Yesterday when it was time to check my blood sugar, I realized that I had forgotten my lancet device at home-- it fell out of the case apparently. (I have a very tough diabetic buddy who doesn’t even use a lancet device-- she just pokes herself manually with a lancet. Respect to her.)
But since I’m not that tough, I’m not used to just stabbing my finger. But I was feeling low and needed to check! So I started searching my purse for something to poke myself with. No syringes, needles, or even a safety pin anywhere. Then I saw my trusty glucagon… and thought problem solved.
I removed the cover of the glucagon needle and used it to draw blood. I’m sure this is not the perfect method and I did have to open the glucagon kit, but I thought it was better than actually needing the glucagon injection and thankfully caught a low!
Anyone been in this situation? What did you do?
Now I think that I will stick a lancet (just the needle part, not a lancet device) in every purse and bag that i use-- just in case. I have hundreds sitting around because I’m in the “I never change my lancet” club!