Collective nouns are one of my most favourite things.
I was given a gorgeous book as a birthday present a couple of years back and love flipping through the pages, remembering the collective nouns and admiring the stunning illustrations.
Today, I thought I would throw it out there and start to collect some diabetes collective nouns. (I only wish I could draw so they could be accompanied by images…)
A BRILLIANCE of PWD
A POSSE of PWD (at a diabetes conference)
A HUSTLE of PWD (meeting for a drink)
A DEFIANCE of PWD (when asked ‘should you be eating that?’)
A SADNESS of diabetes diagnoses
A KINDRED of DOC folk who are more than just diabetes peeps.
A BAZILLION of BGL strips
A SUPPORT of family
A SPLURT of bloods
A HAPPINESS of Nutella jars
A FAILURE of kinked pump lines
An EXPENSE of sensors
A JUDGEMENT of HCPs
A ROBOTIC of CGM users
A DELIVERY of insulin pumps
A HOPELESSNESS of NPH insulin
A BEEPING of BGL meters.
A SAVIOUR of dirt-covered-jellybeans-discovered-at-the-bottom-of-one’s-handbag-(or-in-one’s-car-glove-box)-when-there-are-no-other-hypo-treatments-around.
A FRUSTRATION of consistently high BGLs
An INTELLIGENCE of diabetes blogs
A CERULEAN of Blue Fridays
A BINGE of hypos
And finally my favourite diabetes-related collective noun. I was thrilled when I discovered the unofficial mascot of the DOC already has a collective noun and it is so fitting:
A BLESSING of unicorns.