This post is brought to you by your daily big steaming Diabetes moment of Wtf!?!?!!
Diabetes moments of WTF, we all have them and they occur almost daily. Here are a few that come to my mind as of late.
Misplacing a newly opened bottle of insulin and being unable to find it – no matter how long you look for it.
Blowing a blood sugar of 250 after eating (and bolusing for,) nothing but a tomato salad.
Insulin pump "Low Reservoir" alarms becoming white noise on a hectic day.
Walking out the door and forgetting to connect & or wear your insulin pump.
Having a member of the Diabetes Police (who doesn’t know you from Adam) decide to give you unsolicited (and dead wrong) advice on your diabetes.
Waking up in the morning and having no idea where your insulin pump is. You feel around your person and slowly follow the 43-inch tubing as it careens over the side of your bed, leading to your pump that has somehow landed on the floor. Yes it’s still connected & your infusion site is OK -THANK GOD. Ironically, this very same thing can be considered a "Diabetes Moment of Zen."
Realizing in the middle of yoga class that your infusion set has ripped out during “Downward facing dog,” and then remembering that you forgot to bring a spare infusion set with you.
A stranger seeing your insulin pump & saying: Wow, you must have "the betes" real bad!
Going to the pharmacy to pick up your monthly prescriptions and finding out that your insurance company has once again increased the price of said RXs.
Running elevated blood sugars all day for no reason.
Your insulin pumps unnatural and unholy attraction to doorknobs.
Going away for a three day weekend and realizing that the container of test strips you have only contains 15 test strips.
Dropping your insulin bottle on the bathroom floor again, (we’ve all done this hundreds of times and nothing happens) only to have it shatter. And of course, this particular bottle is either brand-new or the last one in your butter compartment.
Eating carbs like a madwoman, and still maintaining great blood sugars. God bless being hormonal!
Weaning one’s self of insulin. Creative editing my ass!
Having your insulin pumps/cgm battery alarm go off in the middle of a wedding, funeral, graduation, etc.
These are just a few diabetes wtf moments, and of course there are just as many “Diabetes Moments of Zen.”
So my friends, what are your diabetes wtf moments?