May 11, 2011

Diabetes Bloopers


Diabetes Bloopers: Whether you or your loved one are newly diagnosed or have been dealing with diabetes for a while, you probably realize that things can (and will) go wrong. But sometimes the things that go wrong aren’t stressful - instead sometimes they are downright funny! Go ahead and share your Diabetes Blooper - your “I can’t believe I did that" moment - your big “D-oh” - and let’s all have a good laugh together!!

I'm going to give this topic a try today.  At first glance, I told myself that I couldn't write about this because as the parent of a child with diabetes, I take the things that go wrong personally.  If there was a blunder, it would most likely be my fault and my daughter would be the one paying the price of it.

But after a little reflecting, I thought about some things that have happened in our diabetic life that are deserving of a good laugh!

Is it still considered a blooper if I've done it more than one time??  On occasion, I find myself fixing a meal, measuring out the food, counting the carbohydrates for the meal...only to realize that Ally (the one with diabetes) is not even the one eating!

This was actually not a blooper, but my 5 year old thought it was.  Jessi's sister has diabetes; she does not.  One night she woke up after having been asleep for a few hours and needed to use the bathroom.  There were a couple of other things that had been "off" about her behavior that day and so Keith and I decided to check her blood sugar.  Jessi woke up screaming, "I'm NOT Ally!"  She thought that we had accidentally checked the wrong child's blood sugar!

This winter, following an ice storm, I wrote the blog post Ice Ice Baby.  In case you missed it, I'll fill you in on a blooper that was surely avoided by my then 7 year old's intuitive thinking.  The girls were sleeping at the wrong ends of their beds as part of their "Let it Snow routine".  This is what I found when I went in to check Ally's blood sugar at midnight.

Don't prick my toes!  My fingers are at the wrong end of the bed!

I'm sure that, as a parent of a child with diabetes,  I have made many mistakes.  Some funny and others not so much.

The last blooper that I'll share today is about a mistake that I made as a blogger.  Back in November, several other D Mama bloggers and myself had worked with the Komar company and PJs for the Cure to have a Great PJ Giveaway on World Diabetes Day.  We had communicated about how we would present this giveaway and how the winners would be chosen and announced since there were several of us hosting this Great PJ Giveaway.  The details were set - we would hype up the giveaway but not give the details, a specific day to announce the special giveaway, a specific time to go live with the post.  And I had a major BLOOPER!  We had been trying to hype up the giveaway by saying that there would be a GREAT giveaway, but we had not said what it was that we would be giving away.  I got my post ready a couple of days early and instead of hitting the "save" button in blogger, I hit "publish post".  The title was the Great PJ Giveaway.  I "gave it away" alright! 

Visit Bitter~Sweet for more good laughs today! And don't forget to check back tomorrow for "Ten things I hate about you, Diabetes".



  1. Loved the "toe" story Misty...and HA!!! The Giveaway one was priceless...the AZ girls should come clean on that one too. They posted an hour early!

  2. Aw - cute note. The funny thing is, I prick Caleb's toes exclusively at night!

  3. LOL love that note!! and yes priceless on the giveaway, I do believe we had a few bloopers on that one!!

  4. The other night, we checked Max's BG (story to follow in a blog post after D Blog Week is over) and he woke up, saying "What are you doing? I'm NOT Jack!"

    The note is so cute!

  5. That note is AWESOME! And it breaks my heart a little bit too...sigh...

  6. I loved the don't prick my toes note!

  7. Bean is into writing notes right now...I can totally relate to the one about the toes. How sweet! :)
    I've found myself counting out crackers for Bug (not the one with T1) and then shaking my head and just grabbing a handful!

  8. My oldest (who sleeps in a different room than her diabetic sister) hung notes to her bed the first couple months after Dx because she was so nervous that we were going to poke her. =) Thanks for sharing, and I agree. It's hard to not take "bloopers" as failures, as a parent. But, we can only do the best we can.

  9. GASP!!! YOU GAVE IT AWAY!!!! JK :)

    I remember the "don't poke my toes note. That was cute.

  10. Love the note. Love the sister.
    We all goof - the fun part is enjoying our goofs today.

  11. I love the toe sign!!! Sounds like you are still doing a wonderful job though :)

  12. I love the note - so funny but a little sad too!
    hahahahaha - had to laugh about the PJ Giveaway!! :)

  13. I've always been tempted to test my toes. I wonder if the results would be close! ;)


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