D-isms: Things and or happenings that only occur when a person has diabetes and are best understood by others who live with diabetes.
Infusion sets never rip out unless:
A. You’ve just put them in
B. Your walking by a doorknob
C. It gets caught on your emergency break
D. You’re getting romantical with your significant other
E. You don’t have a replacement infusion set on hand.
When your infusion set starts to itch, your going to have to change it – like really soon.
When you reach Blood Sugar Nirvana after a crazy carb filled meal that you have absolutely no idea how to bolus for and feel all types of confident because Blood Sugar Nirvana has been reached. It’s then that the diabetes gods get all medieval on you and cast you into Dante’s 7 layers of Blood Sugar Hell for a meal/snack you always bolus correctly for.
When you find glucose tabs on sale for a ridiculously low price, it’s never for the flavor you like. In fact 90 % of the time, it’s for the flavor that causes your gag reflex to go crazy!
The one time you don’t carry a spare battery for your pump, is the one time that you’re going to need it.
That last bottle of insulin that’s been indestructible up until now, will fall and shatter on the bathroom floor the day before your refill is allowed to be filled.
According to my studies, 9 times out of 10, meeting a stranger with an insulin pump causes the phenomenon known as Bumping Pumps to occur.
When you finally find (and by in bulk) the perfect snack to carry around with you:
A. The manufacturer stops making it
B. The price goes up
C. You get so sick of eating said “perfect snack” that the very sight of it makes you physically ill and you end up throwing out ½ of what you bought because you stopped eating them and they went bad.
When you start tweeting about #diabetes, all sorts of snake oil/miracle cure,” buy my brand” type tweeters will start following you on both Twitter and Face Book. They will act like your friend and then try and sell you, hard. As will many miracle weight loss tweeters.
FYI: Do your homework as to who they are and what their diabetes connection/brand is. And if they don’t answer your questions or don't give you a straight answer, BLOCK THEM.
Just when you feel like you’re the most alone in your life with diabetes, you discover the Diabetes On-line Community and realize that your not~
Do you have any other #Disms come to mind?