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.

From ‘A Compendium of Collective Nouns’ from Woop Studios. Click for more!

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 happiness. (Click image for source.)

Source

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.

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