Albert Einstein is a fraud. He may have worked out that E=mc2 thing and received a Noble Prize in Physics, but he got it all wrong when he defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Because anyone who has ever had to pretend to be a pancreas, (which, when working, is a magical, perfect organ), will know that the monotony of diabetes, which involves repeating the same things day in, day out, ALWAYS yields different results!

For people with diabetes, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results. Just doesn’t happen.

This week, I had the same lunch on two consecutive days. Both days, my pre-meal BGL was in the mid 6s, I bolused the same amount of insulin and then sat at my desk for pretty much the next two hours writing and reading. How do you think that turned out?

DAY 1 – 5.6mmol/l (two hours after eating)

DAY 2 – 16.5mmol/l (two hours after eating)

Insanity would have been trying to work out why the hell that happened. Or being surprised at the difference. Sanity is saying ‘that’s diabetes’.


So, within 2 minutes of posting this on Facebook, a deluge of similar posts were listed. Here they are:

Glucolift (makers of the BESTEST glucose tabs in all the lands) have this brilliant infographic (about to be stuck up on my office pinboard)

Kerri at Six Until Me suggests that it’s perhaps diabetes that is the definition of insanity (she might be onto something)

And Sara from Moments of Wonderful wrote this as part of this year’s Diabetes Blog Week.

Great minds think alike?