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Old 12-09-2012, 12:21 PM   #16
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In the parks, I test anywhere there's a place to set my meter down.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #17
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In the parks, I test anywhere there's a place to set my meter down.
we don't even need that. LOL. We just balance the meter in one hand and the pokey in the other and test away without ever removing it from the case. In line, sitting down, at the table, doesn't matter.

To the OP, test wherever you are comfortable. Just test.

It's completely impractical to go to first aid. You'd spend 20 min walking there to do a 10 second blood sugar test. Then spend another 20 min walking back to get your food, waste 30 min getting food and now your blood sugar check is nearly an hour out of date, so then what? Give insulin based on an old reading? And where will you give it? Walk back to first aid, check again, give shot, walk back to your food? LOL.

God forbid you want to actually enjoy the parks.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #18
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Anywhere at anytime....except the restroom...yuck! No one even notices.
Us too. In line, at the table, on the ride, on the bus, on the plane, while walking....it's like a Suess book. But never in a restroom.

We watched Jurassic Park the other day and I was teasing DD that a million years from now the aliens will dig up her old test strips and clone her from the DNA.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #19
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Yep, I'm in the anywhere, anytime, don't-even-need-to-sit down camp. Same with my shots.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:06 PM   #20
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You all are just AMAZING! OK....I have been practicing.....on my lap....Whew! It is going to take some practicing to master your skills! But, I am going to do it! Thank you so much!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:10 PM   #21
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You all are just AMAZING! OK....I have been practicing.....on my lap....Whew! It is going to take some practicing to master your skills! But, I am going to do it! Thank you so much!
Good luck. You'll figure out a system that works for you. Like I said earlier as long as you test, that' the important thing. How you do it, doesn't much matter. and, I don't know that anyone has ever paid us much attention testing in lines or at tables. I try to keep the meter all contained in it's case - I find it more sanitary for us that way and there is less for people to gawk at.

Next skill is shooting a syringe at a moving 6 year old from 12 paces.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #22
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You crack me up!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #23
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You crack me up!
don't worry, one day you'll be putting on your socks fresh out of the wash, find a test strip inside and you'll also crack yourself up playing everyone's favorite game show: "how'd THAT get in THERE?"
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #24
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What is really crazy...is that I never SEE anybody testing....EVER.....I must have my head in the clouds... or they are MASTERS at it...How do you give yourself a shot so descreetly? I have to lift my shirt a little...I never see THAT either! I can't do that in front of anybody....

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:25 AM   #25
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What is really crazy...is that I never SEE anybody testing....EVER.....I must have my head in the clouds... or they are MASTERS at it...How do you give yourself a shot so descreetly? I have to lift my shirt a little...I never see THAT either! I can't do that in front of anybody....

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well, I can't speak to self shooting, but I've never noticed anyone else testing either, or giving shots. I'm just too focused on my own stuff. I like to figure that most others are in their same own little world.

My son pumps now but when he was on shots I'd just grab for the back of his arm and give the shot. Same if we did stomach, shirt just needs a tiny lift. I think even if people saw it they might instantly register "medical" and then forget they ever saw it. It's so quick. Maybe on yourself aim for the love handle area on the side that you hold the pen or syringe. I'm sitting here trying to see just how far I'd have to lift my shirt, and I don't think anyone would notice it. What people would see would be your hands. That's about it. If it's the summer you could try your thigh area, easy to get in shorts. More noticeable probably was me holding the vial and syringe up in the air to fill it.

I'm sure some of the other adults who do their own shots can give more thoughts on it. You'll do great.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:14 AM   #26
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Gosh! I really appreciate all the feedback....I really do!
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #27
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We're pumping too, but I've heard that some kids will just give the shot through their jeans and into the leg. At restaurants we always ask for a booth as tables are often in the center of the room it's more on display. But DD is fast and confident. Often I'm not even aware that she's testing.

At one of the family retreats we heard a story from a dad that his dishwasher broke. And he had to disassemble it all only to find a test strip lodged into it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:01 PM   #28
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My husband injects through his shirt in restaurants. No one notices or if they do no one says anything.

He will not test or inject in the bathroom. He got an infection in an injection site once and swears it was from injecting in the bathroom, so never again.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:51 PM   #29
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I also agree about testing at the table. Once you get practice, it is only a few seconds. My son has been pumping for 4 years, which has made life so much easier for us. But when we do have to give him shots, I do it anywhere. In the 6 years that he has had it I have only been yelled at twice by ignorant and unintelligent bystanders. You need to do what is best for you and testing/giving shots in the bathroom is just gross. I do however change his pump sites in first aid stations which has been wonderful.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:20 AM   #30
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I have even helped people test in line for Star Tours - and it was the fastpass line too!

Go where you are comfortable but in general no one is even going to notice you doing it
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