I'm really not upset because I'm used to it. It's just irritating.
I was out to lunch with a group of people today. The topics of pets came up. I mentioned that I had a cat who passed after 19 years. (Loved her).
Anyway, now that I zig-zag in and out of hypo unawareness and have actually passed out before, I signed up to get a service dog. There is a wait list, so it will be awhile.
The person I was talking to was like "well, they have devices to measure your sugar, you know."
Duh? I pointed out to him that I'd taken my glucose before the meal and gave myself a dose of insulin all while I was sitting at the table. (I've had type 1 for so long that it's pretty unnoticeable unless someone is watching me.)
I then explained hypo unawareness. However, I was just like, "WTF?" I always feel like people who don't have diabetes and don't know much about it have stuff to say.
(Honestly, I think it's worse if someone's related to someone with type 2 because they start talking about oral medication and other stuff that simply doesn't apply to me.)
Okay, lukewarm rant over, but the longer I have diabetes (it's been over 20 years now) the more I want to punch people who try to be smart about it around me. I didn't though. ;)
I'd sic such a dog on my brother! He just floored me with his advice the other day:-
I've had diabetes and been on insulin for a few years now. He posted on FACEBOOK that he has a mate whose mother cured herself of diabetes by following a raw food and juice diet and offered to put me in contact with her / find out the diet plan for me, as it'd really be worthwhile for me to try.
He SO doesn't get it! Mind you that's the first time I've ever seen him post on facebook, so I have to just be grateful he cares enough to give such misplaced advice.......
WTF? Yeah, the "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" movie (also on Hulu and Netflix)has gone viral. Brace yourselves type 1s - we're going to get all sorts of know-it-all b.s. as a result.
I actually agree that a diet of raw fresh juice can probably help type 2s and people who are overweight. However, the only thing it can do for us is help with weight loss and nutrients.
It's not the same disease. Share that cute little video I posted earlier with your brother. In fact, I'd take that link and reply to his dumb Facebook posting right there in the thread, so others could watch it too. He needs it because he should know better.
I have a juicer because I love fresh juices, but drinking fresh juices isn't going to cure my diabetes.
In fact, here is the link for that video, so you can just cut and paste it into FB: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VCL6mlH0YE
Thanks for the link. I'll put it up!
Yeah. :) And, you're welcome.
I have no idea what you're talking about Gina...clearly, that ad is 100% accurate and correct! ;)
Actually, fruit juices are about the worst thing a T2 (or a T1 not having a hypo) can drink, only a notch above sugary soda. That's because, in juicing, you lose almost all of the fiber and pulp, some of the vitamins, but keep ALL the icky fructose which is so bad for you. One glass of orange juice is worth about 6 oranges -- would YOU eat 6 oranges at one sitting? Didn't think so. If we want fruit, which, even in whole form, is full of glucose and fructose, we need to limit ourselves to rare, small portions. ONE average-sized banana has 30g of carbs in it -- that's a lot if you're going to eat other carby stuff!
Right but in defense of this program, they're not telling people to drink fruit juices. They're recommending green, veggie-based juices. It seems that for overweight T2s where there is a direct connection between weight and their diabetes, it can help them. Fruit juice, of course, is a nightmare for all types of diabetics.
However, it was sort of nice the other day. I checked a post meal blood sugar and it was clear I'd actually taken too much insulin. I had a normal blood sugar, but had 4 units just floating around with nothing to work on. I had an excuse to make a small glass of fresh squeezed OJ. I had a glass, took a nap and all was okay. Blood sugar was a little high when took it after I woke, but I'll take a high over crashing while I'm asleep any day.
Regina, I admire your restraint...better to rant here!
I'm always surprised at people. My sister-in-law, who I adore, who is a scientist and has been (I thought) pretty well educated by me, gave me a fancy pasta for a gift. Sheeeeeeeesh!
I got a box of Sees chocolates from my cousin for Christmas!