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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Diabetics will never have clean sheets.

I must have had a gusher during the middle of the night. I routinely wake up and check my bg in the middle of the night without turning on the lights. Sometimes I do almost all of it with my eyes closed, only peeking to see what the number is.

This morning I woke up with finger poke -sized blood stains and smears all over the place, like under my pillow. Then when I checked my bg on my PDM, I saw that the buttons were all bloodied up, too. Yep, must have had a gusher last night and didn't even know it.

Every set of sheets I own have finger poke blood stains on it. It's inevitable. I was mad because I had just bought a new, expensive set of sheets from Bed, Bath & Beyond and within a couple days had new stains on it. I guess that's just part of Big D, never having clean sheets.


  1. Have you heard of Zout? It's good for stains!

  2. As soon as I saw the title of this post I laughed. When I re-did my room I bought a mostly white duvet cover knowing it was a stupid idea. Every time I put new sheets on my bed it's only a matter of time before I wake up in the morning and see blood stains. it's really annoying.

  3. I not only get my sheets (and blankets), I get the woodwork and doors in the house, which are, of course, white! I'd like to wave a luminol light around here sometime and see what it looks like!