The world’s smallest disaster

By | 18 July, 2013
A real disaster, yesterday

A real disaster, yesterday

As I sat on the bus to work this morning – my headphones leaking Megadeth out to my suffering fellow passengers – I had a phone call from Katie: “You’ve left your testing kit on the stairs!”

Curses! So after getting off the bus, I walked to Boots a bought a new meter. It was a shade over a tenner and I’ll use it as a spare. Crises – such as it was – averted.

As I started typing this out I felt a touch low; so I used my brand new kit to test my blood glucose – 3.3. So I reached into my desk drawer, picked out some of the stash of Lucozade tablets I had there, ate a few and carried on with writing and my day.

With problems with my diabetes being so easy to solve, it’s no wonder I don’t write on the blog as much as I used to. This very article clearly demonstrates that writing about such mundane, effortless fixes is somewhat dull. So, instead, let’s celebrate that – while it can have its ups-and-downs – diabetes can be one of the easier conditions to live with. Huzzah!

P.S. feel free to use the comments below to tell me how wrong I am and how diabetes is a waking nightmare, etc., etc.

9 thoughts on “The world’s smallest disaster

  1. Annette A

    One thing I’d miss if I was in that situation (ie, having forgotten my meter) is that I wouldn’t have the insulin calculator that I now rely on so much – when I first got my meter (which pairs to my pump, and tells it what to do, but I can use the pump manually as well) I didnt think it’d be one of the things I’s miss – but noe, if I have to calculate a bolus for a meal, it takes me twice as long as it used to – I’m out of practise!

  2. Steve Miles

    Chill out Nev – yes we’re diabos, but its hardly a waking nightmare!

  3. Alison

    A true crisis, im surprised the government didn’t mobilise the armed forces to help you through this monumental disaster. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need extra support as you recover from the crisis. Shootup writers and readers are well known for our unsarcastic, empathetic support 😉

  4. brian

    Crisis – eh lad, that weren’t a crisis; when I were a lad we had proper crises not the namby-pamby one’s you have now and we had to cope without a mobile phone or Megadeth first thing in a morning. Megadeth, first thing in the morning on reflection, perhaps life wasn’t so bad after all 😉

  5. lizz

    T’would be a crisis for me, have to set the CGM properly and calibrate, and I do have to do an awful lot of tests. Even the shock of leaving it behind would make me hypo or hyper, and that would impact throughout the day, and also – having to pop in to a shop not in my routine retc… oooer! If I was 3.3 I’d be low for ages before i came up, but too scared to take too much sugar each time in case i rose too high… a waking nightmare, which I’m used to, but still.

  6. Sue

    I left home in Worcestershire for Porthcawl (2 +1/4 hrs away)and over half way there, realized I’d left the whole lot (pen and testing kit) at home. Caught Casualty in Bridgend just in time to pick up supplies! Also done the same in Carlisle. You’d think, after having T1 most of my life, that shouldn’t happen!! Now, those are what I call crises!


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