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Diabetes Isnt A Joke

Diabetes Isnt A Joke

Ever since I was nine years old, I have often had to explain my diabetes to people. No, I do not have Type I or Type II diabetes. I actually have diabetes insipidus, a rare illness where I am unable to retain water properly. It is not really related to Type I or Type II diabetes, other than the fact that it is an endocrine disorder and they share the same first scientific name. But most people dont know that. Growing up, I have had to brush off peoples offers to give me juice or sugar because they thought I had Type I diabetes. I have had people say to me, You have diabetes? But youre not fat. My situation only demonstrates a small fraction of the misinformed conversation surrounding diabetes in our society. People with Type I and Type II diabetes have had similar experiences, and often much worse, due to their illness. I know of diabetics who have gotten the same reactions to them stating they are diabetic. I have learned to avoid discussing my illness as I would rather not have to explain it and explain how it is not as severe as the other types. Type I and Type II diabetics have to disclose that they have diabetes because they are serious medical illnesses. Basically, diabetes means that someone has too much glucose in their blood. If someone is a Type I diabetic, it means their pancreas is not producing enough, or any, insulin. Insulin keeps your glucose levels down. If your glucose levels are too high, this can cause damage to major organs. Nerve damage, foot damage, eye damage and more can occur. It is a big deal, and it will affect a person for their entire life. I have often seen posts on social media where people will joke that a dessert will give them diabetes or how some candy looks like diabetes. While being overweight is a risk factor for Type II diabetes, Continue reading >>

Life As The Punchline: Should We Joke About Diabetes?

Life As The Punchline: Should We Joke About Diabetes?

I like a good joke. I can even take a good joke about myself. And I know that I’ve laughed at inappropriate jokes. I know most of us have. But we need to talk about what’s at the root of some types of our humor. Even comedians have started to admit that there are realms of humor that should be handled differently. Not off limits, per se, but with the subject of the punchline in mind. Patton Oswalt wrote about his complete 180° in understanding why he was wrong about rape jokes. Not that rape had some pristine status of “off limits” in terms of topics that absolutely could not be joked about, but this quote of his stuck with me: In fact, every viewpoint I’ve read on this, especially from feminists, is simply asking to kick upward, to think twice about who is the target of the punchline, and make sure it isn’t the victim. Today, for your consideration, Internet, I bring you: The Diabetes Joke. Many of us have seen this meme. Something along the lines of a math word problem involving candy bars or cupcakes or some other decadent dessert. The question states that Bob/John eats a certain number of a certain number, so what does he have now? Diabetes. Bob has diabetes. It’s hilarious because… Well, because we as a culture are okay with fat shaming, for one. And only fat people get diabetes. They bring it on themselves so they deserve to suffer the butt of the joke. HA. If they’d just shown a little willpower and resisted that kind of food over the course of their lives, they wouldn’t have diabetes. It’s okay to laugh at their lack of willpower! Laugh with me! Whether the joke is about someone losing a foot, eating so much / drinking a soda so large that it’s diabetes-on-a-plate / diabetes-in-a-cup, or feeling stuffed after a meal and giving yourself d Continue reading >>

George Lopez Tells Trump Jokes At Denver Diabetes Gala, Upsetting Crowd And Internet

George Lopez Tells Trump Jokes At Denver Diabetes Gala, Upsetting Crowd And Internet

The Childrens Diabetes Foundations Carousel Ball in Denver this year raised about $1.65 million and produced another scrap of meat for culture warriors. Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) The Childrens Diabetes Foundations Carousel Ball in Denver this year raised about $1.65 million for diabetes research.It alsoproduced something less valuable: another scrap of meat for culture warriors on the internet. Comedian George Lopez wasscheduled to host the event at the downtown Hyatt Regency. He madea couple Trump jokes, as retired society editor Joanne Davidson reported for The Denver Post. Apparently, those jokes something about healthcare and immigration caused consternation. Davidson reports that they didnt sit well with some of those occupying the front-row, top-tier tables. Corey Fenton, who posted video of the event, said thatthe joke-disliker was a man who had just donated $250,000 to the nights cause. The New York Posts Page Sixclaims on secondhand, anonymous information thatit was Greg Maffei, CEO of Liberty Media and chairman of Live Nation. Video that appears to be from the event shows Lopez not-quite-apologizing. I apologize to your white privilege, but, yes, Im sorry. If I was a minority in Denver, Id be upset too, Lopez apparently said. The crowd tittered a bit, and then Lopez made his way off stage with this gem of a line: I think theres a videotape. So, heres a videotape on childhood diabetes. Thank you guys very much. Soon after, he was replaced for the rest of the show by CBS4 meteorologist Ed Greene, according to Davidson. More than a week after the event, the story is gaining steam. Page Six claimed on Saturday that Lopez was booed off stage. Judging from the video, it wasnot very vociferous booing. Now the storys been cloned into more than Continue reading >>

