21 Responses

  1. Paul Chaney
    Paul Chaney March 6, 2005 at 11:50 am | | Reply

    Thanks for that. Humorous, funny and poignant all at the same time. You are a real asset to the diabetes blogging community. Thanks for starting this blog.

  2. Garry
    Garry March 6, 2005 at 4:22 pm | | Reply

    Very humorous…Another winning entry, Amy! Paul’s comment was correct; your blog is indeed an asset to all of us. Looking forward to each new column from you. :)

  3. Jo
    Jo March 7, 2005 at 1:23 pm | | Reply


  4. terry
    terry March 15, 2005 at 2:13 pm | | Reply

    Funny & true story. Since this seems to be the humor column, I’ll post here. At a recent hospital-sponsored diabetes support group, the topic was “Importance Of Blood Sugar Testing”. The nurses arranged for two guest speakers – representatives of competing manufacturers of testing supplies. The first speaker, I forget his name but its not important to the story, represented Abbott Laboratories. The second speaker, representing Roche Diagnostics, was John Costello. Nobody, not even the nurses, realized we had Abbott & Costello speaking that night!

  5. Amy Tenderich
    Amy Tenderich March 15, 2005 at 7:34 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for that, Terry. Funny! Here’s another one: when I first started testing my BG, my then-4yr-old would come up with big eyes and say, “Let me see that boo-boo.” And then, “I don’t like that boo-boo!” She said it so often, it became a family joke: “Cover your eyes! Here comes mommy’s boo-boo!”

  6. Lisbeth
    Lisbeth May 3, 2005 at 7:41 am | | Reply

    That’s so humorous and touching but scary too, cause that’s the way it really feels I think.
    First time i’ve been on this blog, but it’s not the last time!
    see ya from Denmark!

  7. Jeanette Pizarro
    Jeanette Pizarro July 22, 2005 at 10:15 pm | | Reply

    I am sooo glad that I have found this site. Was just diagnosed in January with Diabetes and became depressed. I love your Humor.Please say hi to Germany for me, miss the bakeries a lot was born there. I shall be back!!!

  8. Paul Foreman
    Paul Foreman October 8, 2006 at 6:24 am | | Reply


    I thought I would bring my diabetes website to your attention

    Very Best wishes

    Paul Foreman

  9. Helen Ballas
    Helen Ballas January 4, 2007 at 9:51 pm | | Reply

    Hello Amy:

    I am currently conducting a study on coping strategies of wives of Type I diabetics and how their coping relates to marital adjustment. Just wondering if I can post information about my study.

    There is a dearth of psychosocial research in the area of spousal coping and diabetes and I am hoping to contribute to the knowledge base in this area.

    Thanks in advance.

    Helen Ballas
    Adelphi University
    School of Social Work

  10. Tanille bigham
    Tanille bigham January 20, 2007 at 7:47 am | | Reply

    I have just found out that I have diabetes. Itis kinda cool though.

  11. Manny Hernandez
    Manny Hernandez July 3, 2007 at 10:51 am | | Reply

    As my son is now getting to the point (4 years of age) of enjoying Dr. Seuss’s books, I loved to find this post.

    Thanks for sharing this, Amy!

  12. Steve R
    Steve R July 9, 2007 at 6:55 pm | | Reply

    How I love them: green eggs and ham!!!!


  13. Nina
    Nina November 23, 2007 at 10:16 pm | | Reply

    Great site! I’d like to add my two sites to yours to give additional information. The first is and the other is

    I hope that the information contained in each is healpful to others out there.

    I will write more later, but would like to put your Dr. Suess poem on my websites and hope that is ok with you (I will give you credit of course and refer back to your site.


    Nina Ravey, Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Diabetes Educator.

  14. Nina
    Nina November 23, 2007 at 10:19 pm | | Reply

    Sorry, I typed a org instead of a .com behind my website and so it needs to be changed to


    Nina Ravey

  15. Michael Sommers
    Michael Sommers February 25, 2008 at 9:32 am | | Reply

    Amy, I just found your Blog! What a pleasure! What is also cool is that I am a HUGE fan of anything even remotely related to Dr. Seuss. I have 5 children, all of which have been inundated with Dr. Seuss but none of which have Diabetes.
    In closing:

    Reading the Dr. Seuss entry in Amy’s Blog,
    Made me jump higher than a Frog;
    People like Amy are such a delight,
    Reading her blog entries is always fun – either by day or night;
    So now I will end this little entry of mine,
    Because I have to go check my sugar and make sure it is fine!

    - Thank you and keep monitoring the Blood Glucose readings!

  16. Sadiyah
    Sadiyah March 12, 2008 at 8:11 am | | Reply

    This site is boring. you should have games. thats why I came on this site…. for games. find some games dorks.

  17. tmana
    tmana May 7, 2008 at 8:04 am | | Reply

    All (necessary) humor aside, I tell folks I have two choices: I can live WITH it, or I can die FROM it. I’d much rather the former, THANK you!

  18. jen smith
    jen smith May 16, 2008 at 10:50 am | | Reply

    omg i needed this laugh so much today with dd recent diagnosis.

  19. tuliptree
    tuliptree July 22, 2008 at 7:15 am | | Reply

    Hi, I am new to this site and a new caregiver to my almost 3 year old son that has diabetes. This is a really cute way to help him when I do fingersticks on him and I am going to use it. Thanks for the laugh,

  20. Brenda Zinn
    Brenda Zinn February 7, 2009 at 8:17 pm | | Reply

    Hi, my name is Brenda Zinn, and I have started a support Group for Type 1 diabetes in Moose Jaw SK. One of our initiatives or goals is to start the JDRF Walk for a Cure in Moose Jaw. The date has been set for June 21, 2009 at Wakamow Valley. I. We are looking for supporters of the cause. I was looking for the possibility of supplying, pamphlets or informational brochures along with products or gift certificates for a door prize? With your donation we can make this a fun and successful event. Thanks so much for your consideration.

    You can also check out the website:

    Charitable Donation Number: 11897 6604 RR0001

    Brenda Zinn
    151 Coteau Street East
    Moose Jaw SK
    S6H 4T6

  21. dvla
    dvla September 23, 2010 at 7:20 am | | Reply

    Thanks for that. I really think that today is a great time to laugh about this. I love Dr. Suess.

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