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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!
11 Responses
  1. Katie Says:

    Haha, what a story! It's weird how fingers just decide to gush sometime.


  2. Isn't it so true, the 'gushers' always seem to happen in public! The first infusion set I had removed gave me the biggest gusher to date!


  3. EDONAdesigns Says:

    All my gushers have been when I'm alone. I almost wish I had a few good gusher stories to share. Glad it didn't get on your pizza!


  4. Gah! I can only imagine! Good story! :)


  5. That's hilarious! What a great story.


  6. Great post! Love the blooper theme, these are hilarious!!! :D


  7. Nicole Says:

    lol, thank goodness the pizza was safe in the box!!


  8. Reyna Says:

    This is sooo funny b/c this just happened to us. Except it was a home-made cake brought over by guests. Thank goodness it was covered with saran wrap.

    Great Blooper...and love the gorey graphic.


  9. Kris Says:

    Ack! lol That same thing happened to my daughter only it shot her in the face. Luckily she had her glasses on or it would have gotten in her eye! She was pretty grossed out. lol


  10. I'm with Reyna ---- love the gory pic! Awesome! Nate bleeds all over me all of the time. I'm always a big gusher mess.


  11. Briley Says:

    I've had that happen to me MULTIPLE times. Including at D camp went it right into my counselor's face. I'm sure she loooooooved that.


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