Friday, September 16, 2011

Five Words

I dedicate this post to my friend George.

Last week, George tweeted this.

I LOVED this!  And so I responded.

And some other Twitter friends had great ideas too!

And this one had me rolling on the floor!

I love this hashtag.  A lot.  Diabetes is hard work.  A little personalization goes a long way, as does a sense of humor.

The #5words game inspired me.

I decided I was done looking at my boring meter.  So I decorated it.  With Duct Tape.

Purple tape to match my purple pump!

The light's kinda funny, so in case you can't read it, on the top it says, "It's just a number!"  And on the bottom, "Does not reflect my worth."

So now, I see both of those lines every time I check my blood sugar.  And you know what?  I think it's helping a little.

What are your five words?

*Ok kids, when I covered the meter, I made sure to work around the opening where the strip goes in and the battery case.  If you choose to cover your meter in Duct Tape, or anything else, please use common sense.*


  1. I absolutely, positively, freaking LOVE that you covered your meter with duct tape.

  2. Awesome! The duct tape looks so edgy! I love it.

    Now we just have to get a meter company to make one that we can customize the countdown.

    You're. Great. And. Deserve. Bacon! #5words

  3. I missed the 5 words chatter! Where was I? Covering your meter with duct tape and writing your own "branding" on it is pure genius.

  4. LOVE that purple duct tape and the messages written on it! Woot! What a great idea! Don't you think that our meters should give us empowering messages at the same time they're throwing (sometimes super-random) numbers at us (and our self-esteems)?!! ;) That #5words hashtag just rocks--great idea, G.

  5. This is awesome. You've inspired me to post my own... and maybe instead of duct table, I'll paint my meter. TBD. :))

  6. Thinking of my 5 words now. And where to find my own colored duct tape :)

  7. Love, love, LOVE the purple duct tape. My meter is already purple. I got the OneTouch UltraMini in purple. Not sure I could do much to dress it up. I have one of the bigger ones, but it is a different brand that I don't have strips for. Insurance company only pays for one brand at a time. Gotta pick your fights so I let that one go.

    Now I have to think of my own 5 words. :)

  8. This post was awesome. Really, really made me smile. Too often I end up judging myself by the numbers I see on my meter. It's nice to know that other people struggle with this. Even when I remind myself that it's the disease, not me, that does this, I still wind up feeling guilty. I need to put something inspiring on my meter. Maybe that would help.

  9. love it love it love it love it love it!!

    i'm forwarding this post to my kid!

    thanks! :)

  10. If I had read this before KC, the purple meter would have made much more since. That's what I get for being behind in my blog reading. Love this idea!