My old pump died Friday and because of the holiday weekend I didn't get a new one until Tuesday. So for 4 days I did a long acting shot and multiple injections of Humalog. It was awful.
While I did shots for 25 years, the last decade since made me forget what multiple daily injections were like. Thought I was a pretty savvy diabetic and my pump just helped me. Turns out my pump has been doing 90% of the work.
On shots my blood sugar was 400 in the mornings (and that was after eating no carbs and taking large supplemental doses of humalog) and 60 in the afternoons (after taking no insulin and eating huge meals and snacking on candy and fruit non-stop).
I'd forgotten what it was like to have to eat for your insulin. I'd forgotten what it was like to feel like it was always time to take a shot. I'd forgotten what it was like to have tender skin and bruises all over.
I have nothing but respect for those of you who shoot up. You are tougher than me!