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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lizard Spit

We had a great time at our local JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. 
A friend brought another friend, whom I’d never met, to the Walk. 
I introduced myself to this gal and thanked her for joining us, and she said, “I’m happy to be here. My great grandfather had diabetes. He ended up having both of his legs amputated. I remember when I was a little girl and he had legs, and I remember years later when he had none. Then, his son, my grandfather, also had diabetes. He also had amputations due to his diabetes, but he didn’t lose his legs entirely.”
Classic! I meet this woman, and the first thing she tells me is that! At the Walk, I was feeling on top of the world, so she didn’t get me down. But, is that classic or what?!

Later on, she shared another whopper. “I have a friend who has diabetes. He takes lizard spit. It really helps to control his sugar level,” she said.
“Lizard spit?” I asked, thinking it was just some silly moniker. When I was a kid, my father, who was a pharmacist, used to call antibiotic ointment “frog juice.” He would put frog juice on my cuts and scrapes to prevent infections. I was thinking this guy’s lizard spit was like my father’s frog juice. Nope!
“Yes, lizard spit,” she said.
I told her about frog juice.
“No, this isn’t just a name. It’s the real thing, actual lizard spit. I can get you the information on it, if you want to try it for Jack. My friend swears by it.”
Who knew?! Lizard spit!
Diabetes schmiabetes! I’m going to get Jack some lizard spit, and we’ll be on our way to blood sugar bliss!
P.S. I’ll post Walk pics soon. :)


Leighann said...

Rolling my eyes!

You're right, that was classic. At least you could see the humor in it and still enjoy the walk.

Alyssa said...

I have a neighbor who takes snake venom...I'm pretty sure both of them are for Type 2.

Donna ((Sweet Momma)) said...

OMG! I am howling!!! Seriously, laughing so hard I have tears! How HOW did you keep a straight face???? LOL

Classic, is right! That is one for the books.

I'm off to buy some lizzard spit now... Sugar Boy woke up at 68 this morning!

Hallie Addington said...

People are nuts. NUTS!!! :)

Michelle said...

Oh wow! Just wow....I'm speechless! Lizard spit???? How in the world did you maintain your composure with that...I'm sure I'd have either literally LOL'd or my eyeballs would have rolled right out of my head at that one! Totally classic! Glad you were able to enjoy walk day despite the ridiculousness!

Lora said...

What a fucknut!!! Just sayin ;)

Misty said...

Pass the lizard spit please!!!

Laura @ Houston We Have A Problem! said...

That's just nasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so glad you could see the humor in it ---- I would have wanted to kick her stupid ass! Both legs amputated. Seriously???

Please forward her Joanne's video --- what not to say to a parent of a Type 1.

shannon said...

lizard. spit.

you just gotta laugh sometimes to keep from saying something you (or they) regret. ;)

Dawn said...

That has GOT to be the funniest D remedy E.V.E.R!! I hope while they are trying to cure themselves with lizard spit, they don't contract salmonella. HOW do you even respond to that? Sure, I've love the number for lizard spit!?! >.< geez…

Amanda said...

Ugh! Lizard Spit! That's just gross. I had a friend take me to a "Hope and Healing" luncheon yesterday where they were trying to sell ProTandim and spouting how it can help so many diseases including Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes. I know she meant well, and it may or may not help with some peoples Type 2? I told her I'd check out the website and see what it says about Type 1, but explained how diffrent it is from Type 2 and that I doubt it will help Kortnie. She was nice about it all, she is a friend after all. But yeah, I get so tired of people's crazy cures! And amputation! Geez, I hope Jack wasn't there when she was talking about all of that crap!

NikDuck said...

Seriously??! The amputation comments are so disturbing to me, but I almost can't help but laugh when people tell me these things. What is wrong with people that they tell a mother of a diabetic things like that?! And lizard spit?? Did you thank your friend for bringing her friend along?