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Humor: How to Deal with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is one of those diseases that is 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It goes with you everywhere – there are no vacations.  Due to constantly having to deal with the disease, burn out can be quite common.  Humor can be an effective way to help cope by injecting laughter into the sometimes crazy things high and low blood sugars can make a person do.  Sometimes the humor can be about the misperceptions surrounding Type 1 diabetes or about ways to make what people with Type 1 go through seem normal

The internet and social media have been a great means to distribute these types of humor through videos, memes and funny photos.  Humor can sometimes be insulting to some, while, at the same time being funny to others. However, due to the vast amount of funny Type 1 diabetes videos, memes and photos, there should be something for everyone.  Some examples are the memes that say things like

“Diabetics: the only people who shoot up to avoid getting high,”

“I’m so alpha my body killed my beta cells.”

Do you use humor to cope with Type 1 diabetes or another health issue? What are some of your favorite websites to find your humor of choice?

                Some examples of Type 1 diabetes humor are:






















 “laughter can be the best medicine.”

**All photos are from PINTEREST and Type 1 Memes on www.facebook.com

  • mezer2014

    Personally, I like <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Type-1-Diabetes-Memes/2931…” target=”_blank”>www.facebook.com/pages/Type-1-Diabetes-Memes/2931… and the specific youtube video I posted above ("What NOT to say to a parent of a type 1 diabetic").

  • reikanihc

    I think humor can make a message gain a lot more attention and potentially like-ability, but I also think that the type of humor is very important. Sometimes, it might distract us from the actual message or cause the audience to misinterpret it, however, in cases where the humor is smart and causes the audience to think critically about the topic.

  • mezer2014

    When would you see the humor distract from the actual message? In those situations, what do you propose we do to avoid distracting from the actual message? Should we not use humor?