The Good Side Of Diabetes! Here Are 20 Good Things About Having Diabetes.

jigsaw
By jigsaw Latest Reply 2014-05-26 06:05:00 -0500
Started 2014-05-21 12:10:30 -0500

Did you ever take the time to consider the benefits of having diabetes? Just curious to know how many of you have. I have, and I really and truly believe that I am living a much better life because of it. What about you?

The following link displays a serious subject in a humorous way, Sometimes, it pays to look with a positive prospective at our circumstances.

http://thediabetesheroes.com/html/photos_1.ht...


66 replies

Hops
Hops 2014-05-22 07:14:23 -0500 Report

21. You learn to take advantage from the fact that oral sex is carb free.

Hops
Hops 2014-05-22 09:05:30 -0500 Report

Why is it everyone else is known to be joking yet my joke gets taken seriously? The weakness involved in trying to communicate humor online is daunting. No offense intended on my part. Another great thing about diabetes is you have the perfect excuse to not order a thing on the menu when they fail to offer healthy options. Ditto for waitresses and bartenders promoting you get more alcoholic beverages.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-23 18:58:58 -0500 Report

I got the joke just didn't think it was funny because it has been around for years. My neighbor and I were talking about waitresses attempting you to get more food from the menu than you want. I think some restaurants train their wait staff to do that. I find it annoying when they keep asking if you want something other than what you ordered.

Hops
Hops 2014-05-24 06:50:04 -0500 Report

in my early twenties 40 years ago it was probably more annoying to me since at that time i did not go out of my to let wait staff know about my needs and the alternative to high carb meals in the eary'70s was so much less then we have today.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-05-23 14:14:25 -0500 Report

I got the joke, Hops. Just because that type of humor isn't everyone's cup of tea, doesn't mean everyone disapproves.

You are right that communicating humor with the written word is definitely a tricky thing. One doesn't have the added nuances of intonation and timing and body language, and facial expression.

There are some people, like my 1st wife, who had a lot of problem with that behavior and refused every time I tried it with her, even though initially she indicated it was giving her pleasure. (sorry to those who think this is TMI)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-21 21:58:36 -0500 Report

I am still going for #1

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-05-21 20:14:01 -0500 Report

I love reason number 1. Not sure how it fits, but I can dream. LOL

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-05-21 18:20:47 -0500 Report

Had to share this with my fellow Medtronic Ambassadors. Thanks for posting it. But…I'm being a dumb blonde…I don't "get" #18. Now I know what the "Mile High Club" usually refers to…just don't get why we diabetics can be members without leaving our seats…I know when/if someone explains, I'll hit my head and go "DOH!"…maybe I am losing brain cells by going "low carb"

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-21 20:35:04 -0500 Report

I was thinking if you are in an airplane and have a high you are in the Mile High Club…LOL after all you would be more than a mile in the air and you would be having a high.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-05-22 06:35:50 -0500 Report

Thanks Joyce…it helps to clarify…especially if I eat the carb-loaded airline meal/snacks…even their "diabetic" meals have more carbs than I want to eat.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-05-26 06:05:00 -0500 Report

That's terrible, I could just see you entering security with a chainsaw strapped to your back.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-05-21 18:30:58 -0500 Report

Not sure I do either, but if we were flying together, we could put our heads together, and see what we come up with! Who knows, maybe we would win a talent contest of sorts!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-23 19:09:00 -0500 Report

When we flew to Hawaii, my sister and friends and I were eating Twizzlers and watching the in flight movie. The Flight Attendant asked if she could have some so we shared. The next thing we knew she was back. The Captain wanted two so we sent him some. We all fell asleep. When I woke up she was back the Captain wanted more. When we landed in Honolulu we were stopped as we were getting off the plane. The Captain wanted to meet us and thank us for sharing our candy with him.
The moral of the story was keep the man flying the plane happy.

People asked us why the Captain wanted to meet us. They thought we were famous…LOL

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-05-22 06:39:06 -0500 Report

Thanks jigsaw…I'm usually pretty quick on the uptake but that one had me wrinkling my brow…I thought maybe "high" like on drugs but that didn't make much sense to me…besides, I can be "naturally high" on life in general…watched the movie Frozen on our trip to Europe in May and loved it.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-05-23 17:24:12 -0500 Report

If I'm not mistaken, there were two movies with the name frozen. You must be referring to the anmated movie.

camerashy
camerashy 2014-05-21 16:31:41 -0500 Report

Kinda cute - #4 got a chuckle out of me. Never thought about it one way or the other, to be truthful. I'm a "roll with the punches" sort of person. Always was.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-05-21 17:10:58 -0500 Report

So far, we have two chuckles and a chortle! This is working really well.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-21 20:35:41 -0500 Report

Careful a right cross could floor you…LOL

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-23 09:40:48 -0500 Report

Jigsaw, my neighbors drunken 30 yr old neighbor thought it was funny to spit at me while I was sitting in my yard reading. He literally leaned over the fence to do it. He couldn't explain later why his lips were swollen and split. I gave him two right crosses in the mouth and went back to reading my book. Born and raised in the hood. A lady has to learn how to protect herself…

robertoj
robertoj 2014-05-21 15:30:11 -0500 Report

I love to make excuses. I win. My nurse calls me one of her sweet people. I'm already too sexy for my shoes.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-21 20:37:18 -0500 Report

I always say I am too sexy for my shirt.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-05-21 21:05:09 -0500 Report

My imagination just ran wild!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-21 21:54:58 -0500 Report

Right Said Fred hit the charts with I'm too Sexy and I loved it. We were on a tour bus in Honolulu after a Drunk Cruise. A girl started singing it on the back of the bus and all of us tipsy people joined in. People on the front of the bus were clueless. We sung the entire song and people applauded. We had a blast.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-05-23 14:32:39 -0500 Report

I'll probably fly. I don't care for airline carriers, or cruise ships. Choice of the two, I'll fly. I flew in the past about 200,000 miles for business, and 5 times consecutively, the airliner had serious problems, like not being able to get the landing gear down! Another time an engine blew out, and the guy seated next to me started going crazy. It got my mind off the airliner problems. I thought we were going to go for a dip in the atlantic jet propelled! Suffice to say, I made it home safely everytime.

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