I partially blame myself. When I put this DexComsensor on my upper arm, I incorrectly estimated the length of the sleeves on my spring wardrobe. With apologies to those of you with snow on the ground, temperatures have been hovering the 80s for the past few weeks.
I was headed to a birthday party Sunday night and running late because I had spent too much time at the beach (I know, my life is horrible!). I was happy with my outfit until I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror as I walked out the door.
Depending on how much I tugged at my sleeve, the bottom of the adhesive and at least part of the sensor was visible. It was too late to change and, like I said, I liked my outfit so I decided to just go with it.
The birthday party was for somewhat of a new friend so I only knew about half the people in the room. I was sitting in a stool towards the back of the room about halfway through the party when I saw a stranger approaching me. She walked up to me, not actually looking me in the eye with her index finger leading the way.
Whats that? she said as she poked at the sensor on my arm. That was definitely a first for me! Never before have I had a complete stranger touch any of my diabetes devices. Ask? Sure. Touch? No. She did not make it any easier in the fact that she was a very close talker.
I was so shocked by her action that I didnt really know what to do. I stammered out some sort of explanation of what a continuous glucose monitoring device
actually is and quickly turned to Twitter
to express my shock.
With summer approaching and beach time increasing, I dont think this is the last time Ill need something to say.
What witty retort can I hit the unsuspecting stranger with next time? Whats your best comeback?
P.S. This was my view at the beach on Sunday.
book is a really entertaining and educational read. Im only about halfway through it (and hope to write about it when Im done)
but I already can tell you that if you dont have a copy you need to get one today!