The Little Things You Take for Granted... Like Light
I have issues with testing in the light sometimes when I am low, let alone in the dark!
I find the injections in the dark to be more of an issue because I am often in a public place when I need to take an injection. I was in a movie theatre, trying to give myself my nightly basal shot and couldn't see the numbers on my pen. I got out my IPhone and used it as a light source for maybe 20 seconds, next thing I know the guy next to me freaks out and starts yelling at me to put away my phone. He was literally yelling at me, in a public place, and he was a stranger. This was during the previews. I just held up the needle and said "I am diabetic and need to give myself insulin." He replies "Whatever". Frankly, the guy was a real jerk and didn't even apologize. I was a littel upset.
I have successfully given myself my basal shot at a Foo Fighters concert, a Pearl Jam concert, and a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert over the past year though. I consider that a great success. The strobe lights and lasers help me read the numbers on the pen. Rock concerts rule, great for diabetics! Way better than movie theatres!
Since getting T1D my wife has started taking pictures of me testing and injecting in interesting locations. I will post them when I get a chance.