10 Creative Diabetes-Related Expletives To Try When Paying For Medication

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Daily life with diabetes may be tough, but you’re making it work. You know that keeping up a good attitude is a key, so you try to see the glass half full.

But then you got to the pharmacy to pick up insulin, or Metformin, or ketone strips or what have you, and you find that the prices have gone up AGAIN! Or perhaps you get a judgmental look from the person who serves you, or maybe your co-pay feels a lot more like an all-pay. And you just can’t find the right words to express how frustrated you feel…

So we’ve come up with some ideas. Granted, these may be a little strange and a bit cheesy, but hopefully they’ll make you smile! Try one of these 10 diabetes-themed zingers the next time you need to let off some steam at the pharmacy!

1. “Well butter my butt and call my hyperglycemic!”

Depending on where you live, your pharmacist may have heard the old southern phrase, “butter my butt and call me a biscuit.” Even then, I suspect your new diabetes twist on the idiom will throw them off for at least the rest of their shift. This one is best delivered in a southern accent right after they ring you up—bonus points if you hold a handkerchief to your heart in horror.

2. “Holy Bolus, Batman! Good thing we don’t need money in our bank accounts!”

Rate hike? Deliver this exclamation with the most 1960’s camp you can muster.

3. “Sufferin’ Sucrolose!”

You have to say this in the voice of Sylvester the Cat. Otherwise you’ll just look ridiculous.

“NEXT” for more creative expletives!

Katie Taylor started writing in 5th grade and hasn't stopped since. Her favorite place to pen a phrase is in front of her fireplace with a cup of tea, but she's been known to write in parking lots on the backs of old receipts if necessary. She and her husband live cozily in the Pacific Northwest enjoying rainy days and Netflix.
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