Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sayings redone

If Poor Richard had been a twentieth century diabetic, do you think that the sayings might have been

A stitch in time saves nine.
A unit in time saves three.

If you will not hear reason she'll surely rap your knuckles.
If you will not heed ketones, he'll hospitalize your ass.

They that won't be counselled can't be helped.
They that won't be counselled can't be helped.

We may give advice but we cannot give conduct.
We may give insulin but we can't stop you eating.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.
Endocrinologists give expensive advice, but fools will heed no other, and scarce that.

Rather go to bed supplerless than rise in debt.
Rather go to bed pumpless than rise in debt.

'Tis easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
'Tis easier to cause diabetes than treat it.

Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live expense is constant and certain.
Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but it will keep you alive and expenses down.

For age and want, save while you may; No morning sun lasts a whole day.
For sick days and poor days, add up the good days; the dawn phenomenon will rise again.

'Tis hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
'Tis hard for an unfilled scrip to fill a syringe.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Hey Jonah

You are someone I would be very intrigued to meet!

As that is highly unlikely to happen, I'm putting you on my blogroll so that I can catch up with your daily sagas and adventures.

Loved your list of medical oddities, too. I'm a closet list writer, too.

If you don't have a friend in Australia, you do now.