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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

951 vs. 156


"Mom! Mom! Come here!" Jack yelled. "I just tested my blood sugar, and my meter says nine hundred and fifty one!"
He's a funny boy, who thinks he can pull a fast one on his mother.
Love my little joker!

But, I'm not that gullible!


Post edit: 
I wrote this post last month. As I participated in Diabetes Blog Week and wrote about other topics, it's been patiently waiting to be posted. In the meantime, Meri of Our Diabetic Life wrote a fantastic post about the dangers of this meter with its potential for misreading numbers. You can read her post here.

6 comments:

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

Funny...not so much! Though, it would be nice to have a meter that went that high...not that I'd want to see that number, but when Bean's PDM just reads "HIGH" it's unnerving!!

Amy said...

Oh that Jack . . . He's quite the prankster! Doesn't he know jokes like that can give a D-Mom heart palpitations? Of course, you are seasoned enough to know the meter will not go that high ;) Me? I would have fallen for it hook, line and sinker. Not now, though. Nope! Thanks to Jack, Eliie won't be able to make me faint with a number like that. We have the same meter, btw, in green, pink and silver. We just find more and more in common each day!

Michelle said...

What a little joker! We've got the same meter (in various colors) we use as back up and at school instead of sending the Ping remote meter. I hadn't thought about or realized this potential danger until reading Meri's post....have taken all of them now and marked them so that a serious accident doesn't happen because of reading the darned thing upside down! Scary!

busymom said...

Ha! That's scary. ; ) Ours goes to HI over 599, but scary!

think about the other scary things it could be..58/85, 28/82..ack-gonna stop now! : ) besides, my brain is working too hard! hahaha
Hugs! Holly

Reyna said...

WOAH baby! I don't use that meter. That would drive me nuts.

Sarah said...

yikes! I'd be freaking out...but I imagine when Isaac is his age he'll find a way to get my heart beating, too!