Halloween Costumes Only People with Diabetes Will Understand

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If ASweetLife threw a Halloween party it would, of course, be a diabetes-themed event. But the last thing anyone wants to do is dress up as a freaking glucose meter.  Or worse, a CGM that beeps all through the party.   And then…  you can’t dress up as a syringe or everyone will think you’re a  prick.  You know what happened to me last time I wore my paper mache metformin costume?  Not even my endo knew what I was.  (She mistook me for a generic statin and everyone else thought I was the moon.) I shared my hypothetical problem with my friends and we racked our brains for diabetes costume ideas while we carved teal pumpkins and imagined a party where candy didn’t scare the crap out of us.  Yep, you read that right.  There is nothing more haunting than the bolus you take to cover three Hershey’s kisses, a mini pack of Life Savers, a roll of Smarties, half a Twix, and a Tootsie Pop.  There is no shriek more terrifying than the one that rips out of you when your glucose meter says HI.   And if you’re like me and you think the candy you eat while trick-or-treating doesn’t count because you’re using so much energy walking slowly down the street and ringing door bells (even though everyone knows knocking burns more carbs), you, too, should don a fool’s hat. With the creativity of Moira McCarthy, Melissa Lee, and Jacquie Wojick, I present you with a list of Halloween costumes only people with diabetes will understand.  Happy Halloween!  

Because diabetes sucks.

pacifier

 

Because diabetes is 24/7

Clock Costume

 

Because someone asked if you’re well-controlled 

grumpy-cat-full-head-mask

 

Because diabetes is disobedient.

police-costume

 

Because it cures diabetes 

Spice Girls  

 

Because you spotted someone else with a pump in the wild. 

Popout-Eyes

 

Because you’ve been high all day 

Fun World Women's Living Dead Costume

 

Because you’ve been high all day

weed-man-costume-kit

 

Because sugar free candy

toilet-roll-costume  

 

Because hypoglycemia

juicebox costume

 

Because you’re going to your endo appointment 

Angel Costume

 

Because diabetes is shitty

Poop Emoji Costume

 

Because it was a gusher

It's a Gusher

 

Because you’ve been cured

mouse costume  

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