• Benjamin Stewart

The Diabadass Dictionary: Everyday Slang to Incorporate into Normal Life

As you go through the Diabadass Poetry Support Page you will run along some weird looking slang. You might not know a lot of this slang if you don’t have very many diabetic friends, or as some might call them a “diabuddy”. Most of these I learned at diabetes camp. Some I even made up. Consider this post as the equivalent to a diabetic Urban Dictionary.


  1. A diabetic who will do anything that they want to, while not giving a crap about what other people think. (Noun)

How to use this in everyday conversation - “Dude! Sick fanny pack, you’re a diabadass!”

  1. A proclamation of admiration to a specific thing. (Verb)

How to use this in an everyday conversation - “Ben! I can’t believe you can get any girl that you want to! That is so diabadass”


  1. A close bro but both of you have diabetes. (Noun)

How to use this in everyday conversation - “I don’t think you understand how good of a diabuddy you are to me. If you ever need anything, know I always got you.”

This is a very important one because this is where the mental health improvement begins by being able to relate to other diabetics and finding common struggles that one goes through every day. Eventually these other diabetics can turn into diabuddies. Having a close confidant that you can confide in is a necessity for most people in order to increase your average happiness.


  1. Another way to say fellow diabetic

How to use this in an everyday conversation: “I met this fellow diabetic the other day but he was kind of a douche, so I won’t consider them a diabuddy”

Everyone knows that there are people out in the world that suck. I mean heavy duty suck, like a personality equivalent to that one kid in the pool who thinks it's funny to spit water on people. Diabetics have people like this too so these types of people will have few to no diabuddies but leaving them alone is kinda rough so they can have some diabuds.


  1. Someone who thinks they know a lot more than they really do about diabetes. Usually they like to stick their nose in things that aren’t any of their business. (Noun)

How to use this in an everyday conversation - “MOM! Don’t ask me if I checked my blood sugar already! You’re kinda acting like a wannabetic.”

Wannabetics are the Karens of the diabetic community. Personally I find having to correct something a wannabetic has said, to be one of the most stressful things ever. It is very important to educate these people though if we want to stop hearing things like “You’re diabetic? Really? But you’re not fat.” Well no duh! But getting angry at them does nothing. They don’t know any different. Next time something like this happens make sure that you politely explain to them. Hold all expletives in your head then turn it into a creative project and send it to me :) I’ll post it and then you can be the inspiration to the next diabetic.


  1. When your blood sugar is low and you can’t get your little diabuddy (or your big diabuddy 😉) up and going.

How to use this in everyday conversation - “Dude! I was so close to rounding the bases but I got DiabEDic.”

Diabetics are not only more likely to develop ED (Erectile Dysfunction) at an earlier age but when your blood sugar is too low, it is the equivalent to having what some people refer to as “whiskey dick”. This is caused by your diabetes though, and there is nothing you can do about it, so there isn’t a reason to dwell on this. Instead use it as a joke and talk about it the same way you would like you were just too drunk.


  1. The day of the year that you were diagnosed with Diabetes

How to use this in an everyday conversation - “What’s up man! Someone told me it was your diabirthday last week. Happy belated diabirthday buddy”

Personally I don’t remember my diabirthday but a lot of my friends from diabetes camp have told me about them celebrating theirs. Remember every day that you wake up is a blessing so going a whole year with diabetes is always something to celebrate.

That is all I have for right now but in order to normalize the disease make sure that you share this post. Sharing this gets us on our way to normalizing Diabetes which in turn helps improve the mental health of fellow diabetics. If you have any other slang that you would like me to make the world aware of please leave it in the comments. This is a breathing and living post, meaning that it can be updated so I will make sure that I keep everyone up to date with the always changing slang.

Make sure that if you haven't already, go and check out the fun, witty, and relatable poetry that got us started by visiting here.

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