A New Sensation. A New Word/Feeling!

By markjohn1 Latest Reply 2009-03-08 14:30:20 -0500
Started 2009-03-04 02:10:04 -0600

This weekend in one of my lower moments, we all know what they are like I had this thought. The thought about what word, just one word can make me feel better, make me smile and get me out of this low. Nothing really came to mind. I am not a why person so that is good. I don't sit around and ask the big question, WHY ME?

I run two non-profit communities for diabetics and I am always asked what keeps me up, how can I keep going all day. I host radio shows for adults and kids and keep going and cover my feelings up so that listeners can't hear the low.
So the other day, Friday I was hosting a show and the low moment of my day hit just prior to the show and to be honest I had a bad show. I was down and you could tell. I was off my game as they say. See I do the show with no script, all improv and I like it that way so people get to see the real me. What a sight!

Well I was low and the listeners received what I had said would never happen, a bad show. I was upset and sat back Friday and tried to think of what would help. I need a word to feel good. I needed a word that defined having this disease that would make it feel good. Make it feel right. Make me feel right inside.
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I don't know where it came from but it came to me as clear as day. As clear as he morning sun.
I heard the word in my head and started to smile. I read the word out loud and I started to laugh. I said the word loudly to no one in particular and felt good inside.
I yelled out…
It felt good and sounded corny. DIABETARIFFIC
It felt so good and as soon as I said it I smiled. I laughed and said that here it was, the word to define for me diabetes. Then it did more than that. It defined for me what this is all about. It defined for me what this disease is all about and how we should feel. Everyday we should feel DIABETARIFFIC. We should tell our friends with diabetes, have a DIABETARIFFIC day. Yell Happy DIABETARIFFIC George or bill or whatever.
Say it. Yell it. and Feel it. Grasp the feeling deep in your heart and soul. Take that word and place in a spot where no one can touch it and live it, love it and live by it. Live a life of DIABETARIFFICS.
I started a community just for people that believe. That want to truly live a life of DIABETARIFFIC.
Becuase it is a life and new start. It is something to be proud of. Diabetics is nothing to hide and everything to show. We are diabetic and proud. We live a DIABETARIFFIC life and show it and love it.
Are you DIABETARIFFIC? Do you live a DIABETARIFFIC life? How do you know? You need to feel it. It's a philosophy of diabetes and life. IF you believe in having a philosophy of and on life then have the philosophy of DIABETARIFFIC. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Share our philosophy with others. Give to them what you have and believe in, if you do!

If you can't say it you can't live it. If you can't say you don't believe in it.

Believe in it and it will change your life. Your world and your outlook on diabetes.

It's a new life and it's DIABETARIFFIC.

Let me know

22 replies

markjohn1 2009-03-07 22:22:12 -0600 Report

I hope everyone is still DIABETARIFFIC? I have no way of sounding out to everyone except here. I am good at motivating and that is what our communities are about. Keeping everyone in tune with themselves by motivating on a constant basis. So tune in as often as you can. Read our community, listen to the radio show and starting Tuesday, if I have the nerve I will be on TV for our own Television show, I think.

2009-03-05 21:17:52 -0600 Report

I was laughing the first time I read it! We need more humor in our lives and we need to laugh. I have always been a huge cut up and loved life. 3 months ago I thought I'd never smile again when I was diagnosed with Type 1. It took me a few months but life is back to normal. Just having DIABETARIFFIC days now! It's amazing when I quit feeling so sorry for myself, my BS got back in good order. Thanks for making me smile! Angie

markjohn1 2009-03-05 21:51:52 -0600 Report

I am glad I cold make you smile. I like hearing that. I started a community for DIabetariffic at diabetariffic,ning,com. I also have some other communities but go there first and let me know once you are there
Again I am glad to make you smile. I know it works for me.

sparkysmom 2009-03-05 18:57:29 -0600 Report

I LOVE it. You can't say it without smiling. Thanks

markjohn1 2009-03-05 21:50:19 -0600 Report

Hi Jackie,
I am glad you like it. By the way I finally answered your request about the adult site when I wrote about the kids. It is diabeticlife.ning.com and the new site is diabeticlifewon.com
The new site is doanted software that we are bulding so you can go to both and join.

roshy 2009-03-05 17:53:46 -0600 Report

yeah i agree!! the term im a diabetic can convey the hole i have a problem/issue/disease!! I dont really like saying i am a diabetic instead i have made up my little saying as some of you may have seen me already use!! I say im a dia-betty!!! and for the boys - Dia-bob!!

