Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hmm.....Lesson Learned

Matthew's BG: 54

He eats a glucose tab. Waits a bit.

Checks BG again: 466! You should have seen his jaw drop.

Hmmmm........did he clean all that powdery glucose tab residue off his finger? I think not.

Checks BG again: 82

Matthew's lesson of the day: CLEAN YOUR FINGER, DUDE!


Unknown said...

So funny...I am soo used to feeding Joe glucose tabs and starbursts like a mother bird. He tilts his head back (been doing it since he was three) and I plop them in. I sooo don't want to deal with a false high so I don't let him touch the things...but I think we may be looking a bit silly as of late. My baby is growing up.


Shannon@ The New Normal Life said...

WOW!! What a great reminder!! When ever we get those crazy high numbers I always recheck cause I am scared to correct... THANKS for the reminder :)

Our Diabetic Warrior said...

Oh my goodness, my jaw dropped too! Glad it was an error.

Stephanie said...

That has happened to us so many times! In fact, Adam gets mad at me now, because I "feed" him the tabs and don't let him touch them. :)

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

Been there. Glad it was just the powder. :)

Amy said...

Hahahahahahahahaha! Now I have a CONCRETE example of how to answer: "But, why do I have to wash my hands? I just did 15 minutes ago!!!!" Awesome.

NikDuck said...

Definitely good lesson! I have wondered how drastic the difference would be and now I know to watch that and make sure hands are clean!