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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Diabetes can always ruins a good thing
Tuesday I was working out with my group and our trainer had a cool gift for all of us and that was a free T-shirt! What made this T-shirt even cooler was that is was a fig Newton running shoe T-shirt. I wear fig Newton running shoes so this was a nice addition to the swag.
When I got home there was this funny feeling coming from my belly (no not that kind of funny feeling). The kind of funny feeling that you know something diabetes related is not going so well. Then I looked down my shirt ans saw the blood on the shiny and new T-shirt where my pump site was.
I lifted up my shirt so see the stream of blood gushing from my pump site and knew that I was not going to be feeling well for the rest of the night. Not sure if the rest of you "normal diabetics" have ever had this happen to you but I am first not normal, and second a klutz. What happened was my pump site either slightly came out during workout and was pushed back in, only to rip and tear my insides, or my site shifted and hit something that makes blood gush out of me like a Texas oil rig. Either way I get a real nasty bruise, quality swelling and pain from the area, and also it makes me sick. Not sure if it is like insulin going into my blood stream or something it just makes me queasy when this happens.
The first thing to do is always replace the pump site and monitor my BG's to see if I am doing any sort of insulin resistance or something. All in all I made it through the night and my upset tummy was not too bad of an issue but my new shirt probably has a permanent blood stain on it. Oh well, what do I own that isn't covered in diabetes?