Ever get good and mad at somebody who doesn't know a thing about "D"? I'd like to read a few dumb statements. I would like to collect them, print them out, and give 'em to those folks. Recently I had a relative who said "drinking Coca-Cola every day will give you diabetes" huh? wha? yeah, right! Keep it clean; children read these posts too.

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I had my director of nursing at the hospital one year tell me she didn't want to give me the ham that the hospital was giving for Christmas because PWD should not eat ham. Hmmmmm coming from a Nurse too????

When did they change that? LOL!

Maybe she meant people with gout shouldn't eat ham. ; )

A rather confused nurse mixing her conditions and her religions.

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.

This from a 20-year nursing veteran, as I was dosing for a gyros sandwich at the end of a day that also included us having lunch earlier:

"You take too much insulin."
one thing i get A LOT: "but you don't look diabetic"

ummm...what's a diabetic supposed to look like?
lol I actually asked one guy that. he just looked at me kinda funny and didn't say anything else.

I get this so much I bought a shirt that reads "Does This Shirt Make Me Look Diabetic?". I have been meaning to take a picture of it and use it as my picture on this site.

lol! I'd love one of those!

I will find out where my wife got them (it was an internet site) and let you know......

like! cool

I hear this one constantly as well. I asked one woman if she could tell by looking whether a person had a functioning pancreas. Actually ended up having a fine conversation with her as we were selecting produce in the grocery store. (she had noticed my medic alert tattoo when I was reaching for spaghetti squash)

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