1. Piercing my son's skin upwards of 6 times a day. (in addition to the 8 or so times we prick his finger).
2. The teeny-tiny little marks on the insulin syringe, trying my best to estimate a 1.75 unit dose.
3. Finding syringes and syringe parts all.over.my.house. And then feeling like a biohazard when a friend's kid finds one laying around.
4. Stabbing myself with a needle when cleaning out the diabetes bag.
5. Stabbing myself with a needle when trying to dose insulin on a moving target (the 4 year old that never sits still). Damn, that little needle hurts when it goes into the wrong place!
6. Drawing up insulin in a dark movie theater. Or restaurant. Or the backseat of a car. Rinse, lather, repeat.
7. Guessing at how much insulin he has on board.
8. Trying to find a place on his body to inject him where there isn't a current bruise.
9. Having him choose no food vs. a needle.
10. Giving 3 shots in an hour because of his continuous grazing.