Friday, May 13, 2011

Charlotte's Top 10 List -- Diabetes Blog Week - Day 4

Blogger ate this post, so here it is again. Sorry that your comments were lost, but I read them all and thank you for them :) 

Today is Day 4 of the 2nd Annual Diabetes Blog Week! Today's topic is Ten things I hate about you, Diabetes: Having a positive attitude is important . . . but let’s face it, diabetes isn’t all sunshine and roses (or glitter and unicorns, for that matter).  So today let’s vent by listing ten things about diabetes that we hate.  Make them funny, make them sarcastic, make them serious, make them anything you want them to be!!

For today's post, I thought it would be fun (and most appropriate) to let Charlotte provide her list...since she is the one actually bearing the brunt of this beast and all. So without further's Charlotte's list:

1.   Being interrupted from the things I'm doing to check my sugar
2.   Getting a new pump site every 3 days (and sometimes sooner)...but at least it's better than shots
3    Getting a new site for Dexie...but I like her a lot once it's in
4.   Having to pee on a test strip to check my ketones....cause the blood ketone strips are too expensive!
5.   Having to go to the hospital and get an IV sometimes when we can't get my sugar to behave at least the nurses are nice though :)
6.   Not being able to think when I'm feeling low
7.   When people call it "Di-a-beet-us" that just sounds silly!
8.   Being embarrassed by Dexie's alarm going off in the library (or other quiet place)...and people asking if it's "the bell"
9.   People asking if my pump is a cell phone...c'mon really, have you ever seen a cell phone with tubing coming out of it!!!!
10.   People telling me about how someone else "had" diabetes....don't they know that there isn't a cure yet???


  1. Seriously, the "DI-A-BEEEEEEEEEEET-US" bugs the heck outta me. My mom calls it that and I CRINGE. GREAT LIST Charlotte.

  2. Oh I hate the "Diabeetus" too. That bugs me to death!

    My daughter will totally agree with the cell phone comment. She gets asked this ALL the time! She gets so tired of explaining.

    Great list Charlotte! I'm sure my daughter would totally agree with you on ALL of this!

  3. That's an awesome list! It IS silly to say it that way - I agree!

  4. Great list - I agree with them all --especially di-a-beet-us! Drives me crazy!

  5. These kids are truly amazing! They have no choice but to roll with it. While my son, age 8, (diagnosed at 2) doesn't understand, my #1 is the response of school systems to children with diabetes. They are severely misinformed of the law, don't properly train staff, and don't realize how serious diabetes is. VERY SCARY.