7.12.16

Behold A Revolution For Our Fingers (#LiberateYourLancet)

Ryan - Lancet

Ryan trying to figure out how that whole lancet changing thing works.

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).

Lancet Fish Bowl

Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ for her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest - whatever that means.

2 thoughts on “Behold A Revolution For Our Fingers (#LiberateYourLancet)

  1. 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.

  2. 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 !

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