Diabetes Sniglets: dTOE II ?
Waaaaaaaay back in the day (like in March of 2006), I wrote about the special language that diabetics, and the people who love us, use every day. Phrases like "I'm so high," make people encourage you to take an injection instead of taking a drug test. Or terms like "rage bolus," when you take a massive dose of insulin as response to the frustration and annoyance of a prolonged high blood sugar. Or the ol' SWAG (Scientific, Wild Assed Guess) bolus, where you use more instinct than data to bolus an unexpected or uncalculated meal.
Just like the genius IT guys in my office, we've got our own unique jargon here in the diabetes community. We walk the walk and talk the talk! I'm looking to compile another edition of the Diabetes Terms of Endearment (dTOE?) - and I need your help again. If there's a special diabetes-related phrase, or an inside joke, that you and your family use, send it to me! Or leave it in the comments section.
Either way, I'm looking forward to laughing my arse off and nodding my head in recognition as I read the dTOEs. (The "Daylight Savings Time" one gets me every time.)