Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Pancreas Gets A Shout-Out!


Last night, while my two daughters and I were watching a re-run of America's Funniest Home Videos, the host Tom Bergeron, said to the audience, "Most people are fond of their brains....."

Then, looking directly into the camera, he says, "But me?  Well, I am pretty fond of my pancreas."


What did he say????

If there was ever a celebrity shout-out, than this was it because both girls jumped up and screamed, "HE SAID PANCREAS!!!!!" at the top of their lungs.

Then, they rewound the episode on the DVR and played it about two more times over.

Now, I have no idea if that was simply written into the script or if Tom is dealing with anything pertaining to his pancreas, but what it did lead me to realize is that perhaps, we should try to work more than the word 'diabetes' into our daily conversation.

In fact, I might just name drop pancreas a few times myself! 

Or bolus.

Or infusion.

Or glucometer.

Or basal. 

And the list goes on and on.  Who knows?  Maybe we can get some pancreas trending during 2014. 

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