Just for a laugh

Jim Edwards
By Jim Edwards Latest Reply 2014-01-08 17:51:43 -0600
Started 2011-09-07 11:25:10 -0500

Sometimes the things that are funny are those that seem absurd and at the same time, you think, maybe this is true. So, here is the question, and my answer.
Ten years from now what will the headline read is the major cause of diabetes?

My answer: Food coloring!

Now why does this even pop into my head? Well, I didn't sleep well last night and from there, anything can happen, but…As I was eating my strawberry yogurt today, the kind full of good bacteria, I noticed the pink color. Now, I have made my own strawberry yogurt and strawberry ice cream. You know what? They are closer to white in color than red or pink.

So what, maybe slightly off the wall, can you imagine causes diabetes?

119 replies

karen7t2 2014-01-05 08:12:28 -0600 Report

I say it's caused by falling on your butt. It jolts your body and squishes your pancreas, Pancreases are very tiny and delicate and this causes them to become depressed and then they don't want to work. …So they go on welfare (insulin) lol

GabbyPA 2014-01-05 10:35:43 -0600 Report

That is one of the best ones yet. Love it

karen7t2 2014-01-05 16:00:35 -0600 Report

thanks. I can easily go way out there to left field. lol

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2014-01-08 14:29:51 -0600 Report

First you have to determine, is he in that field in WV or VA. If you decide it is WV, be sure not to wear antlers on your head!

GabbyPA 2014-01-08 17:51:43 -0600 Report

I will try to remember that...I mean, I have a few sets to pick from you know. And if I choose moose???

sowens44 2013-07-22 14:54:45 -0500 Report

diabetes goes way back before our time.One thing we have in common with all ages is water. i have felt for a very long time, that water causes a lot of sickness. Why not diabetes?

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-07-22 17:00:19 -0500 Report

Humm…that would be scarey! Especially since we are something like 90% water.

sowens44 2013-07-26 19:00:46 -0500 Report

i'm talking drinking water. if you use a water filter for your tap, and clean the screen in the filter, there is a lot of gunk on that screen. if you do not use a filter, all that gunk goes into you. doesn't that worry you?

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-07-27 22:30:47 -0500 Report

Most of the water I drink comes from the water plant at camp for which I am responsible. When it comes into the building it gets ran through 3 more filters, the last one being a carbon filter to remove the chlorine that the Federal government requires me to put in. I use milk jugs to get it home, then run it through a Brita filter. Since my Brita filter last at least a year, I think most of the crap isout of it! Extra safe! LOL!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-06-25 15:28:26 -0500 Report

Okay, I don't know where to put this in the post, so the beginning seems like a good place to start. Sadly, this is serious. How about plastic bottles? If you think plastic bottles don't exchange "stuff" with the contents, wash out a bleach bottle. Wash, shake and dump it, say 5 times. Now put dish detergent in it. Wash, shake and dump another 3 times. Guess what? It still smells like bleach. I find that glass seems to retain less smells than other containers, but have you ever rinsed a glass jar that contained tomato sauce? Try and get rid of that smell.

Nshawk4 2013-06-22 11:05:59 -0500 Report

Oh my gosh, This was the very best way to start this day! Loads of laughter, yep I am sure that it what gave me Type 2 diabetes. Thanks Jim for starting my day with lots of laughter!

nanaellen 2011-09-12 15:21:58 -0500 Report

I think the guy that said hormones added might be on to something!! That in combination with lack of physical contact for extended periods of time! Yeah, yeah that's it! ;) Ellen :0)

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-06-25 15:06:10 -0500 Report

Hormones, yep, I like that one. Of course that reminds of the poor joke from my days in high school when the biology teacher asked, "Who knows how to make a hormone?" Nobody knew, not even the smart kids. The answer "Don't pay her". Of course they would never be allowed to tell that today!

