Funny stuff.....

By daydreamer630 Latest Reply 2013-07-05 23:19:49 -0500
Started 2012-01-25 07:25:51 -0600

Have you ever been out and about with a friend or family member…you pull out your meter test you blood and the reading is what you consider "high"? Have you ever looked around when you state "I'm high". It really cracks me up! Or when you're texting or writing an e-mail and you say "my BS is…" you know all the person standing over you see's is BS not the wording around it.
My family and I got to talking about this one day and decided to change some things around. BS is now BG which I'm sure you know stands for blood glucose. Then instead of saying I'm high we say elevated. Do any of you refer to anything related to your diabetes as something else…I mean I have my tester bag(purse), my pokie thingy(Lancet device)…ect

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Ebony Faith
Ebony Faith 2013-07-05 23:19:49 -0500 Report

Diabetes blogger, Kim Vlasnik, named her website "Texting my Pancreas" because her grandmother yelled at her at thanksgiving dinner for using her cell phone during a family dinner. She was programming her insulin pump.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-01-31 05:56:33 -0600 Report

This was nice to read thanks for the redirection hmmm now how do I feel in public. Well I think sometimes it's the others around me who seem more embarrassed than I am. I just say gotta see where I am, than I'll say something like I can eat now or gotta poke myself! When my husband gets up he will ask how are you I'll say I was hi this morning I guess for a stranger this would be awkward!

daydreamer630 2012-01-31 11:01:49 -0600 Report

I guess you're right, the amusing thing is how the stranger takes it. Their facial expressions always make me giggle. I've had diabetes just about my whole life so I've never been afraid to whip out my meter any time any where. In fact when I notice someone starring it usually turns in to a lesson for that person. lol

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2012-01-29 14:57:58 -0600 Report

Last week I went to visit my mother for coffee, she and my niece had just finished eating and offered me some, seeing it was spaghetti with ma's home made meat balls there was no way i was going to say no and proceed to get my pen out and was taking my insulin, well my niece had a brain fart and was about to ask be why I was writing on my belly with a sharpie pen, then the fog cleared from her mind and started laughing as she told us.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-01-31 05:59:02 -0600 Report

This is sooo cute! A sharpie huh with the bruises sometimes I feel like I could actually draw on my tummy have gotten better at finding the right spot! Mmmm pasta haven't had some in a while!

Turtle 2012-01-29 00:43:59 -0600 Report

When I am out I put the used testing strip in the zipper pocket inside the testing kit. When I get home, I put all used materials in my sharps container. If I need a shot, I excuse myself and take my small purse and go to the ladies room.

Your post really is funny tho. Thank you for the smile I have now.

digitaldoorbell 2012-01-28 19:00:16 -0600 Report

Well, wait a minute…
If women can breast feed in public (and I agree that they should be able to)
Then surely a nanosecond to make a pin prick and watch the meter count
must be okay. I agree with the other posts. I just don't care what anyone
else thinks. This isn't a matter of polite or impolite, but we're allowed to address our health however we may need to. I think that it is only respectful to make sure that you discard of the testing strip afterwards. There is no reason for anyone to have to clean up after us.

Test in public. Test in private. Just please make sure that you test and take care of yourself.

All the best,


red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-28 20:25:37 -0600 Report

Hi, I think you need to reread the post, she is asking if we get the odd stares/wisperings when we are heard calling our bg high( I'm hi)or saying my bs is high, as most refer to BS as something else. Then she is asking what terms due we use for bg levels and supplies.

It was never a question about testing in public or disposing of our used supplies:)

digitaldoorbell 2012-01-28 21:24:14 -0600 Report

Sorry guys…I misread the email.
I thought it was about feeling awkward testing in public.
Duly noted.
Thank you for pointing it out to me.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-29 01:11:11 -0600 Report

That's ok, I could see you misread it. But you do have a point, all things can be done discretely, or do it before you enter a public place. I have done both of the above in public and not once been found out. If you can't, then excuse yourself to a private spot, no harm done.

Young1s 2012-01-28 19:37:25 -0600 Report

I hear what you're saying Scott but I don't think Daydreamer is implying that she is not going to test in public or that she is ashamed of it. I think she was merely pointing out that our behaviors and terminology can be funny and sound/seem strange at times to the general public. Also, she just wanted to know if anyone else has given their D accessories and what nots nicknames, as well.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-27 01:46:23 -0600 Report

No, I guess I just don't care what anyone else is thinking other then my family and friends, who know what I'm talking about.

Young1s 2012-01-25 23:07:34 -0600 Report

Lol! It's funny. I stopped typing BS a while ago for that very same reason. And I can almost see the looks of astonishment or disgust when stating you're HIGH. Good call for changing that one.

cavie2 2012-01-25 08:47:41 -0600 Report

BG is what we in the UK call it. When I first joined DC I used to crack up when people mentioned BS in the UK that has a totally different meaning from Blood Sugar. Your pokie thingy had me in tears of laughter. You go girl. LOL

pixsidust 2012-01-25 08:39:36 -0600 Report

I haven't but when you live with something long enough inanimate
objects take on their own personality
so its only natural to have a name or even nick names for
what has become and extension of ourselves
My ex-husband called his sports car Fred
when he traded that for a German made family mobile
the name changed to Frederick

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