Hi Tia_G. I am not advocating it for anyone else. I take precautions. I use alcohol wipes, both on my skin and on the insulin vial. I am using a very small gauge syringe, a 31 gauge, which is less damaging than those harpoons they use to draw blood or inject things in the hospital. I don't reuse syringes. And I don't use the same spot. There are so many places. The back of my hands have tons of accessible veins. It's not like in the movies where you always see drug users tieing up a tourniquet and using the vein on their forearm.
I try to take every safety measure I can for it.
Yes, by definition, it is intravenous drug use. But I am not doing it for recreation, or for fun. I am not playing. I am doing it to rapidly control blood sugar.
I don't do it all the time. Just on occasions when I feel pressed for getting my BG corrected. I take a very aggressive stance on attacking the disease.
I do a correction bolus sometimes when I am at 110 if I know it's on the way up. I am not at all passive with my diabetes!
So I would agree with people that say it is risky. But I am committed to not having the disease control what I do, and not ever letting my BG control my schedule.
So I just go after it on my own terms. Hopefully that is understandable.