Why Diabetes Jokes Are Never Ok

Why Diabetes Jokes Are Never Ok

Have you ever heard a joke about cancer patients and chemo treatments? What about children with epilepsy? No? Me either. It’s baffling to me that in 2017 people still make jokes about diabetes. It’s easiest to turn the other way and let it go. I mean, society is offended by everything lately. But sometimes, enough is enough. Recently, Jimmy Kimmel tweeted about how someone was “sweeter than diabetes”, with a picture of the sweets they sent him. Cute. And to be honest, not really that offensive. But let’s be clear, the jokes about diabetes never stop. And this is a problem. Comments and jokes like this help perpetrate the misinformation and negative stigma attached to people with diabetes. Heck, even US Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, is being ridiculed by Trump for having Type 1 Diabetes, reportedly saying he will be able to replace her in his presidency, due to diabetes. Fact: in no way, shape, or form, does diabetes limit what one can accomplish. One could even go so far as to say that jokes hinder proper medical treatment. Does the average person know that sugar can actually save a diabetic’s life? Probably not, and if they’re the average person helping me when I am nearly passing out from a low, I could potentially die from the misinformation they have. There are also plenty of health care professionals who don’t know the difference between T1 and T2. This is frightening. Perhaps without these jokes, others won’t think diabetes comes from eating candy as a kid. And maybe they won’t perceive diabetics as lazy, fat people who eat sugar all day. Perhaps diabetics can finally be just diabetics and not need to feel afraid of sharing this information. Fact: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease with no known cause or cure. Another fact, not Continue reading >>

Why Is Diabetes So Funny?

Why Is Diabetes So Funny?

It’s taken me a while to complete this post, as I figured out a way to express what I think without sounding hypocritical. Humor to me is really important, I use humor all the time in relation to my diabetes (as evidenced here, here, and here). However, to me there is a fundamental difference when someone who has diabetes makes a joke or uses humor versus when someone who doesn’t have diabetes does. Where one is socially acceptable and is a benefit of the in-group status, the other can be viewed as insensitive. So this post is not talking about humor as used by a PWD (person with diabetes) or those close to them as a coping mechanism, way to show ownership of their disease, or as a means to live a normal life. Instead, it is addressing the way that humor and diabetes is used by society at large, and the negative implications of these portrayals and statements. There are a lot of ignorant, misinformed and insensitive people out there. Jokes and comments are made about everything and everyone, it’s just part of life and you learn to roll with the punches. However, I’ve noticed that compared to other illnesses and diseases, diabetes often ends up as the butt of many jokes or is used to get a good laugh. We don’t hear many jokes about cancer, HIV, lupus, heart disease, or MS, so why is diabetes so funny? No seriously, why is it? On more than one occasion I’ve heard people say comments similar to “I’m going to have diabetes when I finish eating this” or something like “I feel like a diabetic in a candy shop”. I’ll admit, I’ve made my fair share of jokes at my own expense. A diabetic in a candy factory? I can understand why people think it’s funny. Diabetes has become synonymous with too much sugar. But let me tell you a little secret, I did not ge Continue reading >>

Think Twice Before Making That Diabetes Joke

Think Twice Before Making That Diabetes Joke

I decided to do a little experiment. I went to the mall and asked strangers a question, “When I say the word ‘diabetes,’ what is the first thing that pops into your mind?” I got varied responses, but about half of the answers fell into the stigma. What is the stigma, you ask? The stigma is that people with diabetes are overweight, that people with diabetes ate too much sugar, that people with diabetes need to diet. If we look at the things written down in the picture above, you’ll see about half of them appear to have a decent understanding. Yes, diabetes is an illness and a disease. Yes, for many it does involve needles. Some people thought of a family member who was affected. A couple of people even knew there was more than one type of diabetes. So where does the problem come in? About half the responses included the word “sugar.” Most disturbingly, upon further discussion I learned this was literally all the knowledge some people had about diabetes. I’m sure you’ve seen it before on social media. You see a picture of an indulgent dessert, and you click on the comments. “DIABETES,” someone said. You’re reading someone’s Facebook status and it reads, “If John had 20 candy bars, then Joe gave him 2, what does he have now? Diabetes. John has diabetes.” Again, you click on the comments to see that they’re full of “LOLs,” “HAHAHAs,” and praise for the hilarious joke. The thing is… it’s not hilarious. It’s horribly offensive.Diabetes is not a candy bar. Diabetes is a devastating disease that can happen to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you have the healthiest diet on the planet and exercise multiple times a week. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete. Diabetes can happen to anyone, and it will change a life fore Continue reading >>

