I'd Like To Hear Your Funny Experiences...

By TLTanner Latest Reply 2014-08-21 21:22:42 -0500
Started 2014-08-17 15:23:00 -0500

For most of us, diabetes is a challenge, everyday. Along with those challenges, there are some comical/funny incidents that most of us have had and I'd like to hear about yours. What has been the funniest thing that has happened to you during your lifetime dealing with diabetes? I can be anything from what was said to you, to what you did or have done. I know I have quite a few!

1st grade, I would have so many insulin reactions that even what my mother sent with me didn't last long enough to get through the day. So, the teacher would take someone else's dessert and give that to me. In high school, I ran into the girl that got her desserts taken from her the most and went up to her and apologized for it. She laughed and said she didn't even remember it!

In elementary school while at phys ed, we were getting ready to go back to our classrooms and while standing on the black top, I started to feel funny and the next thing I remember was waking up in the Principle's office. The phys ed. teacher said I passed out and fell face first onto the black top. I had no marks whatsoever on my face! I have done that "face palm" on other occasions too, but never had a mark to prove it! No clue why either! I should have at least broken my nose more than once!

Now, those may not be real funny to you, but they are to me because I didn't get hurt. What are some of your funny incidents?

17 replies

TLTanner 2014-08-20 16:52:35 -0500 Report

I brought it up in another post and figured that since I did, I should post what it was all about.

When I was younger, but old enough to use the stove, on weekdays, I would get up a little earlier than my siblings and put the needles and syringes on to boil.

I don't quite remember the year, but the syringes were first made of glass and you had to boil them in order to sterilize them. This was definitely before disposable syringes and blood sugar meters!

I put them on the stove to boil and sat down in the living room to wait. The next thing I remember is my Mom waking me up by yelling at me something like, "What are you trying to do? Burn the house down?"

Evidently, I fell asleep, the water boiled away, the rubber on the plungers had melted to the bottom of the pan and smoke was filling the house. Stinking smoke I might add! Syringes weren't cheap either and now we had to replace 3 of them! Oh boy!

Needless to say, I never fell asleep again while boiling syringes and needles and was very happy when they came out with disposable ones! That meant I could sleep in a little longer on school days! LOL

ReaderReader12 2014-08-20 15:45:12 -0500 Report

I am pretty new to this whole deal…so the first time I refilled my lancets I thought i had the right ones. I didn't and they would not exchange them so I decided not to waste them. So instead of putting them in the launcher thing I have to just use my fingers and poke my own finger. I can do it most of the time the first time right hand to left But left hand to right it does not work out well at all. So I am trying first thing in the morning about 5:30 trying not to swear with about three pokes before I do it hard enough for there to be blood. I am almost done with my 100 count of lancets and will damn sure i have the right ones before I sign for them them this time around.

TLTanner 2014-08-20 16:46:10 -0500 Report

ReaderReader12, I have done similar, but I still can not bring myself to poke my own finger! LOL I can do injections with no problems, but I just can't seem to poke my own finger! Yay for you for being able to do it, 100 times! No, I didn't count the "almost" times, just the number of lancets. :-D

Thank you for sharing your story! It also tells us to check our supplies BEFORE we leave the store to make sure we have the right stuff!

ReaderReader12 2014-08-20 22:09:22 -0500 Report

Yes…I will for sure check before I sign and leave the store. DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN. Lol At least you can do the injections. That is a good thing.

katieroselynn 2014-08-17 22:36:51 -0500 Report

I get very snippy when I'm high and if I'm going into DKA I get really bad. We'll be on the way to the hospital and I'll be yelling at her to either drive faster or pull over and call an ambulance because at least they know how to drive. Thankfully she knows it's not me talking it's my sugars and the ketones and I always apologize for being a total jerk. :P

TLTanner 2014-08-18 11:53:44 -0500 Report

Most of the time, I'm so out of it by then that I don't remember what I did or said. LOL Then again, when I get low enough I have to go to the hospital, I don't remember that either!

Thankfully, as you said, Mom's know it's not us when we get that way!

katieroselynn 2014-08-17 21:33:14 -0500 Report

There was also one time when I was high and had ketones and I was very cynical that day due to feeling sick. I don't remember the conversation but my reply to something my mom said was "well not everyone can say they are so sweet they pee sugar" that made my mom laugh for about 5 minutes

TLTanner 2014-08-17 22:34:40 -0500 Report

Another good one, katieroselynn! Thank you for sharing this one too! I know I've said and done some things that at the time, I wasn't very proud of, but find pretty funny now. I don't know of anything I've said to my mom, but I know during one low, she was trying to feed me some soup and I spit it back at her! I STILL apologize to her for that one! LOL

katieroselynn 2014-08-17 21:31:33 -0500 Report

One time after coming out of a low I was talking nonsense. I was also at camp with roommates. I was talking about pink hippos with purple pokadots and then tried to take my clothes off… Thankfully they stopped me. :P

IamBubbely 2014-08-17 17:00:40 -0500 Report

My funny moment was when my 4 year old granddaughter said to her 5 year cousin (also my grandson) as they were watching me monitoring my sugar level one morning..Did you know that grandma has a lot of sugar in her body that's why she is so sweet!

GabbyPA 2014-08-17 16:07:51 -0500 Report

For me, it's when my husband says "Pee pee dance" to me as I wiggle myself to the bathroom. I am always fine until I walk in the front door, and bam....every time. LOL

Type1Lou 2014-08-17 15:43:43 -0500 Report

Great idea for a discussion…the ones I remember was when I lived in New Hampshire. I used to plant a lot of dahlias outside around the house. I had been working all afternoon but wanted to finish my project before going in to supper. I waited a bit too long and actually fell from a kneeling position, face first into the dirt. (That "face-plant" gives new meaning to the epithet "Eat dirt!") Luckily, I didn't pass out and was able to get myself inside for some fast-acting carb.

Another time, when I wasn't so lucky, my husband couldn't wake me up he called 911. When the ambulance arrived, he told them I was a diabetic. I remember being semi-conscious when they put me on a stretcher to get me out of the house to the ambulance. As we were going down the front steps and along the walk, they actually spilled me off the stretcher…Oops! No harm done and I can laugh about it now. (As time went on, my husband got very good at giving me glucagon injections to "bring me back". Ever since going on a pump 3 years ago, I haven't had any serious low BG episodes nor needed any glucagon. Hooray!)

TLTanner 2014-08-17 17:06:25 -0500 Report

I've had those incidents where the EMTs are trying to bring me back too. One I don't remember, but my son told me about was when I had that Help Line Button (Help, I've fallen and can't get up). The cops came first and had to come in through the kitchen window (only one open), came into my room and couldn't wake me, went into my son's room, shinning the flashlight in his eyes and asked him, "What's wrong with your mother?" He heard me, "roar like a dinosaur" and told them I was having an insulin reaction and just give me some sugar. The cops let in the EMTs and they gave me the glucose by IV, which they started while I was still on my waterbed!

I NEVER knew I roared like a dinosaur during an insulin reaction! I'm glad that I managed to push the button during all this to get the EMTs to my house although I remember none of it! LOL

They also told me to leave my front door unlocked from then on! I had to laugh since I lived right in front of the police station! I also lived in a very small town and could do that with no fear.

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