Sometimes it's the little things that get to you.
You know those times - when you checked your sugar and hit a geyser - or at least it seemed like it! Thin and high shooting in whatever direction you turned your fingertip while staring in horror before you scramble for a tissue to clean up "all that blood!" when it's really only a few drops they're just squirted in teeny droplets everywhere.
Get a couple of those in a month and you start worrying about everything:
"I can't wear white - what if...?"
"I can't check now, my friend decorated their bathroom in light
"Why did I choose light grey as sheet colors!!"
Ultimately, you stress, you cup your fingertip in anticipation, and then it doesn't happen again for a year, or more. How does it happen anyway, and why so infrequently?
Note to self - don't Google - blood testing "arterial spray" - again
- results very disturbing!
I am guessing it's some sort of "lucky hit" to an arterial capillary or something. Google searches just turned up a lot of disturbing hospital stories, which is unsurprising given some of my visits and others I've heard of.
Really - in the end, it's a pretty small thing to worry about it, with blood sugars, highs, lows, complications, carb counting and all of the other daily juggling we do.