Diabetic Humor

By learyll Latest Reply 2011-02-12 06:53:02 -0600
Started 2011-02-05 07:28:02 -0600

I hate diabetes and when I hate something I write about it, so here goes:

When I was diagnosed with diabetes I met a lot of people with a lot of advice:

•Count your carbohydrates, so I looked it up online and learned that requires algebra, I failed algebra.
•Watch what you eat, so I set a mirror at my place at the table and learned if I open my mouth too wide my tongue rests on a spit gland and I spray my meal!
•Watch your weight and measure your food, so I bought a scale and stood on it while I ate so I could measure my food and watch my weight!
•Buy exercise equipment and check your feet often for loss of sensitivity, so I bought some weights and drop one on each foot every day.
•Exercise often, pick up fork, put food on, move to mouth, chew! That’s exercise enough for today.
•Lose weight, so I rented out my kids to get them off my back.
•Don’t eat out, so I brought my picnic table inside.
•Don’t drink soda, so I started chewing it.
•Check your sugar often, so I bought a glass sugar bowl and it still looks the same.
As a newly diagnosed diabetic you should know that I’ve tried all of this and I still haven’t beaten diabetes, today I’m purchasing boxing gloves.

15 replies

Hops 2011-02-12 06:53:02 -0600 Report

There is a laughing group that meets once a week to spend an hour
laughing out loud. I was interested to learn that every hearty laugh burns 10 calories. The group theme song is I Love To Laugh from Mary Poppins.

Angelcourtisan 2011-02-11 10:36:29 -0600 Report

thank you that was funny. I read it to my mom and she liked it too. I woke up with a high blood sugar reading and I find that when I usually end up in a better mood my blood sugars drop a lot. I still can't check it for about an hour but I'm sure it will help once again thank you.

learyll 2011-02-12 04:23:29 -0600 Report

I'm glad you found it humorous. Thanks for sharing your comment, it is nice to know that a bit of humor can help someone in so many ways. :-)

vgarrison 2011-02-05 21:15:48 -0600 Report

I've always felt that if you can't laugh at something then you might as well be crying…I personally hate crying so I try to find something I can laugh at in any situation!! When my husband was in the ER a few weeks ago, we spent the entire time laughing cuz we both knew that if we took the situation too seriously then we were gonna really freak each other out…The nurse kept looking at us like we were on drugs..and they did labs and guess what, no drugs…LOL..wouldn't be so bad, but my mom is a nurse in the same ER and she said they were still talking about us 2 days later…good!!

Thanks for posting this, nice to know that I'm not alone in the whole laugh at it thingy!!

learyll 2011-02-05 19:39:17 -0600 Report

Thank you everyone, I'm glad I'm not alone when I laugh at my situation. Some people don't find the humor in it, but they haven't lived the lives we lead either!

brum 2011-02-05 16:45:32 -0600 Report

great attitude. I love it. We have to laugh or it would be too depressing. Good luck to you.

rebl 2011-02-05 16:29:18 -0600 Report

Hey Gal, where did you find anybody to actually rent your kids, 'n how much did they pay you? Its too bad my kids are all grown up, 'n I can't rent them out.

RAYT721 2011-02-05 10:31:09 -0600 Report

CUTE! We sometimes have to laugh at ourselves and make light of things a little. It keeps us from beating up others… or being beaten up! :)

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