Am I the world's worst injection giver? Since Syd has been back on injections, she is always getting bruises where her shots are. Granted, most are not this dark, but there are still a lot and I feel bad. What am I doing wrong? We are using needles not the pen needles. Does that make a difference? I'm just waiting for someone to think the bruises are left there by fingers and call CPS. So, if any of you have tips for me, please share!
On another note, her numbers have been pretty darn good the past couple weeks. It's been wonderful! Her endo wants her to go an A1C cycle (2-3 months) on injections and then start the pump again. However, I want to hook her pump back up asap. I wanted to get her numbers under control and then hook her back up. Soooo, I think we are getting close to that point! But, it doesn't come without some reservations. Since Sydney has been back on injections we have so many fewer lows. Especially at night. I know that we can just decrease her basals to try and have the same effect but, with the pump, it seems we never have this much consistency with her lows. I've actually gotten more sleep these past 4 weeks since she has been on shots than I have in a long time. So, any thoughts for me on this? What should we do? I really don't WANT to stay on shots because I've known the convenience and wonder that is the insulin pump. Decisions. Decisions.