2.-10 years, originally as type 2, but recently as 1.5
2-B 5 months
3- I tend to skip lunch on the weekends so I can avoid a shot. I'm hoping I'm not the only one that does that.
4. Just between breakfast and lunch.
5. No problems, just one less stick!
6. Just wondering if others skip meals to avoid shots.
1. what type are you, type-1, type-2, LADA etc? Type 1
2.-A How long since you were Dx'd? (or how long ahve you been diabetic) Since age 12
2-B How long have you been on insulin? 30 years
3- how many times and how often have you skipped one or more insulin doses? I never skip Lantus of which I take 12 units in the am and 12 units in the evening. I do skip meals and thus skip humolog doses probably 3-4 times per week in order to get back on track after rough stretches. Exercise and weight train 3-4 per week and this helps to reduce the humolog doses as well.
4. What is the longest amount of time you have gone without taking your insulin? Humolog 16 hours
5. What problems did you encounter as a result of skipping your insulin? I was fasting at that instance so I did not encounter any problems. Did not skip the Lantus doses so readings were decent.
6. Do you ahve a question you would lie to add to this poll/discussion, please feel free to add you own question/s.......No question's from my end, just thought my experiences could help those looking to reduce their insulin consumption and problems associated with this slippery slope...
1. Type I diabetic
2. a. Diagnosed May 31, 2013
b. I was started on insulin immediately, so a little over 5 months
3. I only skip Novolog if I am not eating a meal, otherwise I am very consistent. I learned early on I cannot skip insulin. I never skip the long-acting Lantus. I did once or twice in the beginning and had terrible blood sugar readings for three days. I take the Lantus religiously at the same time every day.
4. The longest is 6-8 hours, because I just cannot eat lunch, I am not hungry every 4-5 hours. If I eat a meal, I inject 5-10 minutes before I eat. I don't need insulin midday, because I just eat an ounce of mixed nuts and that does not raise my blood sugar.
5. The few times I forgot Lantus, my blood sugars went to the 500-600 range and it took three days to get the readings back down. I felt very weak and had joint pain.
I am DKA prone, so I have to be very careful.
1. Type One.
2-A. Since August 2007, but I had been showing symptoms for several months before that.
2-B. Since August 2007.
3. Twice that I can remember. The first time was when I was far away from home at a family reunion. Mom thought that we would be back hours before we actually were, so I was hiking at dinner time. It didn't turn out to matter that I didn't have insulin though, because I was still in my honeymoon and walking so much I was low most of the time. The second one I just forgot to do my breakfast shot. I only remembered when I got my lunch check and I was almost 400.
4. Several hours. Not too long.
5. No problems the first time, and I was high for a few hours the second.
6. How long was your Honeymoon? Mine was about two years.