Letter To A Diabetic

Or I Understand What You're Going Through

Tag: test strips

And Now It’s Time For A Diabetic Laugh…

I found this on facebook and had to share it here for those of you who have not seen it. I think jokes about diabetes are funny as long as the person telling them actually understands diabetes. Clearly this person gets it.

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29 Things Only a Person with Diabetes Would Understand

Written by Lizmari Collazo

1. Every paper cut is an opportunity to test your blood sugar.


2. You have an entire drawer, dresser, or closet devoted to diabetes supplies.


3. You have hundreds of lancets and only a few test strips. But on the plus side, your health insurance company is willing to pay for more lancets!


4. When it’s time to test, all you have to do is squeeze your finger.


5. The phrase “once in a blue moon” is a reminder that it’s time to change your lancet.


6. You hesitate to wear white in case you prick your finger and hit a ‘gusher.’


7. Your fingers appear to spell something in braille.


8. Being high means something completely different to you than it does to most people.


9. You can calculate the carbohydrate total of every meal in your head without breaking a sweat.


10. You should test your blood sugar six times a day, but insurance only approved you for one strip a week.


11. You can put a mathematician to shame: insulin on board, carb factors, insulin to carb ratio, no problem!


12. Well-meaning friends have offered you every diabetes remedy under the sun, from cinnamon to birdseed milk.


13. You’ve heard, “But you don’t look like a diabetic!”


14. You’re familiar with all the diabetes horror stories of the relatives of anyone you’ve ever met.


15. You’ve heard, “You can’t eat that!” too many times.


16. Everyone wants to know where you got your cool pager.


17. You find used test strips in your refrigerator but don’t know how they got there.


18. You have a pile of diabetes cookbooks holding up your sofa.


19. You own 15 glucose meters, but you only use one.


20. CSI would have a very hard time ‘investigating the scene’ at your house.


21. You have two cases of juice boxes at home, and none of them are for your kids.


22. You have to remind yourself that it isn’t polite to punch people who say ‘diabeetus’ in the face.


23. The pharmacy is number one on your speed dial, and you’re on a first name basis with the pharmacist.


24. People often say “You can eat it, it’s sugar free!” about something that’s loaded with carbohydrates.


25. Everyone asks you what to do about their ‘noncompliant’ diabetic spouse.


26. You read every article that promises ways to improve your glucose level, but they all end up being about prevention instead.


27. According to TV commercials, it’s a good thing you’re young, because only old people get diabetes.


28. There’s never been any butter in your refrigerator’s butter compartment — it’s used for storing insulin.


29. To lick or to wipe? That is the question.



Mom Handles Diabetes Every Day!

I was cruising through some diabetes stuff (like I do) and found this video. I hope you enjoy it.

College Diabetes Network – reblogged from MikeH

Meet College Diabetes Network: You’re Not Alone on Campus Anymore

By MikeH on August 23, 2013

It’s a great time to be a college student with diabetes.

OK, maybe it’s never a great time to have diabetes at all, but if you’re a PWD (person with diabetes) off to college at this time of year, you’ll likely have access to an amazing resource unlike anything offered ever before in the history of this disease…

Read more here.

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