#NoPricks Campaign Q&A

I completely over promised and under delivered this week on the blog and for that I’m sorry. I am excited to share this post with you even though it’s late.

A couple of weeks ago, a link to a YouTube video ended up in my inbox and I ignored it figuring that I would watch it later. Then it showed up on Facebook and I had a minute so I watched.

The person who had sent me the link was Devon Grimmé, the guy in the video. As part of the No Pricks campaign, Devon, a healthy-pancreas person, decided to check his blood sugar with a finger stick and inject himself with saline to mimic the testing and injecting that people with diabetes have to do. Here’s the video:

I have to admit that I laughed at Devon struggling with getting the blood on the test strip, it’s so annoying when the strip doesn’t take the sample! It made me remember a time when one of the people who had said, “I couldn’t do that!” asked to check his blood sugar to see what it’s like. It was Brad’s friend Jeremy. Jeremy falls into the tough guy category, and even though he wanted his blood sugar checked, he came to the conclusion that he couldn’t do it himself and I needed to check it for him. Even though I had to stick his finger, he still did it.

Devon gave himself a shot and made himself bleed for more than just the experience, so I figured I should probably talk to him. He agreed to an interview, and here it is: Continue reading