Saturday, October 3, 2020
Seriously, this finger-pricking bullshit is no way to start your day. It always takes three or four tries to get a reading, sometimes three or four tries just to get any damned blood, my fingers are covered in tiny red dots and I've wasted a fortnight's worth of lancets and strips in a few days. And I have to do it before I eat anything, so I'm usually ravenous. I got some pain-relief Neosporin for after testing which helps with the ongoing pain, but not the immediate pain. I'm trying to use this frustration to motivate me to keep working on getting my blood sugar down to a point where I don't have to use the meter, rather than wallow in the self-pity that is my go-to. But really, fuck this shit.