MEGriff1950 2011-09-11 21:59:05 -0500 Report

Dont hectic lives affect diabetes. Take the other day I had the washer, dryer, dishwasher, and dinner all going. I was making shopping lists, paying bills (ugh), talking with grandson, feeding the cat…multi tasking as usual. I walked into the bathroom knew I went in for a reason and could remember I had to do something near the toilet. Ok I came back to my desk to see if I could remember why I had gone into the bathroom. I didn't even have to think about it at all, my bladder reminded me. Yes that photo is me, yes my hair is blonde and no you cant start sending this around the internet as the next blonde joke.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-13 15:59:09 -0500 Report

Okay, now I have those, "What did I come in here for?" moments. But never have I gone into the bathroom with a full bladder and wonder why I was there! LOL

MEGriff1950 2011-09-13 16:12:06 -0500 Report

Jim it was a first for me. I cannot believe that I shared the moment with the world but it was just too funny.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-13 16:18:24 -0500 Report

That is one thing about this site. I don't really care what I share. It makes me chuckle knowing there is someone worse off than me!

Dixiemom 2011-09-12 13:02:31 -0500 Report

But it's funny. If we can't laugh at ourselves, we have a big problem. Half the time I get to doing things and get so sidetracked that I don't remember my original mission. Well, laughter still is the best medicine and we do a lot of laughing in our house.

DAAdams 2011-09-09 15:06:30 -0500 Report

What about the fit of our clothing? Droopy pants or tight-fitting clothes press differently on body applying uneven pressure to pancreas causing irregular function that screws with insulin output. In a nutshell… if your clothes are too tight you could be a diabetic. When I put that way it lends itself to a knock-oFF Jeff Foxworthy skit!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-09 15:13:17 -0500 Report

Yep, this qualifies. You know, women (I know I am in trouble already) often do not want to admit that their shoes are too tight in the width or length. (Think high heels where they are squezzzzzzing their toes into point and the shoe has to be tight to stay on their foot) This causes all of the poisons in their body to get shot back up into their kidneys, pancreas and liver at a high rate of speed, putting their bodies into overload, hence, the diabetes. Now for us guys, it would have to be from wearing briefs instead of boxers!

Dixiemom 2011-09-12 13:04:56 -0500 Report

Uh Oh, you just ht a nerve. I loved high heels and always wore them. Oh dear, is that why I have T2?

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-06-25 15:11:30 -0500 Report

Actually, my daughter who just finished up 70 classroom hours on feet, says that tight shoes, especially high heels can cause all sorts of problems. Not only in the foot but lower back, hips, and knees. She has sent me a pair of new fangled shoes that have a wider toe area than most. I hate to admit how comfortable they are. The only problem is that high heels always accented my nice calf and thighs and we all know how they give the butt a firm, rounded look!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-09 17:06:22 -0500 Report

Can't believe this has been up for an hour and I have not been crucified yet! Must be because it is Friday. Oh, just for the record ladies, I love the way high heels accent you legs, they just are not good for you!

VickieF 2011-09-09 22:30:19 -0500 Report

LOL Jim, youve done it now. LOL wait till Monday. I would like to put you guys in your places, but I am to bussy laughing to think of a proper come back. LOL

robertoj 2011-09-09 05:58:39 -0500 Report

c'mon you know it's gotta B texting.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-09 11:23:30 -0500 Report

Can't B! I got mine B4 I knew what texting was!

robertoj 2011-09-09 15:04:46 -0500 Report

Maybe U got it from passing notes in class lol :)

Type1Lou 2011-09-09 15:10:46 -0500 Report

Aha! Parochial school detention for talking in class. I knew I didn't like Sister Mary Margaret!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-09 15:27:16 -0500 Report

Don't tell me you are a victim too! Sister Fabia had a burlap bags of stones and we had to kneel (up straight) FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-09 16:42:36 -0500 Report

What about getting your knuckles wapped by the ruler even when you weren't doing anything because you looked liked you were up to something

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-09 17:03:08 -0500 Report

They didn't need a reason! Can you imagine going home and telling your parents that a nun hit you in school? We were not foolish. We knew if we told on the nun, we would get hit again at home.

