A fingerprintI was just thinking back on something I got a little kick out of a few years back.

I spent a couple of years working for the Federal Reserve Bank here in Minneapolis. It was a really neat experience! I got to tour the vault and the cash shipping/receiving area – talk about impressive!!

Before I started working there I had to pass a very thorough background check. This included getting fingerprinted, etc. When they did the fingerprints it was on a completely digital system. As they rolled each of my fingers (and thumbs) across a little digital scanning pad, a high-resolution image of my finger appeared on a large monitor in front of us.

My fingers were riddled with (what seemed like) hundreds of these little diamond-shaped lancet marks! Very weird to see it on the screen of the monitor! I had to explain to the security guard that I was diabetic and had to poke my finger to test my blood sugars through the day!!

I could also see very clearly which of my fingers were my favorite to poke at the time!

Any diabetic criminals out there that can fill us in on whether all those lancet marks makes it easier or harder to track us down? Hehe!

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, and advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer.

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