On this hot Friday, I’m a little exhausted because my son is cutting his first teeth-eek! So I thought I’d share a funny story. Back in May, during DBlog Week, one of the topics for a Wild Card day was the following:
Diabetes can sure bring some crazy moments. So tell us your Top 3 craziest D related stories! If you can’t think of three, don’t worry. We’re just as happy with one or two . . . . (Thank you Maria M of My Life: A Long Trip with T1D for this topic.)
With my mommy brain and exhaustion right now, I’m just going to share one story (not 3). It was back from my freshman year in college. I was HORRIBLE about remembering to check my blood sugar so I wrote a sticky note and put it on my desk to remind me (I used to use sticky notes like crazy for keeping track of tasks, now I use Mac software to help me remember).
What did the note say? It said “Check BS”, meaning check Blood Sugar. Of course none of my new friends at college knew what BS meant, other than the bull sh*t kind so I think that’s what they thought! I did have one friend ask me about it and I explained it meant to check my blood sugar but no one else ever asked! I still wonder to this day if they thought I was trying to control some weird exaggeration habit or something.
Since joining the Diabetes Online Community, I’ve started saying BG for blood glucose instead of BS. Verbally, I’ll intermix the two saying the words sugar or glucose but writing (well typing) now I always say BG.