One Does Not Simply…

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?

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35 thoughts on “One Does Not Simply…

  1. 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!

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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?

  6. 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.