VickieF 2011-09-08 16:35:44 -0500 Report

Oh, come on now.LOL It is candles and air freshners. The pretty smells get in our noses and triggers our hormones, as do the flowers we plant to look and smell nice around our homes. Yeah , that's it, the pretty smells. LOL

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-09 11:22:37 -0500 Report

I can almost go with that. I never dated a girl twice that drowned herself in perfume. I like the smell and taste of a natural woman!

jayabee52 2011-09-08 16:44:43 -0500 Report

Oh Yeah? LoL! I grew up on a dairy farm and I'm sure that you're aware of what kinds of smells eminated from that. And I was a Certified nurse Aide for 11 yrs (5 of that before my Dx) and I had to clean up some (shall we say rather) interesting things with interesting smells? And I still got Diabetes! If it was pretty smells, how'd I get it?

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-09 11:26:35 -0500 Report

I got you beat James. I was in maintenance at a nursing facility for 6 years. The smell is much worse when you have to crawl under the building and cut the main 4" sewer line after a resident flushes her depends down the commode. You get the depends, and all the stuff that was flushed down since then…That was 20 years ago and the thought of it makes me want to…wait a minute I gotta find a bucket!

VickieF 2011-09-09 03:48:06 -0500 Report

Well dog gone it, I thought I had it figured out. Not fair James, I had decidedly forgotten about all of those unplesant smells. After recovering from a 17 year bout of temporary insanity I lived with a boyfriend on his PIG FARM ( Beats the heck out of your Dairy Farm. LOL) and was also a CNA for more than half of my life. Humm, Watch out I'll get you back one of these days. LOL

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-06-25 15:16:45 -0500 Report

Pig farms beat it all. I worked with a know it all guy that considered himself to be hot stuff. He received a heavy dose of humility one winter day while snowmobiling on a neighbor's farm. Went flying over a hill and into the piggy poo collection station. Sadly for him one of the rescue people was a co-worker so everyone knew before he came back to work. They made him ride in the back of a pickup, covered him with blankets and hosed him down outside of the firehouse.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-08 09:59:26 -0500 Report

After careful review by my multi-personality staff, I/we have determined that there have been only 2 answers that qualified as correct answers to the spirit of the question. I/we even had to disqualify my/our own answer of food coloring.
So, the top 2 at this point are:
Auburn Bills - Too much Loving and
Megriff1950- Reading food labels.
All the rest of the answers have a chance of being, in whole or part, true!

Type1Lou 2011-09-08 09:00:04 -0500 Report

Suzy Cohen, author of "Diabetes Without Drugs" agrees with you. She's a pharmacist and her book makes a compelling argument that many of our health woes today are caused by additives and processing of foods. Curiouser and curiouser…

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-08 09:39:33 -0500 Report

Sorry Type1, this is too close to the truth to be an acceptable answer for this question! :). Can you imagine a diet that cannot contain any added ingredients? So you head for fruits and vegetables. Now, which ones have been sprayed and what have they been sprayed with? I guess like most things we could head that way, knowing we would never reach 100%. As I think about it, I have to disqualify my own answer of "food Coloring". Who knows what that does to us. I have to come up with a new answer. How about fluorescent lighting?

Type1Lou 2011-09-08 10:38:00 -0500 Report

How about sunspot flareups?

Type1Lou 2011-09-08 11:56:09 -0500 Report

Here's my best unscientific explanation. Every now and then, there are storms that occur on the surface of the sun (sunspots). When they flare out, they send magnetic wave disturbances outward. When these waves penetrate our atmosphere, they disrupt a lot of the telecommunications…and maybe other stuff too. I think they might be responsible for the northern and southern lights phenomena. So, maybe heavy sunspot activity could correlate to an increase in the incidence of diabetes???? Maybe we all need to wrap ourselves up in tin foil to avoid the harmful rays? Oops, it's already too late for us, isn't it, since we already have diabetes, I mean?

Type1Lou 2011-09-08 17:22:25 -0500 Report

Yep! 'Cause we already got the big D! Too bad because I heard Walgreen's had a special on aluminum foil!

GabbyPA 2011-09-08 08:53:35 -0500 Report

I think it will be our shampoos and hair spray. That is something we all use that is filled with unpronounceable words. Works for me!