Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Diabetes bloopers

Diabetes bloopers - Wednesday 5/11: Whether you or your loved one are newly diagnosed or have been dealing with diabetes for a while, you probably realize that things can (and will) go wrong.  But sometimes the things that go wrong aren’t stressful - instead sometimes they are downright funny!  Go ahead and share your Diabetes Blooper - your “I can’t believe I did that" moment - your big “D-oh” - and let’s all have a good laugh together!!

 It's not really a blooper so much as a pain in the neck moment.

After I test my blood sugar, I usually stick my used test strip in a pocket of my meter's case to throw away later. Needless to say, the strips tend to gather a long time before I clean the pocket out. Well, one time, I was walking around a semi nice store with my husband and I started feeling low. (here comes mistake one) I decide that I can test my blood sugar (BS) while walking around with my husband. This is a feat that I can pull off normally, but not so much if I'm low. My BS was 47, much too low. Especially much too low to be trying to balance a meter and case while testing BS without much pause in walking. Especially if this meter's case had a pocket that needed to be emptied of used test strips. You see where this is going. My clumsy low hands fumbled the case, accidentally dumping used strips all over the floor of this somewhat nice store. And, when I went to try to pick up the (what seemed like) hundreds of strips, my shaky low fingers had a lot of difficultly picking up those teeny tiny strips. I guarantee some got left behind. I somehow leave a trail anyways.

As I was just reading this, it's making me wonder where my husband was during this. He was in there with me, so I wonder if I was so focused on the situation that I blocked his presence out or if he had gone to the bathroom or something during my fiasco. Huh.



  1. UGH...We keep our used strips in the case too. I have done this sooo many times...but, obviously, I am not "low" while picking them up. UGH...I bet that was a rough pick-up with 40-something fingers.

  2. I feel your pain, not in the diabetes way but in the making a fool of myself way. I am good about making a fool of myself all the time.