We, The Undersigned

Diabetes Blog Week

Day 2 of D-Blog Week!  Today’s prompt:

Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) – get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change?

I decided to go a little outside the box for this one…enjoy!

We, the undersigned, do hereby petition the medical supply companies to rename test strips to more accurately reflect their true nature.  Therefore, we ask that henceforth they be referred to as vampires.


1.  They suck blood, like vampires

2.  They live in containers (ie coffins), like vampires

3.  Most are pale in colour (ie white) like vampires

4.  Needing to use them can wake us in the middle of the night, like vampires

5.  Depending on what number they give us, we can consider them evil, like vampires

6.  Diabetes is far too serious, so havinga good laugh over saying things like “Oh shit, I’m almost out of vampires”, or “How did that vampire get there” or “Those vampires cost how much??” would be very helpful some days.

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10 thoughts on “We, The Undersigned

  1. Haha! This is hilarious and I would definitely sign a petition to have test strips renamed as ‘vampires’. Nice, uplifiting post! 🙂

  2. Ali, you are so hilarious and make me laugh often. Glad we’re friends. Ps: I would totally sign that petition!!

  3. So cute! Put a smile on my face-my saying would be “where did all these vampires come from” I accumulate way too many strips in the most random places

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