So today I went to the eye doctor and the first question they asked me was "When did you GET diabetes?" Really when did I GET diabetes? I told the girl that I did not get diabetes. I am a type 1 diabetic and I was diagnosed when I was 13 years old. I told her that Type 1 diabetes is not preventable and its not just something you get. Its not preventable.She said I know that. I really wish people could understand the difference between the types of diabetes. Am I wrong for getting upset about this?