Jimmy Kimmel Slammed For Diabetes Punchline: ‘it Is An Illness Not A Joke’

Jimmy Kimmel Slammed For Diabetes Punchline: ‘it Is An Illness Not A Joke’

On Wednesday Jimmy Kimmel publicly thanked fellow television star Kelly Ripa for some cookies sent by the daytime host — but in the process included a bizarre remark about diabetes. “Thank you for the cookies @KellyRipa,” he said, adding, “You are sweeter than diabetes #KimmelinBrooklyn” I guess the joke was that the sweetness of her gift and the cookies would be worth the diabetes caused by the sugar intake, or something like that — needless it to say, it wasn’t his A material. Jimmy Kimmel Wants to Interview Trump: 'I Could Turn Him Around on a Couple of Things' The remark drew instant backlash on Twitter — especially given Kimmel’s recent evolution into America’s foremost late-night healthcare advocate. The dumbass jokes about diabetes are almost worse than having the disease. Please find another punchline. Or shut the fuck up. - Caira Conner (@CairaConner) October 19, 2017 Yikes. Diabetes has GOT to stop being a punchline for jokes. Enough already. Disappointed, @jimmykimmel ???? @jimmykimmel My son has type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease. Eating cookies did NOT cause his T1D. This isn’t a funny joke! pic.twitter.com/OL7YLezccN - Deborah Healy (@DeborahHealy_) October 19, 2017 - Jackie wood (@jackie4wood) October 18, 2017 Explain exactly what is “sweet” about multiple injections every day? Constant finger pricking to check sugars? It is an illness not a joke - BoppityBoo (@BibbiBoppityBoo) October 17, 2017 A representative for ABC Television did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Kimmel, however, seemed a pinch annoyed at the kerfuffle, pinning this evergreen tweet from Jan. 3 to the top of his feed. twitter idea for 2017: find real things to be mad about. – Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 3, 2017 Continue reading >>

Is Diabetes A Joke! - Diabetes Reversed : Diabetic / Homeopathy /podcasting/author (podcast)

Is Diabetes A Joke! - Diabetes Reversed : Diabetic / Homeopathy /podcasting/author (podcast)

M4A • Episode home • Series home • Public Feed ByTimothy Moore:Dr. Diabetic Chef using homeopathy in Reversing Diabetes & Neuropathy.Discovered by Player FM and our community copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers. If your ready for a new change in life lets start today.Is Diabetes A Joke 151 episodes available.A new episode about every24 daysaveraging 17 mins duration. If your ready for a new change in life lets start today.Is Diabetes A Joke The post Wrong Turn New Direction appeared first on Chef Timothy Moore. Get your 30-minute consultation here Now . Get your 30-minute consultation here Now . The post Are You Ready For A Healthy Lifestyle appeared first on Dr.Timothy Moore. The post Are You Ready For A Healthy Lifestyle appeared first on Dr.Timothy Moore. Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical and (the) most complete medical science. Mahatma Gandh Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical and (the) most complete medical science. Mahatma Gandh The post Change Your Health Forever appeared first on Dr.Timothy Moore. The post Change Your Health Forever appeared first on Dr.Timothy Moore. The post Podcast: Consumers Guide To Eating Healthy appeared first on Dr.Timothy Moore. The post Podcast: Consumers Guide To Eating Healthy appeared first on Dr.Timothy Moore. The post Too Many Food Choices Im Confused appeared first on Dr.Timothy Moore. The post Too Many Food Choices Im Confused appeared first on Dr.Timothy Moore. The post Why Cant I Change My Health appeared first on Dr.Timothy Moore. The post Why Cant I Change My H Continue reading >>

