21 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Have Diabetes

Erin Migdol
dog smiling when youa rehaving low blood sugar and you are really irritated but you are trying to keep it together
dog smiling when youa rehaving low blood sugar and you are really irritated but you are trying to keep it together

After you’re diagnosed with diabetes, you might feel like you’ve just been granted admission into a completely new world — one with a whole new set of rules to follow and challenges you have to worry about that people without diabetes know nothing about. After all, you can’t really understand why diabetes makes you awesome at math, or the reactions you get when you inject insulin in public unless you’ve been there yourself.

Diabetes itself isn’t funny — but sometimes, laughing at all the absurd situations diabetes puts you in can make the tough moments just a little bit easier to deal with. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite memes about life with diabetes. If you can relate, leave a comment and let us know which is your favorite!

1.

when your blood sugar is really high but you haven't eaten for hours
when your blood sugar is really high but you haven't eaten for hours

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via @type1diabetesmemes on Instagram

2.

pie chart meme chances of me getting perfect blood sugars, no, no but in yellow
pie chart meme chances of me getting perfect blood sugars, no, no but in yellow

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via @type1diabetesmemes on Instagram

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3.

me waiting for my blood sugar to go down so i can eat, sad person waiting
me waiting for my blood sugar to go down so i can eat, sad person waiting

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via @type1diabetesmemes on Instagram

4.

airplane movie meme of pilot sweating, when you're trying to hide that you're super low during a conversation
airplane movie meme of pilot sweating, when you're trying to hide that you're super low during a conversation

via @type1diabetesmemes on Instagram

5.

spongebob falling on floor when your pump tubing gets caught on a door knob
spongebob falling on floor when your pump tubing gets caught on a door knob

via @type1diabetesmemes on Instagram

6.

ross i;m fine meme about trying to manage diabetes and a job and social life
ross i;m fine meme about trying to manage diabetes and a job and social life

via @glutenandglucose on Instagram

7.

when ur at a restaurant and dont want to ask for the nutrition facts, hand hitting button that says guess dosage
when ur at a restaurant and dont want to ask for the nutrition facts, hand hitting button that says guess dosage

via @relatabletype1 on Instagram

8.

simpsons character sitting on bus saying im in danger, me: puts blood into bgm, meter: 28
simpsons character sitting on bus saying im in danger, me: puts blood into bgm, meter: 28

via @relatabletype1 on Instagram

9.

mrs george from mean girls making shocked face, the face people make when i inject insulin in public
mrs george from mean girls making shocked face, the face people make when i inject insulin in public

via @diabetescommunity on Instagram

10.

stock photo of man checking out woman, cheesecake, me, perfect glycemia
stock photo of man checking out woman, cheesecake, me, perfect glycemia

via @diabetastic.life on Instagram

11.

adele meme when you wanna put your pump in your bra
adele meme when you wanna put your pump in your bra

via @diabetes_humor_ on Instagram

12.

when a non-diabetic posts their dessert and hashtags diabetes, remove friend, delete contact, unfollow buttons
when a non-diabetic posts their dessert and hashtags diabetes, remove friend, delete contact, unfollow buttons

via @insulin_and_tonic on Instagram

13.

ariel and prince eric the feelings of a hypo
ariel and prince eric the feelings of a hypo

via @katie.siobhan on Instagram

14.

woman squinting at computer, when you write something down read it later and say wtf, this makes no sense. was i low when i wrote this
woman squinting at computer, when you write something down read it later and say wtf, this makes no sense. was i low when i wrote this

via @diabetescouk on Instagram

15.

when my endo appointment approaches... i dont want to go
when my endo appointment approaches... i dont want to go

via @katie.siobhan on Instagram

16.

me trying to fix my a1c the day before blood tests, broken car fixed with bandaid
me trying to fix my a1c the day before blood tests, broken car fixed with bandaid

via @rachael072414 on Instagram

17.

when a low hits you unexpectedly, girl lying down on beach, i take a nap right here
when a low hits you unexpectedly, girl lying down on beach, i take a nap right here

via @diabetes_allday on Instagram

18.

maury saying your pancreas said it would produce insulin for life, that was a lie
maury saying your pancreas said it would produce insulin for life, that was a lie

via @t1melissajane on Instagram

19.

how do you know how many unites of insulin you need? mean girls, i have a fifth sense
how do you know how many unites of insulin you need? mean girls, i have a fifth sense

via @kissmypancreass on Instagram

20.

dog smiling when youa rehaving low blood sugar and you are really irritated but you are trying to keep it together
dog smiling when youa rehaving low blood sugar and you are really irritated but you are trying to keep it together

via @type1diabetesmemes on Instagram

21.

when someone asks how my body is doing after pump sites, cgms, injections and finger pricks, damaged but adorable
when someone asks how my body is doing after pump sites, cgms, injections and finger pricks, damaged but adorable

via @insulin_and_tonic on Instagram

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