The 25 Most Awkward Times To Be A Type 1 Diabetic

Where did you find that test strip?

1. When people ask why you’re wearing a beeper

2. When you find test strips in weird places


3. When you need to pee all the time

4. When you have to fit your pump into formal attire

5. (although there are ways around that)


6. When people share their non-analogous conditions with you

Lactose intolerance is NOT the same.

7. When you can’t go anywhere without a bag of supplies and snacks

Your backpack looks really cool at the clubs.

8. When someone confuses Type 1 with Type 2

9. When your pump beeps in a house of worship

Or at the theater. Or in class. Or on a first date. Or basically ever.

10. When you have more needle bruises than a heroin addict

And more needles.

11. When you have to eat before and after exercise

Why even bother?

12. When your pump sets off the metal detector at the airport

13. And when you then get the full pat-down

Every time.

14. Because you’re also traveling with a full suitcase of drugs and needles

15. When your friends don’t understand food

16. because they haven’t counted carbs since age five

17. When you have to carry low snacks with you everywhere

18. And when your friends are jealous of them

OMG I haven’t had gushers in SO LONG. It must be awesome to get to eat them all the time!

19. When it looks like you’re drunk

20. But when you really just have a low blood sugar

21. When people ask in hushed tones if you’ve seen Steel Magnolias

22. When people told you you were too young to need diet soda

23. When people ask you what you do with your pump during sex

24. And when you get tangled in your pump tubing during sex

25. And when you realized what a cruel joke this song was for you:

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