I don't have a basal dose, because I don't have an insulin pump.. I use Humalog (Aspart) fast acting insulin pen during the daytime for every meal, and Lantus (Glargine) insulin at night before bed time. The morning one varies on the doses, depending on how many carbohydrates I eat before every meal (Usually it's about 10 units per meal) and the night time one, the Lantus, I use about 10 units before I go to sleep.
I think the prayer before the shots works... I too have done that in the past. Still do, but mostly I just try to think positive, then I tell myself that I have to inject, because that is what's important and best for me. You're right about avoiding food not being a solution. I must work on that!!
I told my manager about my diabetes situation, and they (well, one of the managers) offered me breaks for that. For checking blood sugar, or to fix my low blood sugar episode, and I am happy that it turned out alright! I just had to speak up and not be afraid. But I am still going to work at whatever shift they schedule me, even if it is for 2am-5am, because it IS a job, and I am new there. I have only worked there for about 3 weeks, and got paid only once. I don't want them to cut my hours, but they did, I'm not sure why... I only have 1 day next next week! :( they said that it's not just me, but a lot of people are getting their hours and even days cut.
Well, he did try to give me a glucose tablet, but he says that I didn't want to eat it at first, but that I ate it eventually, after some "Angela, eat the glucose tablet!". I think that while I was out of it, it was just my way of not being sure of what he was trying to do. He said I'd just sit there, with a blank look on my face, pale, and glazed eyes. I do recall just being woozy, and seeing things in two's, and not hearing anything. Things were happening, but I couldn't feel or be aware of much of anything. I didn't even feel when they poked my finger with the lancet to check my blood glucose level! So he was worried and that's the reason he called the ambulance.
Thanks for the help!