Whenever I'm doing heavy cardio my hands swell up something fierce. During the exercise when I test my blood I get these huge gushers that literally pour blood. Sometimes I try and wipe it on my clothes (if I'm wearing something black). Other times I simply get all masochistic on myself and watch it drip all over the ground. Sometimes I suck on it but I hate the taste of blood and by golly sometimes there's a LOT of blood! Well, I guess you can call me a sick twisted fool but I took a picture of it.
I was just getting in my car to leave and was testing my blood one last time. It doesn't seem to matter how low I have the lancet set on. It can be on dial #1 and it will still create this insane gusher of a bloody finger. There isn't a whole lot I can do to stop it either, aside from trying to put pressure on it. Have you ever tried running while holding pressure on a finger? Not a chance, I'm too busy and preoccupied to try and stop a bleeder.
Which is why I let 'er drip all over. I may be sick but it doesn't gross me out, it makes me laugh. So long as no strangers are around to watch, I'm all over that. I get such a kick out of it that sometimes I think I really am sick. We've got to make ways to make ourselves smile from time to time even if that means leaving a blood trail on the trail. You'll always know where I've been running!
What an appropriate picture! I hope I didn't just gross you out! 'Tis the season for blood and guts after all is it not? I really think us diabetics have the upper hand (pun intended) at this time of year. So get your gushers on folks!