Some of my insulin is missing...

everydayupsanddowns

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Just remembered that I was going to share this peculiar experience.

A couple of nights ago my youngest had made a particularly tasty-looking cake. My evening meal dose seemed to be pottering along nicely, a little on the high side, but still plenty of iob, so I decided to dose 3u and wait for my levels to start coming down before having a small slice. 3u allow for around 30g of carbs at that time of day for me.

After 2 hours, still waiting for the cake, my sensor reading had risen by 1mmol/L so I decided that perhaps my evening dose had run slightly out of steam and I added a further 2u.

Another 45 minutes later and I had gone up again! So I abandoned all hope of cake, and went to bed, knowing that if the insulin did ever show up for work I would be alerted by CGM.

There was a smooth descent overnight, and I woke in range the next morning. But according to ‘diabetes maths’ I would estimate that there was approx 2-3u that just went walkabout.

Cant believe it was a meal error (a regular one where similar doses have worked fine... May have been slightly basal related... May just have been one of those ’scar tissue’ things. But it’s very disconcerting when a fair ole slug of insulin just doesn’t seem to do anything!
 

Ljc

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I hope it’s not going to say hi remember me, later on .
 

Pumper_Sue

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Cant believe it was a meal error (a regular one where similar doses have worked fine... May have been slightly basal related... May just have been one of those ’scar tissue’ things. But it’s very disconcerting when a fair ole slug of insulin just doesn’t seem to do anything!
Must be catching I had the same problem the other evening as well :) Very frustrating.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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What a nightmare! No, not the missing insulin, mysteries happen, we deal with it.. Having to go to bed without the promised cake!!
It was truly a tragedy.

I can neither confirm nor deny rumours that I may have had it for breakfast the following day. :p
 

Pumper_Sue

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It was truly a tragedy.

I can neither confirm nor deny rumours that I may have had it for breakfast the following day. :p
I hope you did as it's most important to stop the cake going stale :D
 
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