Ten Things I Hate About Diabetes

Today’s prompt: Having a positive attitude is important . . . but let’s face it, diabetes isn’t all sunshine and roses (or glitter and unicorns, for that matter). So today let’s vent by listing ten things about diabetes that we hate. Make them funny, make them sarcastic, make them serious, make them anything you want them to be!!

Only ten? All right, here we go:

1. The itch that accompanies a taped-on sensor or an expiring infusion set.

2. The fact that diabetes is becoming a marketable lifestyle, complete with magazines, pre-packaged foods, and ugly socks.

3. Scar tissue.

4. Stabbiness.

5. Its neverending nature.

6. Eye exams.

7. The headless “obese people in the wild” shots that inevitably show up on news programs anytime diabetes is discussed.

8. Sugar-free candy. (Dangerous in more ways than one.)

9. All those stupid mice.

10. The blue candle.

12 comments on “Ten Things I Hate About Diabetes

  1. Patrick McConnell says:


    Great Post, You hit all my major hates, And god do I hate that blue candle,


  2. Lauren says:

    HAHAH The movie poster is PERFECT and so true!! lol

  3. Sysy Morales says:

    Wow, very original, love your list! And…I agree, fully.

  4. Kerri. says:

    What on EARTH is his mother’s name? He hollers it out the window but I still don’t have a clue what he’s saying.

  5. Lorraine says:

    “Stabbiness” – That’s a succinct way to put it. Caleb had about 5 items that qualified as that. 🙂

  6. Rachel says:

    It’s so cool to have diabetes. Or something like that (re: marketable diabetes).

  7. Pearlsa says:

    Great post love it.

  8. Sara says:

    Yes! The itch. I can’t decide if it feels more like an itch or a burn but I HATE it!!!

  9. Layne says:

    LOL @ #7! Hee hee, so true but I never noticed it before!

  10. FatCatAnna says:

    I totally forgot about the blue candle!!!

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