Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Bright Side (Of Diabetes).

I was pretty crabby yesterday, so, like I do, I decided to turn it around by making a list of things to be happy about. Or, at least, things that can be considered "the bright side" of having diabetes.

Do any of these make YOUR list?


About those scarves: I bought those from Hanky Pancreas; they were not freebies, and no one asked me to mention them. They also aren't cheap (around $40 a pop), but for good reason - they are extremely well-made and cleverly designed. I am in love with mine.

23 comments:

  1. I always think if someone asks me if I'm wearing a pager, I'm going to answer, "Yeah, I'm trying to bring it back, you got a problem with that?"

    You could also tell someone you are a doctor, but that is most likely a horrible idea. And very fraudulent!

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  2. Hahaha this is great! I totally have a slew of makeup bags that I used for D-supplies in my purse!

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  3. You're cute:) I never thought of myself as badass, but I do have grown men tell me they could never give themselves shots.

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    1. We are total badasses! :) I have SO many people who say 'I could never ever do that, if I had diabetes'...well we HAVE diabetes and we do it cause we want to live. :)

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  4. I just ditched the black meter case for the cutest makeup clutch! I'm still using injections and found the perfect insulated bag from GraniteGear to keep my insulin cool in this hot Colorado summer. I love bags!

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  5. I absolutely love you, Kim! DHugs! <3

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  6. This totally brought a smile to my face... Love it! An addition from my end: Not being a bag-lover myself, as I have one "boring" black meter case, it's a bright side bonus that Suzi can actually get as many bags and purses as she wants and use "carrying my D-stuff" around as an excuse. So, yes -> That's awesome, too! :))

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  7. You are too cute and too funny!
    Thanks for the smiles this evening!!

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  8. This is hysterical. I especially like the comment about throwing dirty test strips at weddings instead of rice. LOL!

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  9. Kim, I was thinking of Adele when you said, "do my business and be left alone!"

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  10. So, umm... what does it say about me that when my old standard-issue black meter pouch got all tattered and frayed, I called up the manufacturer and asked for a replacement? (And they asked me to send the old one back!). But, yeah, there is something bad-ass about showing someone my infusion or CGM site to someone and saying "Yeah, I did that myself, and I'll probably do it again tomorrow", just to see their reaction.

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  11. Thanks for the smiles and giggles :)

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  12. Stop being so cute. Or don't. Or whatever. Love this.

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  13. Im getting ready to go to a wedding.. strip confetti here I come!

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  14. Great post. I'm convinced that there is a place/space/moment to reflect on the bright side of diabetes. You inspired me and I've gone ahead and bought the domain (www.brightsideofdiabetes.com). Not sure yet how to use it, but it will come in handy i'm sure.
    thanks.

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  15. Love this! It's always nice to be reminded of the brighter side of diabetes. Thanks!

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  16. ERMAHGERD! PERNCREURS!

    you're the awesomest, dude! <3

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