Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 24, 2002
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Question from Aiken, South Carolina, USA:
What are the effects of accidentally injecting insulin into muscle?
Accidentally injecting insulin into the muscle can cause a faster rate of absorption of the insulin. This could mean blood sugars drop faster than they might with subcutaneous injection. Absorption is even more rapid if those specific muscles are being exercised, such as injecting into the thigh muscles and then running. There is no damage inherent to the muscles in doing this, but it will vary the rate of insulin absorption and the predictability of that particular insulin dose.