by | Apr 3, 2018 | Inspiration | 0 comments

If you stick yourself with needles, you will get a bruise

One of the hazards of diabetes is that we don’t have a map of where are blood vessels lie beneath our skin.  Since we are inserting needles into ourselves quite frequently,  it is inevitable that at some point, you will hit a blood vessel.  Not that big of a deal.  It happens, but I was amazed this week by people’s reactions.  As if I had failed or something bad had happened.  No, I don’t need to call my doctor.  No, I won’t bleed to death.  No, I didn’t do the insertion incorrectly.

It just happened.  Apply pressure.  Expect a bruise and move on.  Nothing to see folks!  Move along.    It’s just part of the drill.



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