From bolus to blouse, basal to basil, autocorrect is not a fast learner when it comes to diabetes lingo! But when it’s not just supremely frustrating, it can be the source of some unintentionally funny moments — and we could all use more of those. Have a laugh on us with these hilarious (and real) type 1 diabetes autocorrect fails.
Bolus = Blouse
—Pam, blogger at AdventuresinDiabetesParenting.blogspot.com, mom of a teenage daughter with T1D
Insulin = Insults
—Lorraine, Colorado, mom of 21-year-old Andrew (diagnosed at age 11)
Dinner = Diabetes
—Alyssa, Massachusetts, mom of 8-year-old Keith
Check = Chuck
—Suzanne, Long Island, N.Y., mom of 12-year-old Ben
A1C = Liar
—Angela, San Jose, Calif., mom of Matthew
Pancreas = Pancake
—Danielle, Newton, Mass., mom of 10-year-old Andrew
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the “typical” experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.