Adding to the Dictionary.
The first Diabetes Terms of Endearment post went up on my old Blogspot blog back in March 2006, and re-reading last night made me laugh all over again. (Everything from SWAG bolusing to dotties was on that list!) Then I found the dTOEs from April 2008, where we saw vampires cannulas and the acronym "YDMV" added to the pile. A community effort, with our whole community contributing. (Only back in 2006, there weren't nearly as many of us online - power to the patient bloggers!)
But it's been a looooong time since the last dTOEs - like three years?! - and I know we have a bunch of words and phrases that only people with diabetes would really understand. (Like no-hitter. And #dsma.) So I think it's time for a third edition.
For the community-compiled third edition of dTOES, I'd love to hear from anyone who has a term that they use as part of their life that has become part of their vernacular. The weirdo terms that you throw out at a dinner table with friends and they drop their forks to their plates, startled, while you're casually mentioning "shooting up."
If you want to email your diabetes term of endearment (aka "sniglet" ... remember those?), please send them to Abby at abby (at) sixuntilme (dot) com with the subject line "dTOEs." And if you want to leave them in the comments section of this post, go for it. Third edition's the charm, right? If you can send these/leave comments by Monday night, that would be awesome!!
Enjoy your weekend, and I'm looking forward to what our community comes up with this time!