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Old 11-30-2013, 16:43   #1
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I am a new Dibetic diagnosed on Halloween..... I have been doing really well with remembering my shots before each meal ect However last night I totaly forgot to take my long acting shot at 9 pm.... It is now almost 10 AM my time

should i just take my normal 20 units now and from now try to keep taking my long acting in the morning...

Take some long acting now then go back to taking my 20 units at night

or waite and expect my blood to go high all day then take my 20 units again at night?

Sorry to ask such a dumb question but thankyou for your help guys!

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How about splitting it, just for today -- 10 now, 10 later? That'd be safer!

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How about splitting it, just for today -- 10 now, 10 later? That'd be safer!
Is that what you guys usualy do i was woried that it would be some kind of insolin stacking?

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Not if you take half and half ...

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When I forget -- I usually just skip and be very careful what i eat and adjust my fast acting a bit -- but a split does works also -- if you are going to split it.

The reason I usually do not split it is that I would run high for two days -- today and then half dose tonight so i would run high tomorrow also -- if you just skip it for today then you only run high today...

Both works though -- you may want to split it so you can see how it works for you -- that way you know for the future

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I would have taken 50% of may basal insulin in the morning and gotten back to my normal dose that night. Probably would also test a few extra times during the day.

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I took half this morning thankyou guys!

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That was the better choice since you are type 1 you should not have skipped a full dose. Better to split.

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OH -- sorry I missed you were a type 1 -- then you did the correct thing by splitting it -- I am type 2 and still producing insulin so I could have gotten away with a skip with careful diet.... Glad it worked for you

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Acadburn, don't worry about asking a 'dumb' question, and yours wasn't, it's how we learn. We don't judge each other on this forum, we try to assist each other in managing our diabetes.

Glad you've joined us.

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