Like most of you reading, I live a diabetes life 24 X7 - And I’m OK with that, for the most part.
Yes, I want a cure sooner rather than later and yes diabetes is a pain in the ass both literally and figuratively, but diabetes is a part of life and we do what we must in order to make a go of this life - diabetes nor not.
Still, Diabetes weirdness always comes into play.
For instance, I save my used test strips & diabetes supplies and put them in an empty detergent bottle instead of a Sharpie's container.
I used to fill up empty 1 liter seltzer bottles with used test strips & lancets and jokingly call them my Test Strip Bottle Art.
And you should have seen my pharmacists face when I dropped them off to be disposed!
But a few months back, I decided to switched it up and challenge myself to filling up a 50 fl ounces instead of a measly 33
and started adding used pump supplies in the mix - just for shits and giggles ~
Yes, I’m damn near obsessive when it comes to putting my used test strips, pump supplies, lancets, etc. in that ALL bottle!
And as that bottle continues to get heavier and darn near filled to the tip top, I have this really weird sense of pride & accomplishment.
It’s like filling that ALL bottle reminds me that I’m accomplishing my job as my own artificial pancreas.
It’s stupid really, it’s just an empty bottle of ALL, after all. Nobody’s grading me on if or when it gets filled, or how long it takes me to complete that task. But when it’s finally filled to the top and I drop it off at my pharmacy for proper disposal, I want shout out loud from the roof tops: I DID THAT, BITCHES!!!
Total diabetes weirdness? Yes, of course it is. But it makes proud (and psychologically, it might even make me test more, but I doubt it) and filling that bottle of ALL makes me smile :)
Maybe the next container I fill with used diabetes supplies should be an empty 2 -liter bottle of Diet Coke.
But since I don’t drink soda, I’ll leave that task for Mr. Scott K. Johnson to consider!
What's your "diabetes weirdness?"