I just wanted to revisit a wonderful story about a young T1 boy named Luke and his diabetes alert dog named Jedi. I ran the story about 18 months ago … and still think often about the amazing bond between Luke and Jedi … and the loving vigilance offered by Jedi.
Luke + Jedi is a documentary about 6 year old Luke Nuttall and his amazing diabetes alert dog, Jedi (I KNOW he is amazing as I sat next to him at the film premiere … he didn’t even beg for treats!), held its world premiere Sunday, 25 March 2018 in Pasadena, CA to a sell-out crowd, filled with folks in the local diabetes community, in the #WeAreNotWaiting community, friends of the first-time filmmakers (Kara Johnson and Carla Romo) and many diabetes alert dogs! It was just a remarkable morning!
Since then, Luke has been growing up … and so has Jedi … and they are still a team! Luke’s mom, Dorrie, can be found on the Facebook Looped posts, as Luke is now running a closed loop insulin delivery system. But he still relies on and loves Jedi.
And a giggle from the Gomer Blog (a satirical site about healthcare!) of MedPageToday.com, 15 August 2019: Forgot-to-Pee Syndrome Afflicting Millions of Health Care Workers – second leading cause of morbidity in the medical field.
The Journal of the American National Society, Committee, and Association of Urinary Retention and Other Things Too (JANSCAUROTT) estimates that nearly 1 million medical providers are not only afflicted but also undiagnosed with F2P or Fail-to-Pee or Forgot-to-Pee Syndrome, making it second only to Burnout Galore (BG) as the leading cause of morbidity in medical providers in the U.S. Medical providers are shocked, stunned yet somehow not surprised by the findings.
“It all makes sense now,” said shaken pediatric pulmonologist Cary Asterixis. “I knew I had forgotten to do something for a few days now. Will you excuse me?”
Roberta Frost, a nephrologist and leading expert on F2P syndrome, and author of the poem “The Commode Not Taken,” explains: “F2P syndrome is composed of a triad of symptoms – caffeine consumption, too busy to pee, and failure or forgetting to pee – the last symptom leading to the name of the condition.” Frost then demonstrated, crossing her legs and doing the peepee dance. The words tumbling out, she added, “Ultimately, massive urine production without an outlet leads to hydronephrosis, renal failure, and all the complications of renal failure, including urem-” Frost then dashed from the room, leaving a trail of dark liquid.