In the beginning I was shy about testing or taking a shot in public, but then realized, hey, I have nothing to be shy about, it is what it is. Not that I get up in anyone’s face, but I try and act nonchalant , test in my lap, and with the pump, just punch in some numbers in a gizmo. Other people are just going to have to realize, these conditions exist, and this is what we have to do to address them.
Perhaps I’ve gotten older and less concerned about public perception, but I think testing at a baseball game just has to happen in your seat bc where else would you go? Over the past few weeks, I’ve tested on a subway train, corner of a concert venue and at a restaurant (on my lap). As long as you aren’t squeezing your finger trying to spray your blood everywhere (lol, which I’m sure you aren’t) I think it’s OK to test wherever you need to.
I check in public, but if I’m not comfortable doing it, then I’ll go to the bathroom and do it.
I have never been self conscious about testing or giving my insulin in pubic. 40 years ago I used to give my insulin shots in public. Now, I test anywhere I need to, and monitor my pump whenever it needs me. Do what feels right for you.
While reading through the responses I came across some horror stories about people dropping their insulin bottles. Thank goodness for pens now for those who don’t use pumps; for those who do carry around a bottle and syringe there are sleeves you can use to protect your liquid gold. When I get a bottle from the pharmacy I slide one over it before I load my pump cartridges. Here’s a link to one from Amazon - I picked one at random but they come in different sizes so make sure you select the one for your insulin type.
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