Your “jokes” About Diabetes Still Aren’t Funny

Your “jokes” About Diabetes Still Aren’t Funny

If there ever was a serious and life-threatening disease that made it to the tail end of thousands of casual jokes, its Diabetes. I see it in Instagram captions, hear it muffled between laughter at the cafeteria table. It’s the “erhh my god this cake is so sweet it’s gonna give me diabetes” every time someone’s dessert arrives. It’s that annoying joke middle schoolers can’t seem to get enough of, the one about Jackie and candy bars and math. You know, the one that combines every stereotype of a disease that affects almost 415 million people worldwide into one humorless ball of nonsense I’m destined to hear at every birthday party ever. It’s frustrating. For people like me who suffer from this disease, it hurts to see everyone so casually mock the thing you struggle with daily. It hurts to hear those stereotypes passed on, especially when they’re not grounded in any concrete fact. So I’m going to try to fix them. Diabetes can be delineated into two major classes- Type 1 and Type 2- both different in terms of cause and treatment. The latter, Type 2 Diabetes, is most commonly affects people above the age of forty-five. It is when the cells of the body grow insensitive to insulin- an essential hormone for the body to use energy. While one factor to its development is poor diet, Type 2 can be caused due to genetic factors, physical inactivity, old age and a stressful life. So no, candy isn’t the one cardinal sin all diabetics are guilty of. There are other things that feed into the development of this disease, and the root cause is often not identified. Which brings us to the second class- Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is a disease that I and thousands of kids around the globe have been diagnosed with at varying stages of childhood and adolescents. Continue reading >>

Hmmm To Be Offended Or Not Offended That Is The ... | Diabetic Connect

Hmmm To Be Offended Or Not Offended That Is The ... | Diabetic Connect

Hmmm to be Offended or Not Offended, That is the Question By Gabby PA Latest Reply2017-11-12 11:36:46 -0600 I don't watch Jimmy Kimmel nor do I tweet, so I totally missed this mishap until today when I read the story on it. In short, as many of us do, he said something less than sensitive, though not totally crazy, Just a joke, and wow, the diabetes community lit him on fire. Here is what he said in response to getting a box of baked goods: "Thank you for the cookies @KellyRipa, You are sweeter than diabetes" Maybe not the best choice, but he is night time comedy. He makes his living by digging on all kinds of subjects. We laugh at political jokes or celebrity digs that are far more "hurtful". So what is up with this? When people with diabetes react so harshly at simple things like this, but don't focus our passion on things that matter and we can advocate for, are we getting petty? What kind of light does it shine on us when we act like jerks? If a diabetic had said this, it would have been funny. So often we struggle to make people aware of diabetes. In this case it could have been a teachable moment versus a kill Kimmel moment. Perhaps there was a private joke in there? Perhaps he knows someone with diabetes and thought nothing of it because they don't fret little comments like that? Perhaps he just choose poorly, but really, who doesn't from time to time? I personally believe we have all gotten so politically correct that we cannot even laugh at ourselves. We tread on eggshells and so the myths and mystery continue because we are afraid to just laugh and make it part of life. Do things like this offend you? What do people do that offends your diabetic self? How do you deal with it? Continue reading >>

Mom Worries Hotel Transylvania 2 Diabetes Joke Will Make Her Son A Target For Bullies

Mom Worries Hotel Transylvania 2 Diabetes Joke Will Make Her Son A Target For Bullies

Explore America's CastlesThese are five of the finest castles in America to explore for that next big vacation. NEWS TIPS: Call 916-374-1301; toll-free: 1-800-374-TV13 (8813) or email [email protected] CBS13 Quick Links CBS13 News Coverage CBS13 News Social Media CBS13 Anchors & Reporters Call Kurtis Investigations Contact Kurtis Send Your Weather & News Photos Get information about your favorite TV shows Talent Request/Appearances CW31 Quick Links GoodDaySacramento.com Good Day Sacramento Talent Bios CW31 Programming [] Mom Worries Hotel Transylvania 2 Diabetes Joke Will Make Her Son A Target For Bullies Filed Under: Diabetes , Hotel Transylvania 2 SACRAMENTO (CBS13) A scene from a newly released childrens movie has a local mother scared itll make her diabetic son a target for bullies. Hotel Transylvania 2 is about vampires and monsters and, its supposed to be cute. But Alicia Pescetti is horrified by one scene. Theres no way to explain to a 6-year-old that what theyre trying to accomplish is a joke, she said. Her son has Type 1 juvenile diabetes and has to regulate his blood sugar and insulin daily. Its hard to explain to kid that at any given moment he could die, she said. In one scene, a character says And remember, the scariest monster of all is diabetes, referring to the disease. This could definitely open up diabetic children to bullying, because they call it the scariest monster off all. So, because my son has diabetes is he now a monster? she said. Other parents CBS13 spoke to didnt see it that way. They didnt remember the scene, while one child said they did but didnt think the joke was funny. Pescetti wants audiences to know that Type 1 diabetes is not caused by eating a lot of sugar and theres nothing her son did to get the disease. She wrote an open letter to Continue reading >>

