Embarrassing moment

kejo
By kejo Latest Reply 2014-03-10 00:33:27 -0500
Started 2014-03-04 04:32:27 -0600

What's your most embarrassing diabetic moment?


8 replies

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-10 00:33:27 -0500 Report

I was in the dentist office waiting room and I felt like my blood sugar was dropping to low. I took out my meter and proceeded to test. I was the only patient in the waiting room. Just as I was fixing to poke my finger the nurse came in to take me back to see the dentist. I poked my finger and the blood squirted out and went in my face she screamed. I explained what I was doing and she said " oh I'm so sorry my sister has had that happen before. Are you ok, do you need some juice? I should have known". I told her that I had my glucose tablets with me and that I would be ok. That's the only time it has squirted like that. It was embarrassing.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2014-03-09 10:35:01 -0500 Report

going a "little" low two years ago in a grocery store. I had breakfast, a decent one nearly 2 hours before, but apparently it spiked me higher than I would have wanted, and might have had too many carbs ,so I went below 70 I think the number was 63 or so. I began to "feel" that certain way, had to sit down. They brought me some juice ,but I had my glucose tabs that I never ever needed, but alwys carried around. There were not many customers in the store thankfully but I was embarrassed. After about 10 mins. I was able to leave and drive. When I took two glucose tabs, I began to feel better in a few short mins. will never forget that, but it does not compare to the "spells" I had before I was diagnosed, those made me feel worse.

that_diabetic_chick
that_diabetic_chick 2014-03-04 17:15:48 -0600 Report

When I was at cheerleading and and this girl asked me what my insulin pump was and I explained it to her with my sister and best friend by my side and then she just kept hitting and scratching at it until it fell off and then I yelled and got really embarrassed by that

kejo
kejo 2014-03-05 07:55:09 -0600 Report

A female waiter saw me giving insulin in a restaurant. They sent a male waiter to deliver our meals. My friend excused herself to go to the bathroom. She heard the male waiter talk to the female waiter. He said, "you're retard… She's not shooting up… She's diabetic… She's just taking her insulin! " life of a diabetic!

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-03-04 09:43:07 -0600 Report

Telling the male EMT that he would need 3 friends and a set of handcuffs to IV me while asking the female EMT for her phone number. My BS was 16, I never feel like I can apologize enough the few times I've gone that low, but I always put on a show.

kejo
kejo 2014-03-05 07:47:20 -0600 Report

Me too! I'm a nurse and apparently… I'm an elopement risk when Im going low. I tried to leave without giving report. My phone was ringing… And I just kept looking at my pager. I can't remember most of it …if I'm below twenty.

My charge nurse ( Momma Bear ) threaten me… She said either you call your Endo or I will.

mjhorgan
mjhorgan 2014-03-04 06:00:37 -0600 Report

I love this question. I have lot's of small moments, like when the waiter or waitress always seems to come to my table just as I am testing. I know a few times I was giving myself an injection in my leg in public and people look over and see me. I just wonder what they are thinking. I think one of the worst moments was when I was just sitting down to a late lunch with a bunch of people I work with, as soon as I sat down I was not feeling well. I was having a low blood sugar. All of a sudden I leaned back and the chair fell backwards. I ended up flat on the floor in the restaurant. I think most of the embarrassing times have when I have gone low. I have lot's of stories about those times. I could tell lot's of embarrassing stories.One time I had a low BG at home, my wife called 911 for help. I was really out of it and I was all over the floor. The fire dept came a put a glucose IV on me, I finally felt better and was able to sit up. When I looked around the room inside out house I saw two policemen, 5 or 6 firemen, two of our neighbors, and three EMT's. I was completely naked. I don't remember how that happened but there I was just siting on the floor with everyone saying how do you feel. I said back I feel a little exposed.

kejo
kejo 2014-03-05 07:50:51 -0600 Report

One time, when I was younger… I fell asleep. Apparently I started to scream bloody murder. My parent woke up and came into my room. They tried to wake me and I became somewhat combative. They called 911… The dispatcher asked if I was the one screaming in the back ground. A bag of dextrose later… I woke up with EMS above me… Covered in sweat.