Spaceships and Squirt Guns.
Every time I do an infusion set swap, I noticed how much the Inset looks like a spaceship.
I mean, it's kind of like a spaceship, in that when it's not working properly, my blood sugar goes into orbit? (Too much of a stretch?)
When I was a kid and using multiple daily injections of insulin instead of a pump, I ripped through several syringes a day. My mom would clip the tips of the needles off using this orange nail-clipper looking thing from BD, and then they'd be tossed into a sharps container.
But sometimes my brother and sister and I would take the needle-free syringes, fill them with water, and use them as squirt guns. They were like little druggy water pistols, and to a trio of kids, it was fun. (Not to mention how my cats went berserk whenever they'd get their paws on a syringe plunger cap. Hours of feline, crazy-pawed fun!)
Sure, diabetes paraphernalia can be all medical and scary and a reminder of what this disease requires of us on a daily basis. But it can also remind you of wicked cool spaceships. Or double as cat toys. And it can provide some makeshift squirt guns, too.
Not too shabby.