Hey everyone :D

Sometimes when I give myself my insulin and I take the needle out, a little blood leaks out or a little insulin leaks out. When that happens, am I losing some of the insulin that I just gave myself AND if so, am I suppose to take more insulin to cover for the stuff that leaked out? Thanks!!!

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that is great advice! Thank you :D What is MDI?
Multi Daily Injections = MDI which in my case it was up to SEVEN shots a day!!!
That's how I am too! Every time I eat something or drink something that has carbs I have to take a shot. I guess it's a good thing that I'm not afraid of needles LOL Thanks for the MDI knowledge!
Multiple Dayly Injections.
thank you :D I am definitely an "MDI" lol
Your welcome. Hey I didn't know that for a LONG while myself
OK, this is a funny coincidence. Just this afternoon I decided to measure how much had come out after my injection.

It doesn't happen every time, but sometimes -- even after leaving the needle in for as long as 20 seconds, a big drop of blood mixed with insulin comes back out.

So today I very carefully lay the needle down at the edge of the bubble of blood and sucked it back into the needle so I could see how much had come out. It looked HUGE on my skin, but in the syringe, after I thumped it down, it turned out to be only one IU.

I figure it is mixed with blood so in fact it was probably more like a half of one IU.

I'm still going to be careful when I inject, but I'm not going to stress out over 1/2 unit.
YOU ROCK :D That's awesome that you measured the blood drop. Thank you for info, that was very insightful and good to know. I definitely wouldn't worry over 1/2 unit either. I would much rather cover for a high (although not ideal) than go low.
You're welcome. I have found, as others mentioned above, that pulling the needle out halfway and holding it there for about five more seconds seems to help a lot.

Good old diabetes -- always keeping us on our toes!

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