so..this is the story were i took the WRONG INSULIN!...

so one night i was at my dads house. it was a few weeks after my diagnosis and it was time for my 9:00 shot. u know the long lasting one... either lantus or levimere. well i was sorta drowsy, so i was not as focused as i was supposed to be. i grabbed my pen and attached the needle. i then dialed 20 units. i gave it to my dad and he checked that my units were correct. it was, so he said go ahead and do it. i did. immediately after i looked at my dad... something felt wrong. i told my dad that the lantus did not sting as usual. he was like what do u mean. then i yelled that wasnt lantus!!! my dads arm hairs stood up! he dialed my moms phone number and told her what happened. i as so scared.. my mom did the calculations and i had to eat 90 carbs before bed time.. then we called a nurse and she said to check me every 30 mins! anyway i got NO sleep at all. i was so tired in the morning. i did not go to school. i slept the whole time. now each time i do a shot i always check is its the right insulin. haha well thats my story:) see ya next time:)
~amira colene rose.

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Comment by shoshana27 on June 27, 2014 at 2:03am

something similar happened to me many years ago
i fixed it
things turned out ok
:)

Comment by Terrie on June 27, 2014 at 2:15am

Oh, I've done that a few times through the years when I was distracted. All worked out okay and after checking often, I realized that I had taken the correct Insulin most of the time. But it can be worrisome when you're not sure or if you're positive that you have taken the wrong one or too much of the wrong one.

I do focus and take out the Insulin that I am using first, one at a time and put the other one back first, so I don't make that mistake.

Comment by Wonder on June 27, 2014 at 4:09am

Oh I gave my daughter (8yr old at that time) 10 units of Novolog instead of Lantus just before going to bed..Realized immediately and made her eat a full 8" cake.. I still cannot forgive myself for that..Guilt will go with me to grave.

Comment by Wonder on June 27, 2014 at 4:11am

btw.. she was fine throughout that
night but me and my husband did not sleep :)

Comment by Michael O on June 27, 2014 at 5:13am

Well of course it happens...jeez
They are called learning experiences
They motivate us to take that extra half second and check that yes, we have the correct insulin/pill or whatever.
To quote Thomas Edison...I have not failed 1--- times. I have found 1000 things which do NOT work.
It happens...learn from it.
No need to forgive yourself for being human
You got through it and hopefully learned something.

Comment by Anna-Kate on June 27, 2014 at 10:15am
When I used on shots my dad and I had a special system. We each check 3 times to make sure it was the right insulin and amount.
Comment by Anna-Kate on June 27, 2014 at 10:22am
And it usually worked. :)
Comment by ginjan on June 27, 2014 at 2:12pm

Don't beat yourself up....everyone who is a T1D has done this probably more than once. One thing that I have done to help distinguish the vials, for those times I am not paying attention or tired, is I have wrapped a thick blue rubber band around my Lantus/Levemir so that the feel of the bottle is a reminder.

Comment by shoshana27 on June 28, 2014 at 1:28am
I call those my emergencies I learn from them
:)

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