Hi~ I am brand new to the site but not to diabetes. Do any of you have the diabetic police as family or friends? I love that people are concerned, but it gets REALLY annoying having people ask me constantly if I should/ can be eating something. Anyone else experience this phenomenon?

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here's a video from Mike Lawson that explains all the different types of diabetes police - it's so funny!
Great video!!!

Like the ones that come up and see the candy on your desk and say "You shouldn't be eating that." You then explain that they are there due to the fact that you just had a low and was treating for it. They in turn look at you with a blank stare having no clue what that means.
I'm pretty laid back but this issue grates a raw nerve. I posted an experience on tu a month or so ago. You have got to read some of the responses. They were a hoot.

this is why i've never told anybody i'm diabetic. it makes life much easier. and ... after 50 years as T1 with no complications there's no reason to disclose it. only my wife, my kids and doctor knows. no one else, ever. not when i was at school, not in college and not now.
Now WE know! It's blackmail time!

$1000 or your work will receive an anonymous call informing them of your Type 1.
i like it! i'll even give you some help ... i work east of the mississippi river but spend most of my time in the white house covering obama.
I wonder how well would it go over if I were to call the White House with computerized voice masking, making blackmail threats... hmm, i may want to use a payphone for this
my mother's side of the family and my bf are the biggest perpetrators.... grrrr
I think the diabetes police should be issued badges, so we can see them coming & run in the opposite direction!

Love Mike's video.
Hey Amy!!

I occasionally have people attempt to police me and I try to be polite about it. But it drives me crazy as if I'm a total idiot when it comes to my disease.
Damn every one in school knows me as the diabetic fit boy who might go low so look out!
i can so relate to your post




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