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 idea of this topic already makes me laugh! I have so many awkward stories that I could go on for days! Part of this disease is making sure you have no shame because as Karen says, "Things can (and will) go wrong."
My favorite story to tell is when I was doing a program through NYU for six weeks in my junior year of high school. Only have been a diabetic for a little over a year, I was not experienced-but I sorta knew what I was doing. At the time, my friends and I were living in the NYU dorms and this was the first time I would be away from my parents for that long since I was diagnosed, and I was a little nervous.
Our days were always full of fun things to do, how could it not in such a great city! After spending all day dancing and walking around the city, we all were very hungry and wanted some food. We decided to eat at this very famous pizzeria and I was really excited. Obviously before I eat I would test my blood sugar...right???
Well the waiter brings the box of pizza over, (thank goodness it was in a box!) and I whip out my meter.
I take the poker and I swear it was like a horror movie!!! BAM!
THE BLOOD GOES EVERYWHERE!!! I have no idea seriously how this happened! My finger was a gusher!! I was SO embarrassed! Thank goodness it didn't get ON the food because I would have died!!! Thankfully everyone just laughed after a silent moment of WTF just happened?!?!? LOL
Moral of the story, with diabetes there are going to be many funny, gross, awkward, uncomfortable stories. Enjoy them and live it up!