First off, I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read this blog. I truly believe that you can prevent amputations by simply changing your injection sites. Many have asked for more updates. I haven’t done this because I don’t want you reading a lot o boring texts that can just meander on and on. I will update you on the health of my feet on or about march 1 2014. That will be the 3 year anniversary of my change of insulin injection sites.. In the mean time I can assure you that changing my injection sites has made a tremendous, positive, difference in my health
NOT BAD LOOKING FOR FEET THAT ALMOST GOT AMPUTATED
If you have read my previous posts, you know that I was well on my way to losing my feet two years ago this month. By simply changing WHERE I inject my insulin, I have saved them from amputation.
At the time I was taking quite a bit of insulin. my insulin needs were/are as follows:
BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER OVERNIGHT
1995 Humulin 5 units humulin 5 units humulin 5 units. none
2011 Humulin 30 units humulin 30 units humulin 30 units Lantus 60
2012 Humulin 15 units humulin 15 units humulin 15 units Lantus 30
2013 Novolin 9 units novolin 4-5 units novolin 9 units Lantus 9
As you can see, my short acting insulin (humulin novolin) needs have dropped 70% from their 2011 high.
My long acting insulin, Lantus has dropped 85%. I sometimes need none for lunch.
Prior to 2011 my insulin needs kept rising from the original 5 units at each meal to 30 units or more sometimes.
My feet getting worse with time. Now I use far less insulin and my feet are healthy. Foot injuries are not the horrible terror that they once were. I don’t need to see a doctor about them. They heal normally. Are healthy as they should be.
By injecting some of my insulin into the feet, I guarantee that they get to have insulin available for the cells to feed. I still inject as close to the toes as possible. My only change has been that I now inject 1/3 (3 units) in the left foot; 1/3 (3 units) in the right foot; 1/3 (3 units) in the stomach area.
At night it’s 3 units of Lantus in each thigh, 3 in the stomach area. This is long acting so I still don’t know if there is a benefit to shooting multiple sights. It can’t hurt though.
Because my work during the day doesn’t always allow me to be able to take my shoes off to inject directly into the feet, I try and get as close to them as possible. Shooting underneath the skin around the ankles or lower calf area. As close as possible at all times.
Overall I feel far better than I have ever felt. I am as healthy as or healthier than just about anyone I know in my age bracket or any bracket. Maybe this spring or summer I will post a pic to prove it.
I owe my feet to that life altering epiphany when I realized the problem I was having with my feet was simply because they were starving to death. They are fine now.
Make sure yours are too! INJECT IN YOUR FEET.
Just not in the arteries.
Diabetic feet can be horrible. Any accident can cause life altering damage. Stepping on a nail is painful for anyone. It’s horrific for us diabetics. This is what my foot looked like 12 days after the accident. A healthy, normal foot. I attribute this to one alternative that I chose 2 years ago this month. To start injecting some of my insulin in my feet so that they could benifit from it, first; not last. Since that time I have had virtually no problems at all.
I was so confident that there would be no complications that I never even bothered to go to the doctor. Just kept the injury clean. IT WORKS!
One day after stepping on a nail the feet look great. It’s painful to walk on but no swelling as yet. You can’t even see where the nail penetrated.
I will continue using my feet as injection sights because I firmly believe that doing this has got them healthy and will keep them healthy.
Doing this hellps insure that the cells get the insulin the need to adequately feed themselves and therefore be able to successfully combat injuries. This is the second time I have had a bad injury to the foot. Last time I was terrified that they would start going down hill and eventually get cut off. They didn’t they healed like a normal foot should.
This time I am not worried at all. Time will tell. Then I will tell you.
INJECT IN YOUR FEET IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THEM.
An accident all diabetics dread. Stepping on a nail has led to many a foot amputation. That’s exactly what happenned to me today. The great thing is: I FELT IT. And it was painful!. The bad thing is this type of accident is slow to no healing for many diabetics.
This accident doesn’t strike terror in me like when I dropped a board on my foot and my big toe nail was so engorged with blood that the nail popped off. Like then I won’t be going to a doctor. Hopefully the same results will occur. That it will be painful for a while then heal up, normally.
I continue to inject my short acting insulin in or around the toes for maximum effect. Everything should be fine.
I will keep you guys posted on the progress (or regress).
Now I egress.