Diabetes Blog Week – Diabetes Bloopers
I was trying really hard to think about something funny/weird that has happened to me with my diabetes and I couldn’t come up with anything until I remembered this gem:
One day I was testing and my husband approached me with curiosity and said “I wonder how my blood sugar is. Can you test me?” – I’m always willing to indulge people’s masochistic fantasies of being poked with a lancet, so I agreed. After all, he’s a big boy, he could handle it… or so I thought.
My lancet device is set at 3. For some reason, he started playing with it and I didn’t notice. So I proceeded to stick his finger and he screamed banshee. I thought he was being a big baby and he told me “How can you do that to yourself every day? It’s horrible!” I was unable to understand what the big deal was because it really doesn’t hurt that much.
After further investigation, I discovered the lancet device was set on 9. Yes, 9! No wonder. I think I pierced even his soul. His blood sugar was normal, and I don’t think he will request another test for a while.