Diabetes Blog Week

A Hacked together Mascot Recipe

Today’s Diabetes Blog Week topic is:  Diabetes Life Hacks
Share the (non-medical) tips and tricks that help you in the day-to-day management of diabetes.  Tell us everything from clothing modifications, serving size/carb counting tricks to the tried and true Dexcom-in-a-glass trick or the “secret” to turning on a Medtronic pump’s backlight when not on the home-screen (scroll to the bottom of this post). Please remember to give non-medical advice only!

I spent most of the day yesterday and today trying to figure out what to post for today’s topic.  I’ve also spent all day dealing with a case of food poisoning, so to say I’ve been distracted would be an understatement.   I thought about simply skipping today, but I set a goal of finishing all of my posts this week, so that option was out.    So, what to post?

A couple of years ago, I took part in the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and one of the topics was to come up with a mascot for ourselves, our medical issues, our health focus, whatever. And provide a visual if possible.  And much like now, I put something together at the last minute.   It was a lot of fun and several folks liked it, so I thought I’d share it again.  While it may not exactly fit the prompt (sorry Karen), it meets the “non-medical advice” clause.

So, without further adieu, here’s my hacked together mascot recipe.  Enjoy!

Ingredients: 1 goofy pancreas, 1 big soft heart, a sense of humor, a pinch of sarcasm, and the fighting spirit of one ninja.


Take one goofy pancreas and combine with a big, soft heart in a poorly functioning body.

Put that mixture through the fires of hell. Stir in the fighting spirit of one ninja to help the body rise to the challenge it’s facing.

Remove from fires of hell and let rest. Cover with sense of humor to ease the pain.

And walla, you’ve got some thing that could adequately represent me.

Oh, and don’t forget to top the whole thing with a pinch of sarcasm. 🙂

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.


  • Jane

    May I borrow your recipe for me, although I’m not sure I can go through the fires of hell? I have to remember not to sprinkle too much sarcasm.

    • Mike

      Sure, you can borrow it, Jane. Eh, the sarcasm won’t hurt you. I’m told it’s a lot like cinnamon. It’s suppose to make things better.

  • Laddie

    I’m spending the evening trying to get caught up reading Diabetes Blog Week posts. I love this and of course we all know that the sarcasm is the most important ingredient of all:-)