Okay, so this is a blog about diabetes mellitus, specifically the Type 1 flavor of the disease. So what the heck is DeTickles?
That’s pretty much it.
There is a lot of misinformation and confusion about the different kinds of diabetes (there are at least six according to the wonderful book, Think Like a Pancreas), and groups of people with Type 1 sometimes wish there was a different name for it so others wouldn’t think we just need more ginger and cinnamon in our lives and we’d be cured. (I’m pretty sure it doesn’t work that way for anybody though, sorry.)
So one day a diabuddy asked, “What would you name it if you could rename Type 1 Diabetes?”
And I said the first thing that popped into my mind. “DeTickles.”
Think about it. C’mon, try it out. Say it with me, DeTickles. It’s a lot harder to stay mad about a thing when you’re calling it “DeTickles.”
I don’t know that it’ll catch on and maybe it shouldn’t be an official medical name or anything, but the humor helps. And ya gotta hold onto that humor.
Besides, it’s more fun.