19 Responses

  1. Windy
    Windy January 12, 2010 at 6:45 am | | Reply

    Great post! Made me smile! Hooray for spontaneous diabetes friendship bonds! :)

  2. Cara
    Cara January 12, 2010 at 8:38 am | | Reply

    Cool! Diabetes fairies. :)

  3. Jeff
    Jeff January 12, 2010 at 8:42 am | | Reply

    This is great! And what an amazing tattoo.

  4. Sarah Jane
    Sarah Jane January 12, 2010 at 8:47 am | | Reply

    That’s my pump! Hurray for PWDs!!

  5. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell January 12, 2010 at 8:51 am | | Reply

    Well Someone was definitely watching over you, and you meet two diabuddies along the way. What a perfect way to end a somewhat crappy exercise session.

  6. the poor diabetic
    the poor diabetic January 12, 2010 at 9:28 am | | Reply

    Fate was in the works that day, coz you know we are all over the place. Maybe we should start a club and get t-shirts or something.
    I love the spinning classes by the way, During the summer, I am on my bike all day long for the commute and just for Fun but when it gets cold here in Cleveland, it forces me to go indoors so I kinda dubbed them my off season workouts.Usually the classes at the ballys here are 45 minutes but last week I found out they added an extra class on Saturday morning. So I am planning on going to the first at 830 and pushing on through to the next class at 1015 for 2.5 hours of pure heaven. I am literally counting the days so I know how you feel.
    thanks Ronald Gregory

  7. Ellen
    Ellen January 12, 2010 at 9:42 am | | Reply

    Amy – Terrific post, and I believe in “fairies”.

  8. Colleen
    Colleen January 12, 2010 at 11:01 am | | Reply

    That’s so aweosme! I had a similar situation a few weeks ago except I was the one with the tabs. I overheard a girl I was working with mention that she needed food because she left her “sugar tablets” at home. So I butted in and said “Need some tabs?” And handed her my giant container of tabs. It was a good bonding moment.

  9. Meri
    Meri January 12, 2010 at 11:54 am | | Reply

    We had a waiter once that had a pump hanging on his belt. He was almost knocked over with excitement from the boys.

    I like what the poor diabetic said…we should have a club. Like a secret society with special pins. And if we see someone wearing one, it’s ok to ask them for glucose tabs or extra test strips. :)

  10. Jerry Nairn
    Jerry Nairn January 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm | | Reply

    Cool story.
    Great tattoo.
    Concerning the club with t-shirts, I actually already belong to a couple. Check out or to name two.
    We also have a secret “gang sign.” You just lick the tip of one of your fingers, like you just tested.

  11. k2
    k2 January 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm | | Reply

    Great post! & your diabetes fairies rock!
    Wish the three of you went to my gym, because that would totally put “The Wicked Witch of the Locker Room” in a tailspin!
    BTW, she was no show this Sunday ;)
    Thanks for the post & the link!
    Kelly K

    absents in
    As in: There was no absents in pwds/diabetes fairies in Amy’s spin class on 12/31/09

  12. Anne Findlay
    Anne Findlay January 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm | | Reply

    What a great ending… I hate discovering that I don’t have enough carbs handy. And I even hate more having to stop my workout to deal with a low. Double boo!

    Not that you’re asking.. but it works pretty well for me to eat a GU or banana right before I start exercising, or wait 10-15 minutes if my BG is >140, and just not take any bolus at all. I could never get through a spin class with a bolus on board, unless I was really high to start with.

    Most of all, congrats for doing a 90-min spin class! That’s hard core! :)

  13. Nikki
    Nikki January 13, 2010 at 12:28 am | | Reply

    I love this story. I alway smile when I see someone who I don’t know with a pump. There is this secret connection even if they don’t know that I saw it. It makes me happy.

    Kelly’s story makes me angry. What is wrong with people?

  14. dargirl
    dargirl January 13, 2010 at 6:13 am | | Reply

    Great Story. I remember going to a party and a long distant relative had a pump. After we introduced each other, i questioned about the pump and for the remaining of the party we talked on and on and on.

    Isn’t it strange how we feel when we have a conversation with someone else and we discuss only what the two of may understand.

    thanks for sharing your story

  15. Karen
    Karen January 13, 2010 at 7:33 am | | Reply

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading this post. It’s so great to make a diabetes connection – especially when we need it the most!!

  16. Lyrehca
    Lyrehca January 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm | | Reply

    LIke this post a lot. Better question–how’d you feel after you got back on the bike? (You kept on spinning, right?) I’ve stopped spinning, but used to love it when I did it several times a week. One of the best workouts ever!

  17. Diabetes/Doug
    Diabetes/Doug January 18, 2010 at 5:49 pm | | Reply

    I hope everyone reads the Diabetes Rising book mentioned on your blog today. It’s a excellent book with a ton of excellent info. that is easy to read. Thanks for putting so much info. on your blog and keeping up with everything that’s going on.

  18. John Taylor
    John Taylor September 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm | | Reply

    I love to exercise and training recommended spin bike for me.

    It’s great and thanks for your information

    1. Paul McLaurin
      Paul McLaurin May 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm | | Reply

      Excellent story. As an aside, I’ve noticed that it can be quite easy to fall off some of the modern spinning bikes because some of them are made from aluminium and are really light, which makes them slightly unstable when you stand up and pedal away like crazy.

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