Don't you just hate it when you've lost track of that post you were reading??

Thursday, 10 November 2011


don't you hate it when you go through all your diabetes scripts to see what you need (have you noticed this takes ages????) you manage to get it all written out then you go to your docs to order your prescription....then you are confronted by an evil monster who is guarding every item on your list like guardians of a valuable treasure, as if you were trying to steal it from them.....yes you know who i mean....

The one..... The Only.......


seriously, clearly we wouldn't be asking for it if we didn't need it, then she asks you all those questions about when you last ordered it and how often you use it.... surely the receptionists role is to take prescription orders, arrange, cancel or change appointments, answer the phone and send off blood work...  but no!! she's turned into Dr. Receptionist and has decided that you order your insulin, blood sticks, sharps boxes etc... too often and are clearly mis-using it.... its not the first time this woman has had the nerve to tell me that i take too much insulin and order sharps boxes too often.. seriously i had no idea that my diabetologist had given me too high a dose...i had no idea that this woman is not only a receptionist, but also a pharmacist and a diabetologist too......honey... I HAVE TYPE 1 DIABETES... I TAKE THAT MUCH INSULIN CAUSE IT'S KEEPING ME ALIVE...I ORDER THAT  MANY TEST STRIPS CAUSE THEY TELL ME HOW MUCH INSULIN I NEED...I ORDER THE SHARPS BOX THAT OFTEN BECAUSE I ACTUALLY CHANGE MY NEEDLE HEADS AND LANCETTS!!!!!!

I hate these people who think they know better than the experts.... maybe the fire breathing dragon should stop trying to guard the magic golden diabetes supplies and crawl back into her cave
Two Diabetics walked into a bar...................................................

Fucking Retinopathy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

The Diabetics Prayer

Our banting that art with best,
 hallowed be thy insulin. 
Our hypos come...thy glucogen, 
on the shelf that art in fridge.
 Give us this day our pump.
 Forgive us these cakes as we forgive those who made them. 
Lead us not into hospital, 
but deliver us from DKA. 
Yours is the blood test, the HBA1C,forever and ever, 
Insulin pen.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

how to have fun with type 1 diabetes

1: when you've tested your bg and it won't stop bleeding, you instinctively put your finger in your mouth... when people ask what you are doing, tell them you are a self sufficient vampire

2. if people watch you take your insulin with a disgusted look on their face, deliberately do it in slow motion
3. if you have a group of friends who have diabetes of either type you can play bg bingo

4. when people tell you that you don't look diabetic, respond with “thank you, you don't look like an arsehole”

and finally
5. (my fave)you know how people think that one sweet will make you drop dead... say “i can't take it any more” and eat a skittle... this is only funny if they think one sweet will kill you.. be careful thou.. one of my friends really believed it and tried to call emergency services... don't let them dial the number cause the services don't appreciate their time being wasted on ignorance of this “friend”