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Im a 56 yeeeear old male. two hundred pounds type one

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im a 56 yeeeear old male. two hundred pounds type one diabetic...i just took my sugar after a cookout, it was 284. I mistakenly took 30ml of novalog by mistake. I usually take no more than 12. will i be ok ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 2 years ago.
Hi, Thanks for your question. I'm Dr. Hasan and I'll try to help you. When exactly this has happened? Can you check your sugar again now? Are you having any symptoms like confusion, fainting, lethargy, sweating etc? Regards
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 2 years ago.
Bob please reply to my info asked above. Regards
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.

In a type 1 diabetic 30 units is a very high dose.

You will definitely require very close monitoring of your blood glucose levels every half hourly and keep some sugar along side you.

If you get symptoms of low blood glucose like sweating, heart palpitations, tremors you should immediately take something sweet like sugar.

Novolog is a very fast acting insulin. Starts acting within minutes and duration of action lasts for three to five hours.

So by the time you receive this message you would have already passed through the stage of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) if you did experience it.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Kind regards