(Is There) Something To Laugh About Concerning Your Diabetes?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-04-30 19:05:40 -0500
Started 2012-04-09 09:52:21 -0500

Me and my diabetes are friends, sometimes we get along, sometimes we don't.

But we are both in agreement with one thing, we are partners, for better or for worse!

I try to find a little humor in having diabetes, something that makes me either smile, or laugh.

I think that if you look at yourself and your relationship with diabetes, you will find something to laugh about also!

So what is it that makes me laugh concerning "my" diabetes?

I love how after waking up in the morning, I weigh myself making a mental note of my weight, during the course of my day I urinate frequently, and because of such I have to tighten my belt an additional notch or two by the end of my day!

Upon weighing myself again I see that I may have lost anywhere from 2-4 lbs. of fluid weight!
So whenever I see a change in my weight on the scale, I laugh, saying to myself,"Here we go again!"

Does anything concerning you and your diabetes makes you laugh?
Laughter can be good medicine if you allow it to be, after all, it can't hurt!


21 replies

Laura500 2012-04-23 17:38:32 -0500 Report

my husband laughs that i ran right out after being diagnosed and immediately bought a snazzy med alert bracelet…it's cool with three different kinds of strands of silver. one up side to this besides saving my life but taking care of myself is…new jewelry!!!! they have lots of cool styles out there :)

Jeanae 2012-04-30 19:03:09 -0500 Report

I got a pretty silver one and then a pearl one from Laurenshope.com. Great accessories! Even my non-diabetic friends are jealous.

Young1s 2012-04-20 22:18:08 -0500 Report

My diabetes treats me like a child. Always on my case about testing & taking my meds, eating right, exercising, and even getting my rest. I get punished with bad BG's for not abiding by the rules but I get a daily allowance of good ones when I do. But that's okay because I'm still a youngin' in this journey and need the guidance. But I'm working towards having a major growth spurt, becoming simpatico in the relationship and constantly looking for healthy, fertile land to plant roots in and grow.

MAYS 2012-04-21 11:13:26 -0500 Report

Let's call it "nurturing" it sounds so much more loving than caring!

Your diabetes "loves" you, when something isn't right, it relies on tough love to get some action going, once everything is under control life is beautiful once again!
We are all "youngin's" at this, no matter what our age, or how long we have had diabetes, there is always something new to learn, something different to do.
If you ever have "one of those days" just remember this, it could always be worse than what it is, and be thankful that it isn't!

Here is something just for you to listen to while you are on that journey we call life;



kintana 2012-04-19 15:25:25 -0500 Report

I have always been full of laughter throughout my life, so naturally, I would find ways to laugh about diabetes! There have been so many jokes, thinly veiled excuses (you want me to do the dishes? but…I just can't…diabetes, you know?), and illogical comments (don't drink water from her bottle, you'll catch diabetes!) that keep me joyful even with a chronic disease that as annoying as hell at times. My friends can play a big part in that - a friend just shared this with me, so hopefully it'll bring a smile to others' faces too!


roshy 2012-04-19 11:00:55 -0500 Report

ahhh this is sooo true!!!

im always laughing at my 'relationship' with my diabetes because sometimes we do get on eachothers nerves!!! he hates me when i ignore him, he gets frustrated when i put my friends and social life before him and i hate him for a number of things iswell. . . . like the way he has to follow me to college, to work ( its like singing "oh where oh where oh where is shadow." . . . )!! he can make me feel exausted and annoyed and adds to the stressors of everyday life ( yeah, like every relationship with a man. . . . you guessed it ) !!!

But the thing is when we're getting along we do really well together!!! we allow eachother to function and get through the day, and he comes in handy when you dont feel like doing daily chores like food shopping or cutting the grass, I dont know how many times ive used the excuse" eeehh i cant do that right now my sugars are low!!" but you cant over -play that one because people will eventually catch on but your right, you need humor in every relationship, especially with an illness such as diabetes!!

Nice post!!

MAYS 2012-04-21 10:55:13 -0500 Report

Love the comment, I just have one question for you, how come your diabetes has to be a "male"?…LOL!

Whenever something is sweet and graceful, it's a "she" but when it's overbearing and somewhat impossible, it becomes a "he"!
Hmmmm, we "males" have to change that, after all "Diabetes" is sugar and sugar is sweet just as all women are!

roshy 2012-04-23 13:19:01 -0500 Report

ive never actually thought about why he is a "he" !!! but if it makes any difference my pump is also a he!! his named jimmy, reason being because Jimmy sounds like a guy who you can rely on!!! good aul trusty jimmy, he'll fix it or find a way to make it work!!! i suppose men have ( some men)_ have positive qualities iswell!!!

and your right, some women are soo sweet they'd give you a tremendous toothache!!!

Nana_anna 2012-04-11 21:26:50 -0500 Report

That is true! You have to laugh more to stay motivated. Its with us everyday, and it won't go away by magic. So we might as well live with what the good Lord gave to us. He is still good! We can choose to have a pitty party or we can choose to love what God gave us. So we might as well do the best we can and learn and live with it. Laughter is the best medication ever!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-09 15:28:33 -0500 Report

Can't say that there is? Wait, if someone catches me injecting my insulin, the look on their face is always comical, but that usually doesn't happen. Does your medicine make you use the bathroom alot? I know that that is a sighn of high bg for diabetics, so not good. Can't imagine loosing weight like that daily.

MAYS 2012-04-09 15:40:42 -0500 Report

Actually it's a combination of my various medications that causes this, as well as my diabetes.
I weigh 210 lbs. (6ft. 2in.), but it can fluctuate up to 214-215 overnite and work it's way back down to 210-211 by the end of the day, my doctors say that it's not a serious problem, although they do monitor it, my blood glucose numbers are actually pretty good (122 avg.).
I just think that it's funny how it happens to me and I have to tighten my belt, my personal, disillusioned weight loss!…LOL!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-09 15:58:08 -0500 Report

Hey, I would much rather tighten the belt, then to loosen it any, my vanity speaking, LOL. Gotch on the meds, so thats good.

Hey, not fair, distinguished and TALL, just took my breath away!