I went to training sessions regularly
I learnt how to inject insulin using a syringe there. At first I had regular training sessions, and then I only went once every two weeks. Now I just go every once in a while. I have read a lot about diabetes and feel a lot better since I started going for regular check-ups at the doctor's. They were great at showing me how things are done. I am very happy.
I started injecting insulin myself using an insulin pen. It wasn’t difficult to get used to. I switched to using long-acting insulin that I have to inject once in the morning and once in the evening. On top of that, I inject regular short-acting insulin before every meal. (Note from the editor: human insulin). The amount depends on what I eat. I have to work out how much I need each time.
I have two main meals a day. Before each meal I measure my blood sugar, then take the insulin and eat straight after. I don’t wait between injecting and eating, and that works out well for me. Sometimes I have a snack between meals, but not regularly and not every day. When I have a snack I don’t inject extra insulin each time but include it in my overall calculations instead.