Tripping over T1D terminology

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When was the last time you had a naked shower?

It’s been about 10 years for me.

No guff.

😀 😀 😀

A couple weekends ago I popped into the Connected in Motion virtual café at the tail end of a conversation about naked showers. Honestly, I was like w’oh what have I just walked into, here?

I could have asked, but you know, naked showers seemed rather risqué and I wasn’t sure I really wanted to get into the details with a group of near strangers.

A few days later, though, I came across a blog post from Myrthe over at girlOninsulin that explained the whole naked shower, T1D thing.

Yes folks, it is a thing.

Ahh, diabetes terminology, you get me every time!

I’ve had type-1 diabetes for 32 years and still I can’t keep up with all the terminology.

Apparently, in the T1D world, a naked shower is a shower without any infusions or pods attached.

Like I said, it’s been a good 10 years for me: pumper since 2010, Libre wearer since 2018, podder since 2019.

Now you know 😂

There are so many T1D terms – bolus, basal, gusher, diabestie, CGM, MDI, FGM, DOC, rollercoaster, diaversary, diatwins, poker, etc., etc. – and I could define them all for you here, but I thought, hey, someone’s already done that, and she’s got a pretty great website/blog, so why not direct you over there!

For more T1D terminology, give Myrthe’s post a view; she’s seriously got you covered!

What is the craziest T1D terminology you’ve heard lately?

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