You Know You Are Diabetic When.....

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2015-10-29 07:43:27 -0500
Started 2008-11-16 17:08:38 -0600

You get excited about blood test meters/pumps etc and the different functions that they have

You say that you feel ‘high’ in public and then wonder why people around you give you weird looks

You think non diet coke tastes completely disgusting

You notice a friend has been drinking and peeing a lot and you want to test their BG level as you automatically assume they must be an undiagnosed diabetic

You know what the terms HbA1C, diabetic ketoacidosis, glucagon, basal/bolus, and endocrinologist mean

You know the amount of carbohydrates in pretty much every food available

You have a favorite flavor of glucose tablets

You get annoyed when you are in a bad mood and someone tells you to test your sugar

You get fed up of explaining to people that you are allowed to eat things with sugar in as long as you eat them in moderation and correctly bolus for them

Your friends ask how you’re doing and you tell them your blood sugar

You find test strips in really random places (how do they get everywhere anyway…I'm sure they have legs )

You think it’s funny seeing the look on people’s faces when you test or inject in public

OK folks, what do you have to add???

41 replies

Richard157 2008-11-20 09:11:54 -0600 Report

These are from a friend on another site:

…if you cannot eat in a restaurant unless you have a pencil and scrap paper to total your carb count.

…if your spouse knows you will eat dinner sooner, and maybe sit down with everyone else if all of the labels are saved.

…if you get upset at the start of a meal because something doesn't taste right- you need to think of a substitute with an equivelant carb count. Or, you use this failure mode as an excuse to order a desert!!! (Nice save!)

…if you can judge at a stop light if you have enough time to test before the light turns green.

…if you spend a lot of time in the grocery looking at nutritional labels for the carb values.

…if you feel a great load has been lifted from you when you receive more test strips!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-17 21:39:09 -0600 Report

When you look in your calendar and your MD's and all your speciality Md's birthdays are mark in it.
When your sending more Christmas cards to Physcians and hospital personnel than relatives…Debe

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2008-11-17 19:18:20 -0600 Report

Good ones, Guys!

Please see the original list here:

My personal fave:

"... when you constantly have the feeling that your life is a science experiment, and it’s NOT just your imagination."

:) AmyT

caspersmama 2008-11-17 17:14:17 -0600 Report

Got a new one. You know you are diabetic when you talk about being high and it is not drug induced. LOL

fun2u2007 2008-11-17 17:20:22 -0600 Report

We were just laughing about that in the lunchroom at work. We have several diabetics here and we were talking about "highs" and this non-diabetic lady walked in and heard us. The face she made was classic. Once we explained, she laughed with us.

caspersmama 2008-11-17 17:28:28 -0600 Report

LOL. I think that would be neat to have other diabetics to work with. When I worked I was the only one. You are lucky.

Bluebutterfly 2008-11-17 17:39:43 -0600 Report

You know you are diabetic when you can drink a gallon of water and pee two gall on during the night.
I love all these thing you all have wrote. I needed a good laugh.Thanks

debbie 2008-11-17 11:27:37 -0600 Report

This was the best laugh I have had in many a days. I loved it. You really bring up our spirits. Thank you.

enigmalady777 2008-11-16 22:52:09 -0600 Report

"You find test strips in really random places (how do they get everywhere anyway…I'm sure they have legs )"

Which leads me to:

You have used test strips wedged in between your sofa seat cushions along with the loose change…

And if I'm ever "missing" a used strip, all I have to do is let my 1 year old granddaughter crawl around in the living room. Give her 60 seconds and she'll find one or two — and promptly try to stick it in her mouth!!!!!

Richard157 2008-11-16 20:44:23 -0600 Report

I let out a teeny tiny moan in my sleep and my wife sits up in bed and says "Are you OK? Is your sugar low? Please test now, just in case."

2008-11-16 18:33:26 -0600 Report

You know you are a Diabetic when you have such tough callouses on your fingers from testing that you can pick up a guitar and play it after 10 years and your fingers don't hurt from the strings!!