Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I wish my bloopers were funny, but they usually aren't. But I've done them, and others might laugh at the sheer stupidity of them, or maybe empathize.
-Not being sure if I've dosed or not. That sucks, and I use waaaay to many test strips to figure it out. It's one time I wished I did use a Humapen Memoir or pump so I had a record of whether I dosed or not!
-Poking finger for blood test without putting a strip in the meter. Done that many times, usually I can just wipe it clean, put the strip in fast, and then squeeze my finger again. But it still sucks!
-Mixing up my Levemir and Humalog (dialing the wrong pen, just not paying attention) and taking a big dose of the wrong insulin. Luckily I test a lot and figured it out. But that resulted in an entire half-day eating sugar, Pepsi, apple juice ... you name it, even using up my glucagon pen, too (that's OK ... I guess it's better to use them once and a while!) Not fun, until it's done and can look back at it and laugh.
-Leaving home with an empty pen or no test strips. Done that, too. It blows, ruining the day. I have backups in the fridge at work, but it still sucks.
Anyway, there's been plenty of screw-ups over my 34 years with type 1, but I try to keep them to a minimum. Hopefully you'll find them funnier than I did at the time!