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Diabetes Language: nicknames, phrases and combo words

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This is just fun! What are some “languages of love” for all parts of our lives with Type 1 Diabetes? What do you call your devices, your challenges, your life with diabetes?

Do you have a nickname for your diabetes gear? If so, what is it and why do you call it that?

“I call my CGM The Diabetes God. My sister started joking ‘the diabetes gods demand a blood sacrifice’ when she or I would have to do a finger stick to calibrate our CGMs.”

“Call my pump Baby. Always need to feed it, monitor it, take care of it…”