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Insulin arrived 2 late

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Sparklebrightisright62, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Sparklebrightisright62

    Sparklebrightisright62 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all,

    My insulin should have arrived yesterday
    but didnt arrive till 12 luchtime so i missed my dose for this morning so had 18 units at 12 luchtime do i still need 16 units @t bedtime.
    The chemist said yes but isnt that too much too close together wont it knock out my morning dose in the morning.
    Very confusing to say the least they never give you any info just expect you to get on with it.
    Should give you a chart of when to take and what to do if you cannot take at the time you are supposed too.

    Sparklebright62.
     
  2. Fruitella

    Fruitella Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you can post the type of insulin you are taking, and how long you have been taking it for, someone can possible give an opinion.

    I've been on humulin 1 for several years now and have confidence in adapting the dose for myself, and for me, yes, I would start afresh in the morning.
     
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  3. Fenn

    Fenn Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally I would just miss a dose and suffer a higher bg for a while, rather than hypo all day, for example, I was night fishing Wednesday night and forgot my humalin I, next day I average 11-13, *shrug*

    but I’m neither a doctor or a good role model :)
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    What insulin and at what time do you go to bed?
     
  5. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi Sparklebright,

    Knowing what insulin you are prescribed & when you were advised by your doctor to take it would help with the appropriate advice given from experienced members..

    With regards to ordering a repeat prescription; I personally allow a few more days "grace" on the usual process. Just incase there is some sort of delay either with the admin, chemist, supply or logistics? :)
     
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  6. In Response

    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I second this.
    There are usually 5 cartridges or pens in a packet. I always put in my repeat request when I take the penultimate one out of the packet so I have more than one cartridge/pen spare for delays or if there are any damages.
     
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  7. Sparklebrightisright62

    Sparklebrightisright62 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all ,

    I am on novomix 30 i have been on the same one on & off for ages to be taken morning&evening hopefully taking till my bs goes down hope that wont be long then perhaps i can go locarb and loose more weight
    that is my Aim.

    I have to loose more weight as i am having nerve compression hopefully if i loose more weight i will prevent it getting worse.

    Sparklebright62
     
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  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    What time in the evening where you advised to take the second dose of Novomix 30?
     
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