Monday, July 22, 2013

Here’s Your Sign . . . .

You know the Bill Engvall “Here’s Your Sign” bit, right?  Stupid people should have to wear signs that say “I’m stupid” on them, so we don’t waste our time taking to them.  Makes me laugh every single time.


But I’m not so concerned with people handing me an “I’m Stupid” sign . . . . I say stupid stuff all the time so I’m pretty sure I’ve already got one plastered across my forehead.  Instead I’m thinking about a sign that says “I’m D-Brained”.  You know, for all the times diabetes takes over your brain and injects diabetes into every single situation.  And I earned my “I’m D-Brained” sign the other day, while doing laundry.  I was folding Pete’s running shorts when I saw this . . . .

NotAPumpPocket

and my first though was “Why does Pete have an insulin pump pocket in his running shorts?".  Ummm, duh, the pocket is for i.d. and keys, not pumps - here’s your sign.

Do you have any “D-Brained” moments you’d like to share, or it is just me who thinks of diabetes 24/7?

54 comments:

  1. Every time I see a number on Twitter I think it's either a blood sugar or an a1c!

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  2. I have a pair of capris that came with an insulin pump pocket on the belt. It was the detail that made me buy the pants. D-brained? me? never!! ;)

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  3. Saw a liscence plate at in the grocery store parking lot the other day which read A1C 061.

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  4. Pete's just running in solidarity with you. ;)

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  5. Everytime I see the word "basil" in print, I automatically think: They spelled BASAL wrong! #dbrained #diabetesbrain #dblogcheck

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  6. Love this! Have these moments all the time. Like when I was at Downtown Disney recently walking around, and happened to see a woman wearing a t-shirt that said SWAG on it. And I actually went over to her and said, "Are you hear for the FFL conference?" No wrist band, and she seemed confused, yet I continued, "Diabetes?" Totally mystified by me, and was probably about to run away in fear. I apologized and moved on.

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  7. I have tried to fit my pump in one of those pockets before. It doesn't work.

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  8. I have done that except I thought a person had a Dexcom G4 but it was really just a cell phone. The G4 when low can really look a cell phone holder as well. I need to change my case so I don't get mixed up.

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  9. I think we all have D-Brained moments sometimes. There's a new restaurant in downtown Riverside named D-Dogs and when we first saw it I thought it was a clinic for diabetic dogs. :(

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  10. in the summer, i always think the temperature (from the weatherman) is blood sugar

    but in the winter, i think the speed limit signs are the temperature (45, 65 "oh, it's nice and warm!) <---not D-brain, just a dodo.

    i'd never heard of this comedian. thanks for the yucks!

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  11. also, a new little friend was sharing individually-wrapped Twizzlers at the beach. of course i thought he must have D.

    nope, just a nice mom.

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  12. Our conditions kind of condition us to think that way sometimes. Love and totally agree with the comments I'm reading so far.

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  13. I can't think of a d-brained moment off the top of my head but I'm positive I have them ;-) - #dblogcheck

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  14. When I was in high school and my pet guinea pig was lethargic (she was sick, and died later that night), I kept trying to force her to drink juice. Because lack of energy must be due to low blood sugar, and BG levels explain everything... (Sorry for the morbidity of this comment!)

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  15. Haha! I think it's awesome that the first thing that came to mind was diabetes!

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  16. I often forget which pocket I left my Dexcom receiver in and have been known to do a weird pat down of every pocket-dance in a grocery aisle looking for it. Does that count?

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    1. that reminds me of Columbo on TV!

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  17. Emailed work that I would be late due to "D-care". My boss was confused for a few minutes why I would have daycare for my teenagers.

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  18. I did that when my hubby asked if I had checked my fluids. He was referring to the car, I was thinking my pump.

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  19. I love Bill Engvall! I'm sure I've had D-brained moments as well. We all do!

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  20. That totally made me LOL at work!

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  21. Does it count as a D-moment that I got all giddy when I saw a green bracelet this week on someone - and then realized that it was just.a.green.bracelet...?

