By Barbera Latest Reply 2013-02-11 22:20:09 -0600
Started 2013-02-11 15:58:04 -0600

I thought it might be fun if we could start a discussion about something you find funny that has happened after you we're diagnosed. I am happy to start. I have been on insulin for 10 years and for 8 of those years I would put the needle next to my skin and then close my eyes before injecting my insulin. I know it is silly, but I had a good reason, I have a needle phobia that goes back to my childhood. I firmly believe if we can find humor in our challenges then you will never give in to the disease.

Tags: motivation

3 replies

Harlen 2013-02-11 22:20:09 -0600 Report

When I went to D-edd the woman told me I had to give up carbs and fats Hummmm what els is there lol lol lol
Best wishes

ShellyLargent 2013-02-11 16:57:47 -0600 Report

Once, many years ago, we decided to go out for dinner. There was about a 15 minute wait for a table, so we were told. I tested, and since I already knew what I was ordering, gave myself an injection. I figured by the time we sat down and got our food, it should be about the right time for my insulin to have kicked in and I'd be good to go… Not the case… The wait ended up being well over 30 minutes, and when we finally got to our table, the waitress never came to take our order. All the while, my numbers are dropping until finally my husband began to worry and he found a manager. We had a waitress immediately at our table, I drank a few sips of my husband's regular soda to maintain my numbers until our food came. Once it did, we were told that it was on the house for the hassle and that we could also pick a free dessert from the menu… Really? Offer a diabetic a free dessert? Well, their intentions were good and my hubby did enjoy a great looking brownie sundae!

MAYS 2013-02-11 16:10:08 -0600 Report

What's funny on my end is this, i watch my brothers and sisters whom are diabetic eat whatever they like, whenever they like, gain weight, complain about aches and pains and nothing ever seems to happen to them but the moment i so much as think about eating something my blood sugar seems to rise!
Meanwhile they say," I an going to die anyway, so what's the point of doing anything about my diabetes" and i wonder if we are even related at all!…To each his/her own!

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