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Forgotton to take my insulin!

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mellampard, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Mellampard

    Mellampard · Member

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    Hi,
    I have been on insulin for just over a week and 10 mins ago, after having had my tea, I realised I hadn't taken my insulin. What an idiot!!!
    What do I do now? Do I take it now or do I wait till tomorrow morning?
    I am injecting twice a day with Mixtard 30. 10 units in a morning and 8 at teatime!
    My BS was 11.5 just now, 10 mins after my tea.
    I'm really worried now and I can't talk to anyone so I'm hoping there are some old hands who will advise me.
    Thanks
    Mel :(
     
  2. scottishkate

    scottishkate · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Take it now - you can't go without insulin until tomorrow morning. Just keep checking your blood sugars for the next few hours, take some glucose if you go hypo.

    Katie
     
  3. lionrampant

    lionrampant · Well-Known Member

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