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!!
The Blooper Episode
The first day I was using a pen, we went to a concert (symphony) and I went out to the car during intermission to do my evening shot. Turned the interior car lights on and stuck the pen needle in – but – forgot to dial the amount of insulin so – no injection happened. Do over.
On a pump…
Hit a doorknob the first week. All those stories and warnings, but I did it anyway.
Forgot to take the tape off the inset – doesn’t stick, but the needle and cannula go in. Do over.
Forgot to take the cover off the inset needle – doesn’t go in. Do over.
Run to the office (church) while a funeral luncheon is happening and decide to sit and have lunch. Test and try to bolus. Ping meter can’t find the pump. Well, duh, that’s because it’s still sitting on my bed at home.
Heavy duty house cleaning. I know, know, know that after this I will have a TV commercial number (you’ve seen it, that famous 104) popping up on the meter screen. I’m so excited and fairly dancing with the damn vacuum. Fix lunch, test (what?? it’s not 104) and hit the bolus button but yeah, you guessed it. The stupid pump was on the stupid bed so stupid (that would be me) didn’t have that great of a number (and not much insulin in me, either). Oh well…
Left my multiclix lancet at a restaurant in Leesburg, VA. Two hours later, on the road, driving back to NH, I need to test and can’t find the spare multiclix. I used the needle from a reservoir set to stab my finger. Lancets are better… I’m going to put a spare lancet in the car.
I’m sure I’ll make other mistakes, but thanks to the DOC, I know it’s just part of living with diabetes.