Diabetes Blog Week #5: Wish Know

Let’s do a little advocating and post what we wish people knew about diabetes.  Have more than one thing you wish people knew?  Go ahead and tell us everything.

Bigfoot feel pretty bad this topic–notice burble rage toward non-D persons when try write. Apologize.

  • No need mention experience with dead/blind/amputee relative &/or grandma wean self off insulin
  • Look like supreme douche when suggest fish oil treatment/similar

Suggested topics to avoid & replacements


NO: fish oil (for Type 1 diabetes)

YES: argan oil (for damage hair)


NO: My Blind Grandpa’s 3rd Toe Amputation Surgery

YES: What it was Like Growing Up as the Bumble Bee Girl from that Blind Melon video


NO: I Am Like You Because I Have Hypoglycemia/Lactose Intolerance/Peanut Allergies

YES: tell about boob job gone awry/cheating spouse/raccoon infestation. Problem unrelated diabetes much better than attempt jump on diabetes bandwagon w/Bigfoot. Bigfoot shove you off wagon at busy intersection



  1. shannon · May 18, 2012

    psst, you missed a tag! Portlandia Food Allergy Pride Parade! if not now, when?!

    also, blind melon bee girl is named heather deloach. i pulled this from my memory banks in .5 seconds. i was/am a major pearl jam fan and they wrote a song about her. that is my only excuse. (no, they don’t mention her name in the song, but that’s beside the point!)

    ps, i plan to pepper my conversations this weekend with “as if sharing obscure news”, so thanks for that!


  2. Katy · May 18, 2012

    that phrase is why i never mention the portlandia food allergy pride parade in person. when i hear people quoting “put. a. bird. on. it” i get all “don’t they realize they should just think that silently in their heads?”


  3. Sara · May 18, 2012

    Argan oil, you say. Off to google…


  4. Leo · May 19, 2012

    Once a coworker spent an entire lunch period attempting to convince me a strict regimen of enemas would cure my diabetes. We don’t speak anymore.


    • Katy · May 19, 2012

      that takes the cake! the butt cake!


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