I bolus via injection with 5mm pen needles. I tend to bleed with 50% of my injections. I’m also trying to do a really good job of rotating my injection sites to preserve my skin. I injected during MDI in my upper outside thighs through my pants for 8 years prior to podding, so some of those areas are demonstrably “tougher” although they don’t give me absorption trouble like I would expect actual scar tissue to do. Either way, I am trying to do a better job of injecting into a wider area on my thighs to keep my skin healthy.
I recall being told to only inject in the outside of my thigh. I started a new injection row today, and it was right of the top centerline of my left thigh. I didn’t really think this counted as the verboten inside of my thigh and I injected for breakfast and lunch without issue. At 3:05PM, my lunch injection was out of my system, I was pretty much level (slow decline) at 113, injected 5 units for a snack in my new injection row just inside of top centerline on my thigh, and had my snack (I’ve had this snack a million times and it is slow digesting, so it matches no prebolus well).
I glanced at my Dexcom at 3:18PM and saw a 15 point drop from 108 to 93, so I did a fingerstick. I tested at 72. I ate four tabs, chased it with water, and called my husband and asked him to come home (he was minutes away). I tested four minutes later at 51 so I chugged a Pepsi and turned off all basal. I did manage to arrest and reverse the descent. I don’t even want to know how high I’m headed right now but quite honestly, I don’t care about that right now.
Novolog takes 40 minutes to get going in my system. This all happened in 16 minutes.