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You know your a diabetic when you freak out when your friend eats a candy bar without a bolus!

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You Know you are a diabetic, when you can check the blood sugar in the morning.. with your eyes closed.. ;)
You know you're a diabetic when you can check you blood sugar during a movie, in the dark.
(i read this in another thread...)

you know you're a diabetic when you're better looking than everybody else.
Emily Joy....I love that one!
You know you are a dibetic when you want to seriously thank Kenny for starting this "rant"!!!!!!! Thank you Kenny lots of laughs here. Nice to be able to laugh at ourselves, huh???
.......when you go through the paper and find a coupon for a free ultra mini meter and you are soooo excited even though you already have 4 other minis (1 grey 2 blue 1 purple(from previous coupons)) and an ultra 2.
.......when you know which of your multiple meters is the best random number generator
1) When you walk around occasionally humming the "beep. BEEP. beep." of the alarm on your pump (minimed 522).
(And every time I do it, I think of Close Encounters.)

2) everytime you alrm goes off (see above) and you are in a meeting at work, people give you odd looks and say..."Is that you beeping?" or ask "Do you need to take a shot or something?"

You know you're diabetic when...
You say that you feel "high" in public and then wonder why people around you give you weird looks.
You think regular soda is absolutely gross.
You are only good at multiplying by 15... That carb counting.
I've got a lot of these...
You know you're diabetic when...
You fight with your kids over the last Fruit Snack pack.

You start telling people that your pump is either a house arrest device or that you were born sexless and your parents decided that they wanted a girl and so you have to take estrogen and if you don't you will morph back.

You can test in complete darkness and input it into your pump.

Find yourself eating REALLY REALLY REALLY old candy.

You can explain the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes better than your endocrinologist.

You can't stand the phrase "sugar diabetes" (as compared to what?? salt diabetes??)

You can get out of class to run to the candy machine.

When people ask you why you are wearing your garage door opener on your back pocket.

When a co-worker thought she was being helpful by clipping the "string" (pump tubing) that was hanging out of my back pocket.

You can open drawers in your kitchen using your pump tube.

Heavy breathing and the phrase, "I need some sugar" does NOT mean you are turned on.
LOL! That is funny. She really clipped your tubing? Did she freak out when she realized your insulin supply was cut off?

The old candy thing...I ate some sweettarts that were basically turning into dust as I unwrapped them. Of course, since my sugar was 42 at the time, they were better tasting than steak.

born sexless...HAHAHA! that is funny.
Or, you tell people that the pump contains liquid, time released viagra, and give them a wink and a smile!! The woman I said it to almost bought it. Almost. :)
Yeah, she felt pretty bad but I got to go home early...no questions asked.




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