Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Out for Blood

As part of my diabetes monitoring, I take a blood sugar reading twice a day using a finger-sticking device that pokes a tiny hole in my finger for the blood sample. The necessary clean-up for these readings has led to an odd discovery.

As a consequence of the finger-sticking, I generate tissues with tiny blood spots on them where I've blotted the blood after I've taken the reading. These I throw in the trash, naturally. This morning, I noticed that ants had invaded the bathroom trash can and were swarming over a blood-spotted tissue therin.

The thought of swarming ants out for my blood is a little creepy.
Tags: diabetes
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