Every once in a while, when I'm changing out my pump, I pull out the infusion set and it starts to bleed. I mean really bleed for a couple of minutes. This happened to me a couple of nights ago and I didn't notice it at first because I was busy with filling the new cartridge and rewinding the pump. Usually after I've removed the infusion set, it itches a bit, so when I reached down to rub the site, it felt wet. At first I thought it was insulin but then I looked down and saw that I was bleeding. I was sitting on the side of my bed and it had already seeped onto the white sheets beneath me. It was so graphic and unnerving. In actuality, it was no big deal. I just got some tissue and pressed on the site and the bleeding stopped within a couple of minutes. But for some reason, the "drama" of it all, the visual of the blood on the sheets has stayed with me for a couple of days. It's left me a bit sad. Sad about the weirdness of this process. Sad that anyone has to do this at all. And sad that, so far at least, there doesn't seem to be a true end to diabetes in sight. I know that I'll cheer up soon, but for now, I'm a bit blue.