I have reached a horrifying age: everyone I know is talking about marriage, buying houses, and having babies. The shift has happened over the past year or so. My friends began to move in with their significant others, a few got engaged, and a few got married. I expected this day to come, but what I didn’t expect was how much of it would involve my friends in the diabetes community. When a person with diabetes finds a great partner they gain much more than love and happiness. They gain a comrade in their never-ending diabetes management.
I often see my friends’ social media posts about how thankful they are for their spouses or significant others, and how they’d never be able to manage their diabetes care without them. This got me thinking that it’s time to hear the voice (or read the status updates or tweets) of a single person with diabetes. So here you have it:
Why can’t the cat bring me glucose tablets? #UseYourPaws
Lantus. No, that’s not the new Toyota SUV. It’s the insulin I needed to inject three hours ago. #SetAlarm
That moment you mistake your buzzing CGM for the alarm clock and throw it at the wall. #NoOneHereToStopMe
Why can’t the cat pour me a glass of orange juice? #Can’tCryOverSpilledJuice
I sleep with a different brand of glucose tablets every night. #Don’tJudge.
Mom, please nag me about my diabetes. #defeated
Purring counts as emotional support. #CatTherapy
A true friend is someone who calls and wakes you five times during the night. #HowLowCanYouGo
Alone, but not lonely. I always have diabetes with me! #MakingTheBestOfIt
Cheers to all you other single people out there with diabetes, I feel as though we don’t get as much credit as we deserve. Here’s to every #single one of us!