Friday, 30 November 2012

The Little Things You Take for Granted... Like Light

The Little Things You Take for Granted... Like Light



I have issues with testing in the light sometimes when I am low, let alone in the dark! 

I find the injections in the dark to be more of an issue because I am often in a public place when I need to take an injection.  I was in a movie theatre, trying to give myself my nightly basal shot and couldn't see the numbers on my pen.  I got out my IPhone and used it as a light source for maybe 20 seconds, next thing I know the guy next to me freaks out and starts yelling at me to put away my phone.  He was literally yelling at me, in a public place, and he was a stranger.  This was during the previews.  I just held up the needle and said "I am diabetic and need to give myself insulin."  He replies "Whatever".  Frankly, the guy was a real jerk and didn't even apologize.  I was a littel upset.

I have successfully given myself my basal shot at a Foo Fighters concert, a Pearl Jam concert, and a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert over the past year though.  I consider that a great success.  The strobe lights and lasers help me read the numbers on the pen.  Rock concerts rule, great for diabetics!  Way better than movie theatres!

Since getting T1D my wife has started taking pictures of me testing and injecting in interesting locations.  I will post them when I get a chance. 



 

2 comments:

  1. You got yelled at in the movie theater. That's funny. And yes, the guy was a jerk to reply "whatever." I look forward to seeing the collage of photos your wife has taken. I was very nervous about giving myself shots in public.

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  2. Me too. I was nervous about taking them, period. It is not so much the idea of doing it in public, just taking the shots. I am used to it now though. Same thing with testing, if other people don't like it, tough luck for them. The truth is most people don't even notice. I am also nervous writing a reply to someone who has a PhD in English Lit. Is that strange? haha

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