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Grow a Set
"So, Charlie, did you hear? Scientists are working on a possible cure for diabetes that could come from testicles?"
"Huh? The what?"
"You dont know what your testicles are?"
"You know. Its your, uh
"Its your " [I demonstrate the Michael Jackson crotch grab]
"So to get the cure, you have to drink the tentacles?"
"No, no, nothing that bad. They probably just take a long needle and stick it deep into the testicles and then slurp out a liquid which is then probably injected into the chest."
3 hours later
"Do you think they can put it somewhere other than the chest?"
"Yeah, I guess so. Maybe the arm."
"Hmm. The arm isnt so bad."
20 minutes later
"Wouldnt it feel strange if your testicles were in your arm?"
"Definitely. Though I dont think thats what theyre doing."
"How much liquid do you think they take from your pee pee?"
"Probably just a drop."
5 minutes later
"I wish they could do it another way."
"Well, ya know there are lots of scientists working on different types of cures."
30 seconds later
"Whats normal blood sugar for someone without diabetes?"
"Would I be able to take something to put me to sleep while they did it?"
"Yeah, but you dont have to think about that now "
"Would I miss like a day of school or more like a week?"
"I dont know. Maybe a couple days."
"Does the stuff that puts you to sleep have a bad taste?"
"No. Its just like breathing in air."
"Do you think theyll have it ready in 2011?"
"No. These things take years."
"But you said it worked with mice. What are they waiting for?"
"It takes time. They have to test it on humans. See if its safe. Ya know?"
"Why? Youd want to do it?"
"Mmhmm. I would do it."
Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life. (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes. (Read More)