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    1. I say definitely. Although this also sounds heart breaking!

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  22. My favorite moment was when we were at a party and I (loudly) told my daughter to eat as many shrimp as she wanted because they were "free". I forgot that "free" means something different to us than to host of the party.

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  23. I have moments like that all the time.

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  24. D-Brained all the time!! Its like when I am at a restaurant and someone asks me to hand them a couple of sugar packets, I always give them Splenda.

    Oops.

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  25. Just today I was making Elise a snack. When I went to bolus her I was holding the plate in one hand and the PDM in the other. I then tried to bolus her with the plate (holding the plate close to her instead of the PDM).

    In my defense, both her PDM skin and the plate were pink.

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  26. Ha ... I am always d-brained

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  27. I actually counted the carbs that my daughter's friend was eating the other day at a playdate before realizing that I didn't need to do that :) Thanks for all your great posts!

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  28. that's awesome!! I saw some stick on pockets on pintrest the other night and totally thought about it being used for a pump and not for the id, money, etc that they are 'supposed' to be used for!!

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  29. We often confuse temperatures and bgs...

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  30. Haha! D-brain is everywhere!!!!

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  31. One of my kids was looking green after a trip to the dentist (thinking she swallowed some fluoride perhaps). First thought? Check her blood sugar! She's not even diabetic. (She was in the mid-90s from what I recall) Happy #dblogcheck day!

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  32. What!?!? I want shorts like that!

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  33. I stare people down who wear their cell phones on their belt. I mean, it HAS to be an insulin pump, right? Also, I keep chap stick in my meter bag - and believe it or not, Burt's Bees will NOT prick your finger, no matter how hard you try.

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  34. You aren't alone, I do the same. Can't really think of any good examples right now, but I know I've had some weird D-Brain thoughts.

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  35. The Nike women's tempo running shorts have the same pocket, or at least have a similar one. A pump fits in it perfectly! I have a few with the front pocket but my favorites are the ones with the pocket in the back!

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  36. I recently bought running shorts and they had that little pocket too! I think mine was too small for a pump though :(

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  37. A quick check-in and THANK YOU for helping me get started blogging this year! You are fabulous!!!

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  38. Funny. Never thought like that cause my DD wears her pump in a pump pouch. =) ~Ivy

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  39. Can a Dmom have Dbrain? I mean it isn't blood sugar induced Dbrain but when diabetes is always on the brain can't I blame all my loopy moments on Dbrain? Left to return movie to redbox without taking the movie - Dbrain? Started coffee maker without putting grounds in the basket - Dbrain?
    Im thinking its more of a tired brain or even more so "too busy to think" brain.
    I know when Im out shopping at I see a cute small handbag I think - oh that would be perfect for daughters dbag. Does that count?
    I think when something is so integrated into ones life many of lifes moments just become part of it.
    And clearly that little pocket is there so Pete can carry fast carbs for you.

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  40. At least once a week I try to calibrate my IPhone when I mean to calibrate my Dexcom. Oh and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Seriously.

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  41. Ha! As Briley said, the Animas pump doesn't fit in that pocket but the MM one does. Or at least it did in the ones I had ;)

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  42. Happy #dblogcheck day! Yeah...I often try to give my daughter's bolus with my phone.

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  43. I look at every single piece of clothing I own or think about buying as to 'Where will I put my pump & CGM"? Needless to say, shopping for clothing has lost it's appeal! *sigh*

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  44. HAHA! that is SO TRUE!
    Our brains are exactly that. We automatically assume these things have to do with diabetes.
    D-brained... when diabetes ruins your ability to think freely!

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  45. When I was first diagnosed, diabetes was the cause of everything, even fatigued legs (no, it wasn't the additional runs I started doing to deal with my diagnosis) and a painful pinky (no, it wasn't the fact I did not get it out of a slamming door). Do they count as D-brained moments?

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  46. I have way more "d-brain" moments than I can even remember haha

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