Monday, October 31, 2011

The Three Amigos

I've had diabetes for 2 years and 8 months and have had my pump for 1 year and 4 months! Over the years I have found 'slang' for my diabetes related stuff - I guess it would be called, diabetes slang!    The people around me have sort of picked up on it because they seem to know what I am talking about.

But for those who haven't picked up on them I thought I'd take the time to give you a definition chart:

Check my Sugar:   Checking my blood (sugar)

Pump:  Insulin Pump

I'm High!!!!!!!!: My blood sugar is high

I need to bolus (not said often):  I need to take insulin

Ugh, low reservoir: I need to put more insulin in my pump

I NEED candy:  (Sometimes I just want candy)  But, usually:  My sugar is low!

These are just a few that come to mind, but more recently Vince has given a new 'diabetes slang' name to my three most used tools (minus the pump)   My Finger Pricker, My Meter and My case of sugar checkers (Okay there is another slang word...  Sugar Checkers are blood strips)

Vince has appropriately named these three things, The Three Amigos and I think it shall stick!  It all started with anytime we are out and I need assistance we count to three to make sure we have all the things I need.  Sugar Checkers, ONE, Finger Pricker, TWO, Meter, THREE!  Then we are good to go!


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