As people with diabetes we look at things slightly different because that's just how it is - And that different way of thinking carries into almost all aspects of our life.
For instance when I see the following items/terms, diabetes certainly comes into mind - but in a person living with diabetes type of way. Am I making sense??
Juice: Something I drink to treat a low, not because I just feel like having a glass of juice.
Juice Box: Exactly 15 grams pre-measured to treat a low without actually having to measure.
Unicorns: The Diabetes On-line Community.
Glitter: Unicorn poop and the DOC and a very weird looking Unicorn Poop Cookie that may or may not be bolus worthy.
Community: FIRST: The Diabetes On-line Community... And SECOND, the much under-appreciated & brilliant television show of the very same name.
Cupcakes: A Bolus Worthy treat I CAN EAT!
Insulin: Banting & Best’s elixir of life.
Insulin: Expensive elixir of life that insurance companies refuse to reduce the cost on.
Doorknobs: Insulin pump D-A-N-G-E-R.
Insulin Pump: Robot Pancreas with an unnatural and unholy attraction to doorknobs.
Uppercase: W and M :Dexcom/ CGM. Thanks for the visual, Kerri!
Uttering the phrase "I'm high," is all about the numbers, not about the altered state brought on by an illegal substance.
Paper Cut: has me thinking that I need to immediately find myself a Test strip so I don’t waste the blood.
Diabetes + Bitching about diabetes injustices = Diabetes Bitch Switch Being flipped!
Test Strip: Necessary, expensive and always finding them in the oddest places.
Wilfred Brimley: "DIABEETUS, DIABEETUS... ROCK ME DIABEETUS."
If I see a circle, I immediately think it should be BLUE.
If's it's Friday, I immediately wear BLUE.
If I see shoes, I wonder if they might come in BLUE.
Batteries: Food for my Insulin Pump.
A bathroom floor with tiles - especially the 12X12 porcelain tiles: Danger to my insulin bottle if it smashes on said tile floor. Seriously, that's what goes through my head.
White/Light Colored Shirt: Murphy’s Law diabetes style. A.K. A, I always seem to get an abdomen Diabetes Gusher when I'm wearing one!
TSA: Trouble when traveling for people with diabetes and any other medical issues.
Coffee: Time to bolus.
Hot weather: Skunky insulin.
Diet Coke: Scott Johnson.
Glucose Tabs: Mixed fruit flavor is my favorite.
Sex: YES PLEASE & do I wear my pump during or do I leave it on the nightstand..... next to the glucose tabs?
Thanksgiving: Extended temp basal rate or a Duel Wave bolus?
Exercise: How much food do I need to ingest before and do I cut my basal rate in 1/2 or by 2/3rd's and and for how long before and after?
Dog Pile On The Rabbit: Dog Pile On The Diabetes .
Dogs: I want one and if it could sniff out a low blood sugar, that would be great.
What words/ things/ phrases, etc., make you think of Diabetes? Bueller, Bueller??