FingerPricks™ Cartoons: “Diabetes Day” is Every Day

Posted by haidee on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:33 in

Let me just say what we’re all thinking: Every day is “diabetes day” for a person with diabetes.

It’s too bad World Diabetes Day isn’t a holiday from the diabetic grind, at the very least. Sure, awareness is important, but so is downtime; am I right? Let’s envision the one day of each calendar year that people with diabetes can leave their pumps and syringes home to take a well-deserved break. Think how restorative it would be to receive a 24-hour vacation from blood sugar meters and CGMs. No calibrating, testing, filling, squeezing, stabbing or injecting for one solid day?! We would all look forward to it like Christmas…I certainly would. But it leaves me with the question: How much do you bolus for the taste of freedom?