One thing constant in this very inconstant world of diabetes is the need to stick your finger and check your blood glucose levels.
#FunnyNotFunnyOur own resident contributor Heather D. Nelson describes a funny story with her son, as follows. “My son and his twin little brothers were raucously laughing in the bathroom after their showers. Being a good mom, I snuck around the corner to try and catch a video of what I just knew was a heartwarming moment. Instead, I found them full on belly-laughing as big brother discovered the hot shower allowed him to squeeze his finger hard enough to let the blood squirt the mirror from a lancing site used earlier in the day…straight to the mirror.” Ahhhh motherhood. Raising a kid with his own type 1 diabetes monster is no joke, but you have to embrace the humor in these absurd times of seeing a kid just being a kid.
- Change your lancet often. (if you can’t remember when you last did it, do it now).
- Rotate your sites. (we know, we know, you have a favorite pinky finger. But give it a rest!)
- Apply IMMEDIATE pressure to the site to halt the blood flow and reduce infection risk.
- Do not attempt to write your name on the bathroom mirror. You aren’t 5, after all. ?