This is just fun! What are some “languages of love” for all parts of our lives with Type 1 Diabetes? What do you call your devices, your challenges, your life with diabetes?
From Audrey Farley of InsulinNation.com, 23 January 2018 … enjoy!
Do you have a nickname for your diabetes gear? If so, what is it and why do you call it that?
- “I call my CGM The Diabetes God. My sister started joking ‘the diabetes gods demand a blood sacrifice’ when she or I would have to do a finger stick to calibrate our CGMs.”
- “Call my pump Baby. Always need to feed it, monitor it, take care of it…”
Have you coined any other diabetes terms or phrases?
- “Dolphin-ing for when my Dexcom sensor is off and the trend graph is bouncing up and down every 10-15 minutes because its like a dolphin jumping in and out of water.”
- “My monster to describe the condition.”
Do you use any diabetes portmanteaus (word combinations)?
Diacrap – The diabetes supplies that I never use which are in my closet and at the back where I never look.