Have you guys seen the Boromir Meme?  I always chuckle when I see it.

According to Know Your Meme:

The phrase “One does not simply walk into Mordor” (no comma needed) originates from a Council of Elrond scene in Peter Jackson’s 2001 film adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring[1]. Whilst (sp) discussing how to destroy the ring, Elrond explains that the ring can only be destroyed at Mount Doom and that someone must venture into Mordor to do so. After a silence where no member volunteers, Boromir points out the difficulty of this task by saying “One does not simply walk into Mordor.”

I can’t help but think of diabetes related stuff when I see these.

In General

One does not simply "control" diabetes


One does not simply exercise


One does not simply go to bed


One does not simply treat and wait


One does not simply eat when hungry


One does not simply treat and wait

More food

One does not simply count carbohydrates

So many of the simple things in life that many people take for granted.  Eating, sleeping, exercising.  With diabetes, we do, indeed, walk into Mordor every single day.

What others do you guys have?  Has this been done before?

34 Responses to One Does Not Simply…

  1. Chris says:

    One does not simply leave a comment on this post. (They leave their legacy)

    I love this.

  2. Kim says:

    Thank you for the chuckle! I love this.

  3. Mike Hoskins says:

    This is an outstanding post, Scott! I love it, how you hit on the fact that it’s not a simple little measure of doing something and then seeing a result. It’s a continuous, never-ending journey that often goes from one end of the spectrum to the other in the simple course of trying to figure out what you need to do next. Thanks for this, my friend.

  4. Liz Lebedda says:

    So very true… nothing simple about Mordor or diabetes ;)Great post!

  5. Sara says:

    One does not simply forget cheesy tots!

  6. Mike Hoskins says:

    One does not simply drink Diet Coke, without realizing that the caffeine may in fact raise BGs a little and you may have to tapdance on a tabletop to balance it all out. #oristhatjustme?

  7. Tricia says:

    Great post! Being a LOTR fan, I am totally loving the analogy:)

  8. Kerri. says:

    One does not simply “have the sugar.”

    (I love this post. LOVE!!!)

  9. k2 says:

    One does not simply avoid all sugars to cure dia-betus!

  10. Kate_Ireland says:

    “One does not simply take THE insulin”

    Scott, I friggin’ loved this post! So funny, but so entirely accurate.

  11. Sarah says:

    One does not simply…
    Get into a car and drive.

  12. Thanks Scott, these are create. Can they be made into a set of cards that we can hand out to an endo or a member of the diabetes police? That would be sweet (pun intended).

  13. Oops, meant to say they’re GREAT.

  14. One does not simply say “sure I’d love to” when a neighbor spontaneously asks you to walk around Lake Calhoun……

  15. Cheesy tots? All the BK’s seemed to have disappeared around here.

  16. tmana says:

    LOL. It sounds sooooo much like Living With D.

  17. djopke says:

    This reminded of a situation once where a non “D” friend of mine said, “just simply get and enjoy the ice cream cone, don’t think so much about it.” One does not simply…

  18. Lynn says:

    I’m a big fan of Lord of the Rings, but I’ve never seen Boromir’s statement applied in this way, and I love it! It’s a great wake-up call for all of us that there’s nothing simple about diabetes.

  19. Alexis says:

    Ha this IS simply awesome!

  20. Alexis N. says:

    Ha this IS simply awesome!

  21. Amber says:

    Love this! So funny and so true!

  22. Meri says:

    I’m in the, One does not simply “adjust basals” realm right now. Thanks for the laugh! It really is the best medicine, next to insulin anyway…

  23. Karen says:

    One does not simply get pregnant. Which is what I am hoping for this year. Love this post! Thanks!

  24. Penny says:

    One does not simply put the pump on your child and let it do the rest.
    (which is what everyone thinks when I say that G has a pump)
    Great post Scott!

  25. Get your money’s worth at an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.

  26. kathy says:

    One does not simply test painlessly.
    Good one, Scott.

  27. SaltMarsha says:

    I love this Scott. That will be my reply when someone next asks me if my diabetes is “under control”.

  28. Jess says:

    one does not simply take an overnight bag…


    LOVE this! and you!

  29. Spontaneity – one does not simply get up and go

  30. Pushkar says:

    Simply Superb. Even Boromir would be proud of this. LOL!

  31. Chris Alfano says:

    I am a diabetic doing research on low blood sugar. I am looking to collect some data; I would really appreciate it if you could complete this survey.

    Thanks! –Chris http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/73PGKXN

  32. Colleen says:

    How did I miss this! It’s great!!

  33. Bunny Kasper says:

    One does not simply go to bed at night.
    And one does not simply expect to wake up in the morning.

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