I just returned home from the largest diabetes gathering I’ve attended to date, the Friends For Life conference. I had no idea what to expect and felt overwhelmed at times because I was surrounded by SO many PWDs. I laughed and cried during my interactions with folks who understand the path I’m on. While in such great company, I gathered data (sipping wine and sharing stories) on commonalities and lifestyle hacks to make life with T1D easier. I’ll share a few of them in a future post – BUT there was one thing that was very clear – NO ONE changes their lancet. Why is this? Are we stubborn, lazy or just gluttons for punishment? Well, I’ve developed a plan I hope you will participate in…
The DOC is a powerful resource so if we rally together, we might increase the actual sales of lancets. Just kidding – I could care less and we aren’t getting paid to do so, but what if we banded together and agreed to change our lancet on the same day each month. I don’t think that’s asking too much and our fingertips might appreciate it.
So here’s the pitch – on the 14th day of EVERY month we unite and… actually change our lancet. We’re making this the next big social media sensation. Simply, snap a photo and share using #LiberateYourLancet. After two full days of deliberation, that’s the best we’ve got in the world of hashtag formulations.
Just in case you’re running low on lancets, I would be happy to send some your way from my sunroom decor (a fishbowl full of lancets).
I may have to go buy a new case of lancets. No wait, my old case form 1992 is still here, nevermind.
I referred your blog to the TUDiabetes.org blog page for the week of July 11, 2016.
This was so interesting to learn !! I guess I’m the oddball, because I change mine about once a week or so (they’re too dull if I wait longer).
I use the Delica lancets, but have tried the generics too to save money.
#liberatethelancet love it !