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Check Your Blood Sugar - No Matter Where

Check Your Blood Sugar - No Matter Where

I’m here to tell you to check your blood sugar whenever and wherever you want and or need to, don’t let anyone tell you any different.

Check blood glucose in public

And I don’t care if it’s in a crowded room; on public transportation, in the library, at the gym or at the movies. If you need to check your blood sugar, DO IT - because your current and future health depends on it. If anyone gives you crap about checking your glucose levels in public - that’s on them, that’s their issue, not yours. No person has the right to tell you that you can’t.

Checking your glucose level is what you need to do as a person living with diabetes in order to maintain your health.

And it is your right. Google: The American With Disabilities Act, if you don’t believe me.

Look, if you want to check your blood glucose on the sly (which I’ve done on at least 5,000 different occasions) I get it and understand where you’re coming from. Turn your back/chair away from the crowd and do what you gotta do. Checking your blood glucose takes less than 5 seconds from start to finish. But don’t not bust out your meter because you’re embarrassed or afraid of what others might say. Everybody has an opinion - and you know what they say about opinions. And if you don’t, GOOGLE IT.

Check blood glucose in private

And if you want to check your glucose levels in private, I get it and that’s totally cool too. But if you don’t have the opportunity to run off and find a private place to check, then stand your ground and check right where you are and damn the torpedoes. Living with diabetes means that we do what we must in order to live our best lives, including checking our blood sugars - and no matter where or when.

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