It's Not Okay To Make Jokes About Diabetes - Feel Your Feet

It's Not Okay To Make Jokes About Diabetes - Feel Your Feet

Diabetes can happen to anyone and has a profound, relentless impact on their life. So why is there so much stigma and blame attached to this condition and why do people think its funny to joke about diabetes? Would it be okay to joke about cancer or HIV? Diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar, its a complex group of illnesses with a variety of causes that can lead to a number of short and long-term complications, whats funny about that? Rather than joking about diabetes more awareness, education and support is required. Next time you meet someone with diabetes, why not ask them about how it affects their lifeevery single dayandlisten really listento their story. Diabetes is not their fault and neither are the complications. Its time to change perceptions of a chronic illness that affects millions of people around the world, its time to start listening to the impact it has on peoples lives and sharing their stories to end the stigma and myths associated with this devastating illness. Continue reading >>

Bad Diabetes Jokes Wall Of Shame

Bad Diabetes Jokes Wall Of Shame

Editor’s Note: This list includes only brands, publications and public figures. We know there are plenty of individuals out there making bad jokes, too. Diabetes is not the punchline of a joke. Drinking a beverage did not give anyone any type of diabetes. We’re calling on these folks to do better. And watch out — we won’t hesitate to add new offenders to the Wall of Shame! We’re all about mixing humor and diabetes — sometimes, all you can do is laugh at life with T1D. But these types of jokes are the worst reminder of how much work there is still to do in education. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are poorly understood. These tasteless jokes come from a lack of education, awareness and understanding. They fuel our fire to keep fighting! And now, our list: OFFENDER: Jimmy Kimmel OFFENSE: “sweeter than diabetes” tweet OFFENDER: Forbes OFFENSE: marketing’s e-mail subject line fail OFFENDER: SNL OFFENSE: Big Mac BS skit here. OFFENDER: PopSugar Magazine OFFENSE: Unicorn Frappuccino nonsense PopSugar did end up changing this headline in response to pressure from the diabetes online community (high-five, y’all!) but boy, was it bad. We demand better from a “Fitness” and “Health” publication. OFFENDER: Crossfit OFFENSE: epically bad attempt at a Public Health PSA This one even got Co-founder Nick Jonas to respond. No wonder — it’s SO distasteful, besides being factually incorrect. Crossfit, thank you for this attempt at a public health PSA, but you really screwed it up. No chronic illness deserves this BS. Continue reading >>

Funny Diabetes Quotes

Funny Diabetes Quotes

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8 Knock Knock Jokes About Type 1 Diabetes

8 Knock Knock Jokes About Type 1 Diabetes

The Insulin Nation staff came up with these. They might be funny. We know they’re corny. April Fools’ Day is upon us once again. In celebration, the Insulin Nation staff has come up with a few corny knock knock jokes with a Type 1 diabetes theme. Do you have any to add to this list? 1. Knock knock Who’s there? The Bee Gees. The Bee Gees who? The BG’s a little high. Did you bolus? 2. Knock knock Who’s there? High. High who? Knock knock Who’s there? Low. Low who? Knock knock Who’s there? A malfunctioning meter. Please test again. 3. Knock knock Who’s there? A cure for diabetes. A cure for diabetes who? I’ll come back in 5 to 10 years. 4. Knock knock Who’s there? Your pancreas. Your pancreas who? Knock Knock Who’s there? Your pancreas. Your pancreas who? Knock Knock Who’s there? Your panc – WHY WON’T YOU WORK? 5. Knock knock Who’s there? Endo. Endo who? And no, the doctor doesn’t have an open appointment this month. How about next month? 6. Knock knock Who’s there? Wilford Brimley. Wilford Brim- Diabeetus. 7. Knock knock. Who’s there? Tess. Tess who? Test strips all over your front step. Does someone with diabetes live here? 8. Knock knock Who’s there? Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes who? Knock knock Who’s there? Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes who? Can’t you tell the difference? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. Want more Type 1 news? Subscribe here. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does? Try Type2Nation. Continue reading >>

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