Relearn, Repeat

Today at work, I had a snack around 11:30 am… Pretzel Chips, buffalo flavored (I worked-out before work so don’t judge, and hey, I was hungry).  When Dex beeped at 12:30 pm, displaying it’s non-subtle demand for blood (that blood drop graphic is intense), I saw that Dex showed a bg of 87 and an angle down arrow (Uht-oh), I quickly checked my blood on the meter.  This is what I saw:


What the heck?  My right hand “looked” clean.  I re-checked, but washed a fingertip on my left hand.  Note the time:


So, my lesson of the day is this: There is a reason you’re supposed to clean off your fingertip before a blood test.  Also, Buffalo Pretzel Chips may look orangey BUT even if you can’t see it, there may some buffalo goodness sticking to you.  That sounds creepy.  Sorry.  You get the point.  Almost 34 years as a T1D.  Relearned hand-washing today.

1 thought on “Relearn, Repeat

  1. Whoa.

    My son so often will sort of extra-dry his freshly washed hands on his pants right before poking. It drives me CRAZY. I never make him re-wash after the re-dry. It seems to intense. But really. For science. The hands should be actually clean.

    Thanks for the reminder!

    Gee, I’m glad I found your blog.

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