This is the third day of Diabetes Blog Week created by Karen over at Bitter-Sweet Diabetes, and today's prompt is all about D-Bloopers.
My mind first went to the obvious choices:
Poking finger for blood test without putting a strip in the meter.
Eating without bolusing. Or vice versa, where you bolus then forget to eat (both leading to same result -> Glucoaster).
Putting a new infusion set in, and then walking away with the pump still sitting on a table so that you pull out the newly-inserted set. Or you collide instantly with a sneaky doorknob, open drawer, or wall corner.
Or those days where I'm wearing a white work shirt and manage to get a gusher.
Drawing up a bolus in a syringe and injecting it in your leg, only to realize you'd already done that and now doubled up the dosage. Or a variation: giving a shot of quick-acting when you actually meant to inject long-acting.
Bloopers abound. We know them well.
I've done all of the above, been in the shower cleaning myself off and ripped off my pump set. While on Multiple Daily Injections during a several-month pump hiatus last year, I had a time or two when I wasn't paying enough attention while injecting and didn't get the needle in far enough under my skin - resulting in a lovely skin bubble.
But none of these are unique or original. And my mind just isn't giving me anything more creative or original...
Ye Gods. This is tough.
If we need to pinpoint a major blooper in the overall big picture, something that just isn't supposed to happen and leaves you thinking "Are you Effn serious???? You surely can't be?!" (Yes, I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.). This is what comes to mind as my example of something so totally whacked it must be a blooper.
ME. More specifically: My insatiable love for glucose tabs.
When God was wiring my diabetes brain about what I'm supposed to like and not like, there must have been some crossed wires when it came to the Not Supposed To Like Glucose Tablets Rule. Yes, I'm a fan of these and would eat them like candy if I could. Not just the flavored ones we have nowadays, where you can get everything from orange to raspberry to coconut (even pina colada??).
This love goes back to even those pasty white square tabs that BD has since discontinued. I used to sneak them as a kid, and LOVED them.
Clearly, this is a D-Blooper of epic proportions on the part of those nutty Diabetes Gods. Someone is obviously watching me on the Grand Stage of D-Life Dramas and getting a kick out of my fascination with these sugary treats.
|Um, no... I don't recall Why The Fructose this picture was actually taken.|
So there we are. D-Bloopers at their best. So it is, Living With Diabetes. At least we have the ability to laugh about it, and at ourselves.
Well, at least, most of the time...