For instance if a friend calls you to meet somewhere for lunch or the movies and your sugar is 300 would you still go? If you get invited to a party or an event and your sugar is 300 would you still go? If your boyfriend or girlfriend is in the mood for some whoopie and your BS is 300 are you ready for action? Just wondering.
I agree. It's not about feeling sorry for us..it's about the truth. Also, for me anyway, it's about awareness. This entire frickin planet, so it seems, has no clue about the differences between type 1 and type 2, being truly 100% insulin dependent, that this is an autoimmune disease. We didn't eat too much sugar, we don't need to drink some special voo-doo tea..insulin is not BAD for us, etc...we can't do some homeopathic nonsense treatment and make this 'puff...go away'. I don't want people to think this is EASY...IT IS NOT! It's as dangerous as a disease can get. I want awareness, I want people to know what this disease is really like because most have NO clue, nor did I before I was diagnosed. Never had a family member have any type of diabetes, ever and never knew a type 1 diabetic either. The majority of T1's struggle with this disease, it is not easy. It's not whining or feeling sorry for me or any of us, it's the truth.
Hey Gary..are you there..are you like WT??? is going on with my post, I thought this was about "me". HA! Hope YOU, Gary, get a laugh from all this. :)
Hi KatieT1. I agree with you. Sometimes the whole positive attitude thing just masks the truth. Miracle cures aside, I think that, with the advent of all the new gadgets, the public has been given the wrong impression of T1D. Even those who do know the difference between the types have been led to believe that the pumps, meters etc. have reduced T1D to an inconvenience. I don't think most people really understand the suffering. Clearly, the gadgets work for some but many others struggle daily.
I'm T2 (whatever that means) and, as Badmoon said earlier, most of the posts on here are T1 or insulin related. I have learned a lot from reading all the posts and the fact that so many T1 struggle despite supposedly excellent care is shocking. The best hope for T1 seems to be a cure.
This is a hard answer. I take each situation differently. My family know sometimes we need to wait for me to be able to eat or go get a treat. Im a little hesitant to tell a friend I have to wait to go. Or sometimes I make a gym date with someone and I have to cancell b/c Im to high. I guess I try to work it out in all situations maybe the movie first then Ill be ready for the lunch. Some people have a higher tolerance with thier highs and can still run around and have fun. With the woopie situation I usually worry about the low :)Kim
Like others I have stayed away from this discussion because I felt that I might do more harm than good. With all on my plate right now I am not thinking as clearly as I might otherwise.
But after some consideration I believe I should apologize to one and all if I have offended anyone or upset people.
I do tend to be a very upbeat person. I try to accept things that life throws at me with a positive attitude. Like all of us, sometimes I miss the mark. I guess I am a rol with the punches kind of person.
If I have offended anyone, please accept my apologies. Like others have said here recently we are a family. This site helps me more than I could ever describe and I definitly don't want anyone to leave. Especially if that reason was something I said.
I am not posting this to look for comments that I said nothing wrong and all of that so please don't go there. Just know that if any of my comments offended you I am sorry.
Whewwww!!! "Can't we all just get along?" I have found the grand majority of the members of Tudiabetes to be supportive,friendly, informative, caring, and fun...And yes we all have diabetes and we all have problems dealing with it from time to time. How we respond to others problems, whether they be diabetes-based or not; is based on our own personal experiences as well as our perspective on those experiences....
Let's keep the Tufamily together..OK?I personally wish that Gary would get back in his own discussion so we can see how he is faring or what HIS responses to people's thoughts about his query..He is part of the family too...Stay blessed, All!!!
Not to worry, my friend, peace was made on page 11...lol
Oh. I read it just now..This thread has been going back and forth with the chronological order , and I while I was away from the internet today many comments ensued..Glad to see that was acheived.
I'm glad everyone is friends again. We should all go out for cupcakes.
Maybe typing "lol" is insensitive, Acid....We should instead say " I can feel your pain". Do pardon my I-cannot-post-this-in- this-thread sarcasm. I will not apologize for being optimistic...Yet, it is all in my perspective: My glass is not half-full..."My cup runneth over".. I think since Gary has abandoned this thread, I will too.
HAVE A GRAND DAY EVERYBODY!!
Brunetta, he was responding to SamIam's comment that we should go out for cupcakes I believe?