Just a quick note here. The funny question...you have a low blood sugar...you want me to give you some more insulin? yeah right!
Hahaha, that one is classic awesomeness.
LOL....or the opposite...oh, your blood sugar is high.... don't you need to eat something.
I hear people say, "Oh, my blood sugar is low!' ALL the time and it drives me nuts! They have no idea what they are talking about! People who really DO have legitimate hypoglycemia actually know what that term (hypoglycemia) means, etc.
I've never gotten the, "You don't look diabetic ..." comment, but that may be because I am an overweight T1 so it just fits into people's stereotypes.
Fairly regularly I will get someone who goes, "It must be nice to have your blood sugars automatically regulated!" or something similar about my pump. I wish! A lot of people think the pump measures my blood sugar. I even had a doctor at the emergency room ask me that about six months ago, just before they knocked me out (although to be fair she may have been just asking if it had a CGM built in).
One comment I hate is when non-endocrinologists ask me questions like, "What are your fasting blood sugars?" I have no idea how to answer that because there is no one set range that they fall into. A few years ago my GP said, "Your fasting blood sugar was 7.4, you must have been running high that day," as if my fasting blood sugar has any impact at all on the rest of my day ... (plus, in my opinion 7.4 is not all that high!).
Back in the 80s when I was first diagnosed, I worked with a woman who insisted she was hypoglycemic because her fasting BS was something like 114. I tried to tell her that was normal. She said that was low because she was overweight & it should be high.
That is definitely a winner, Kelly. I'd be curious about her "condition" now. Today, those results would be considered "prediabetic" and she'd be watched vey closely. My bet is that, at this point, she's a full-blown type 2.
Angela, I wouldn't doubt that she is a full blown Type 2 now either. I would love to know, but never saw her again after I left that job.
I was 10 when I took D. I know things have changed alot since 1973 but this remains with me 38 years later. Now I see they were totally uninformed about D but when I returned back to school after missing for a bit due to a hospital stay when I was 1st diagnosed the TEACHER told some of the kids "Don't play with her you might catch diabetes then have to take shots for the rest of YOUR life" It turned out that some of the kids were afraid to even breath the same air as me. Oh well live & learn.
wow, this comment from that teacher just really pisses me off!
Yes it does. I'm trying to tell ppl how uninformed ppl were but not making any fun of them. I now look back on it and laugh b/c that just showes how much we have to get out there and let ppl know u can't catch it by being around this person.