When i am discussing my diabetty appoinments i referr to my Dr. as Dr. Diabetes!! I actuly cant think of his real name anymore!! This will be imbarrasing at my next appointment!!

If my sugar is high i referr to it as "my god, im fllllyyyyiiinnn with the birdys!!"

and if im low - " quick quick, hit me with that sugar stick!!!! before i end up on the floor riggling like a wormy worm!!!"

I know its sometimes childish and its not like i dont take my condition seriously but maybe its my personality or something but there is know harm in looking at times from a humorous stand piont!! if it gives you a giggle then wheres the harm!!

I use this humor when it comes to other peolpe trying to depict on aspects of diabetes!! When they see you eat something high in sugar and they say someting like "oh can you eat that???" I would say some thing like "well so far my mouth and jaws arent struggling to eat is so i suppose i can actualy eat it !! Ha ha!! ah people are funny sometimes!!

lipsie 2009-03-05 09:10:57 -0600 Report

DIABETARIFFIC, DIABETARIFFIC, yes that does have a ring to it I must say. But you are right. Good points made, thank you for your comment, thank you very much. Sheila

markjohn1 2009-03-05 11:50:22 -0600 Report

I'm glad you liked the word and what I had to say, Thank you. I am new to diabetes but not new to struggling or fighting. That's why my love for helping is so deep. I have taken this fight on full time. I have communities on the web and I have just received donated software to build my own sites the way I want. So we are building now.
Thank you again for your support and comments.

GabbyPA 2009-03-05 07:18:06 -0600 Report

What a wonderful word. I love made up words. This one is great. I will have to practice saying it a little, but it will be rolling off my tounge soon.

markjohn1 2009-03-05 11:48:17 -0600 Report

Don't feel bad Gabby when I mad it up I think the idea of how it was a tongue twister made it even more fun to say then the idea of a meaning hit and it was really fun.
Also I answered you about National Diabetic Pride Day. Late but I did answer.

datzme 2009-03-04 23:58:18 -0600 Report

I love it thanks so much for my new word to use I just had to go out and went down the hallway saying DIABETARIFFIC haha I woke up all 3 of the dogs and the hubby just woke up going what the heck haha that was so fun I love it I just put a stickem on my monitor with my new using word. Thanks

markjohn1 2009-03-05 11:54:58 -0600 Report

Good Morning,
I think I cold hear you here. Or it was Patti my Wife who has been saying it over and over to get the tongue twisting part out of the way.
Thanks for your support and keep thinking it and saying it. It catches on. I have the area rep from the ADA saying it after I met with them the other day about our projects here in Fresno. We started an outreach program and the support groups. PLus I host communities on the web so I was aksing them top support us by joining. They were shocked when I didn't ask for money.
I gave them something. A word to walk away from the meeting with and a partner in Fresno who only wants to help , not money.

Avera 2009-03-04 23:03:39 -0600 Report

Sounds like a great new word to me! When I am having a bad day, I always remember this short video. It is amazing. Please watch it.



lipsie 2009-03-05 09:09:28 -0600 Report

Avera, Thank you VERY much for that video…of course I got tears, I wish her could visit my daughter's school's cuz I know her heart deep down…anyhow but I myself fight with me, even recently I have not gone out in days for I am afraid of the outdoors right now…a phase I have been thru before but later I am going to do it..only with Ty (fiance) will I do it though. We're going to the grocery store is all but it's going take my all…thank you again.. Sheila

markjohn1 2009-03-05 11:52:06 -0600 Report

Thank you for your support and the video. It was so inspiring. Hard not to get tears in your eyes over that. That's what it is all about though. getting up and fighting every time we fall. hat's my love for this. My falling before has only brought me strength to do this. SO here I am.

firefightermom 2009-03-04 05:58:10 -0600 Report

What a good word!!! Sometimes it is overwhelming when we let ourselves get that "under the circumstances" attitude but it makes things better to say " i will rise above the circumstances and be happy and a blessing to people anyway and you truly have been a blessing to my family with your other sites. So a big hug to ya and everyone check out diabeticlifewon.com and have a DIABETARRIFFIC DAY (it sounds like tigger off winnie the pooh huh?) thanks!

markjohn1 2009-03-04 14:10:22 -0600 Report

Thank you and you have a DIABETARIFFIC DAY also and keep going and staying positive.
I am sorry but when I say this word I have to smile. Even if I did make it up!

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