Wildcard: Crazy Stories {#DBlogWeek}

I’ve decided not to clean anything out, closet or otherwise, today. So I’m going with the wildcard prompt on crazy stories (in part due to laziness). Here’s the prompt:

Diabetes can sure bring some crazy moments. So tell us your Top 3 craziest D related stories! If you can’t think of three, don’t worry. We’re just as happy with one or two . . . Credit to Maria M of My Life: A Long Trip with T1D for this topic.

I’ve had more than three crazy moments living with diabetes over the past 4ish years. Here are a few of my favorites:

  1. 10 things my diabetes devices have been confused with. I started keeping a list, the craziest thing my OmniPod has been confused with was a tracking device, as asked by a TSA agent in the Atlanta airport. The most awkward was when a kid asked if my OmniPod was to keep me from having babies. The other 8 are reasonably funny too.
  2. The insurance woman who thought I had a daughter, because apparently grown ups can’t have type 1 diabetes. This misconception is part of why I’m so vocal about my adult diagnosis story.
  3. A woman found my OmniPod and helped me find walnuts. This is by far my favorite grocery store encounter! I was thrilled to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right D-device stuck to my arm to help a fellow person with type 1 feel more confident with their insulin pump choices.
  4. My World Diabetes Day airport encounter. I meet people in airports and on planes. It’s great, I just never thought a TSA agent would want to be volunteered to pat me down. That D-mom and I both left the security check point feeling less alone.

Check out the Diabetes Blog Week page to read posts about cleaning things out (metaphorically or literally) and to see some other crazy stories.


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