The 10 Commandments for People With Type 1 Diabetes, Illustrated

In a previous post I broke one of the cardinal rules of Diabetes etiquette. In this post, I decided to write some cardinal rules of Diabetes living. Logic? None. But hey, we can always use a few laughs and I had way too much fun writing this up and searching for appropriate illustrations on the internet. Without further ado, I present to you the 10 rules people with T1D and parents of T1D kids must live by. What do you think?

1. You shall have no higher priority than preventing or treating a bad low.

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2. You shall not idolize your Endocrinologist. They are human too and can make errors.

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3. You shall not allow others to confuse the name of T1D and T2D.

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4. Remember your meter. And your insulin. And your fast-acting sugar. And spare batteries. And more. Your diabetes supplies are holy.

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5. Honor and correct your highs.

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6. You shall not murder people who stay stupid things about T1D.

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7. You shall not cheat by eating carbs without bolusing. 

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8. You shall not steal diabetes supplies from CVS, even if your copays amount to thousands of dollars each year.


9. You shall not falsify BG numbers in your log.

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10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s A1C.



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