Originally Posted by Pickitup
Simply put touchdown!!
Now that you got your GH, I'll give you a good idea on how to run insulin safely. This is just basic stuff to keep you safe. I'm going to assume you have short or normal insulin. If not, this guide wouldn't be applicable.
Although some would consider this too conservative, I do NOT recommend starting higher than 1 iu. You need to know how your body works with slin before you try anything higher in my opinion. It doesn't matter how little you use, it can put you in a hypo state if the conditions are right. What I mean by that is if you do not have any glycogen in your body and/or no glucose to use immediately.
So start with 1iu. That's 1 mark on your slin pin. Trust me, you DO NOT want to "feel it", because that means you're going to feel the effects of going hypo, which is a terrible feeling. Once you know 1iu doesn't affect you in a negative way, up it to 2iu. Then continue on from there. I've still never gone past 4 iu because I've very insulin sensitive.
The safest way to do it is this. Shoot your GH at whatever dose your using. Then eat at least 10g (some go 20g) of carbs for every iu of insulin you want to use. So for 2iu, that means 20-40g of carbs. Of course you'll want a bunch of protein and very little fat with this meal as well. For me that means eating a banana and some cereal along with my protein (egg whites) right after my GH shot. 30 minutes after taking your GH shot, shoot your slin. I prefer to do both IM, but there are differing thoughts on this. This will allow your GH to peak, and you will have plenty of carbs in your system for the slin to do its work.
Where I've made a mistake before was shooting my gh and slin at the same time, and then eating. Most people will say this is okay, but it was not for me. I went hypo off of 2iu (no joke). The issue was I had just trained legs, hard. So my glycogen stores were shot. Even though I ate enough carbs at dinner, I still went hypo. Then I had to shove carbs in my face. I couldn't eat them quick enough. If you eat first and have enough carbs (including simple), you should be fine.
ALWAYS keep Gatorade or glucose tabs by your side. Remember, not all carbs are created equal. Even simple carbs like fructose, glucose, and sucrose act differently with slin. Glucose does not have to be processed by the liver, so it gets in your blood stream quick. This is what you need when you start to feel hypo. If you start to feel light headed, sweaty, irritable, headache, stomach ache, sick, or tired, have some glucose (aka dextrose). Worst case, you might have too many carbs and gain some fat. It's a better than going hypo though!
I hope that helps man. Good luck brother!