I know lots of you use pumps, so this may not be applicable. I thought I’d pose the question anyway (hopefully I did it right).
Do you prime your pens every time you do an injection?
I’ve been priming pretty religiously over the last few month with my long-acting insulin. I only change the needle on the 2nd-3rd injection (Sorry! That’s just what I do!), and since I started priming, I’ve realized that it’s incredibly important that I do so!!!
If I prime with just 1 unit, I often get a little, tiny drop. The next 1 unit prime gives me a short stream of insulin- clearly much more than I got with the first 1 unit prime. A 1 unit difference in long-acting insulin is HUGE for me. Also, that first 1 unit prime is not always just a small drop! Sometimes it’s a stream. So it’s not as if I can just say I was consistently taking about 1 unit lower than I thought. I’ve clearly had some variance in the amount of insulin I was taking that I wasn’t accounting for.
I’m curious if other people prime regularly or not. For those that do prime regularly, did you start because you noticed similar inconsistencies?