To I was asked today by a couple what would happen if you took to much insulin. Im on the pump so never had happen. I know your blood glucose would drop low. but other then that I was undsure on how to answer. They ask me how would person act and what would happen to their body.

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Comment by Gerri on March 24, 2012 at 3:53pm

Too much insulin is relative. Insulin overdose could lead to seizures, coma & death. Using a pump is no guarantee.

Comment by Bill D on March 24, 2012 at 4:11pm

Thank you for your answer. I was unsure how to answer couple who asked me. As you said yes I am on the pump and did have problems of blood glucose dropping low when I guess wrong on Carb count. From what I under stand the person they were talking about is not on pump.

Comment by Michael McClure on March 24, 2012 at 10:28pm

What happened to you when you "did have problems of blood glucose dropping low when I guess wrong on Carb count"? Same thing happens to a person on MDI.

On (of all days) Mother's Day lat year, my wife was out and I and our two boys were at home (was a Sunday). I injected my 28 units of Lantus, and then did my 6 of Novolog... just after I did my Novo, it occurred to me that I had used the same vial. So, I did 34u of Novo! Holy heck -- the next several hours were wacky, that's for sure. I had no choice but to eat, and then eat, and maybe eat some more, and then have some OJ, and then, y'know, eat! It was crazy, but I made it through it. I felt a bit like I'd run a marathon by the time the evening rolled around and I was more or less back to normal. What a crazy day that was for me (and my family!). Had I not eaten enough carbs to offset all that Novo, I surely would have ended up in the hospital.

Oops. My bad.


Comment by Bill D on March 25, 2012 at 2:28am

Thank you very much

Comment by Richard P Cosgrove on March 25, 2012 at 7:46am

I am type 2, insulin dependent. I take alot of insulin even being on the pump.But being on a pump doesn't keep you from having lows. I have very few now than I did on MDI but on a trip to NC last October I was staying at a hotel that had a free breakfast. My blood sugars had been pretty good. I tested and I was 118 and figured 55 carbs for breakfast. Ok. I ate and as I walked up to the table to leave a tip for the attendant I had a low coming on. My legs felt tingly and I had a pressure in my head. I rushed back to the room and tested and I was at 50. I found some candy I keep in my backpack and treated the low. So they can come out of nowhere when you least expect it.

Comment by Bill D on March 25, 2012 at 7:53am

TY Richard.
I to keep sweets around the house. I am a type 1 with Multiple Sclerosis. I don't work at present. I do get the highs and lows that pop up on occasion. I live alone in PA with 2 dogs I have a sister who lives a few miles away. I can drive and can walk for a bit before MS balance problems become a problem


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