The biggest thing I’ve gotten from the diabetes online community (DOC) these days is a shared sense of humor with regard to diabetes. I mean, if you’ve gotta have a disease that requires 24/7 management, never takes a day off, and could easily kill you if you let your guard down, you should at least be able to laugh about it, right? So, I wanted to compile some of the D things that have literally left me in tears of laughter.
- The F*$kYeah Diabetic Cat Meme Generator - This was posted in Kerri's SixUntilMe website yesterday and I spent the better part of an hour reading these. Hilarious. And probably something only people with D can really understand.
- What Not to say to the Parent of a Type 1 Diabetic - This video makes me laugh each time I watch it. Never fails. I'm generally pretty tolerant of stupid comments people make about D, provided they don't mind me correcting them (politely). But my politeness runs out when I get the random person who insists the capote tree of Brazil or whatever will return my pancreas to normal.
- Diabetes Terms of Endearment (and here too!)- Again, these always make me laugh. So accurate! I always find it funny when I use one of these terms in front of a non-D person, forgetting that not everyone thinks about being on the glucocoaster or their upcoming diaversary. Not long ago, I was explaining to someone how my pump worked, and they asked how I accounted for carbs in things like restaurant meals. I looked at them funny and replied, "Well, I just SWAG, of course!" As if "SWAG" was the most rational answer.
- The Little Things - This post from Kerri over at SixUntilMe also made me chuckle when I read it, because it's something that I do all the time. Because D is such a pervasive part of our lives, it's hard not to see it everywhere. I also see diabetes everywhere sometimes. It's hard not to. If I see a juice box, I just assume it's because someone is treating a low, not because they actually might like juice.
These are just a few of the humorous D-related things I've stumbled across on the web. What are your favorite pieces of D humor?