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How can I resist taking too much insulin to treat high blood glucose?

Instead of treating high blood glucose in one big swoop, take it down in small steps. Trying to get your blood glucose down when it is high is a good thing. But overdoing it can push your level too low, and that isn't a good thing. So you have to think before treating - what has worked in the past and what hasn't? It would be great if you could go from a high glucose level to a normal one in one big jump, with a nice, soft landing. But it usually doesn't work that way; sometimes the landing is hard. Too often you end up low, and that hurts. To avoid that, get your blood glucose back where you want it in a couple of easier steps, instead of one giant, painful step. Take a little less insulin than is tempting, and then check your glucose level when the insulin should be working to see the results and make any adjustments. This approach should make it possible to get your blood glucose down while lowering the risk of going too low.

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