Up to this point I've been kind of a tudiabetes.org lurker. It's been about a year and a half since I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. I'm 27 years old. This is my first time posting anything because something happened that irked me enough to feel like sharing.
There's a birthday in our office today and someone, of course, brought in cake. After singing Happy Birthday, I told the girls I would a like a very thin slice of cake. One of the only people in the office that does not know about my diabetes looks at me and says "Why?!" I told her, I have diabetes. And then I got The Look. The Look that's full of pity because of my horrible condition. (enter sarcasm here) I'm sure she, like most people, don't really understand diabetes resulting in that look, but it still irritates me. When people find out, I feel like they think I've been issued a death sentence. It's frustrating!
Now to everyone that has had diabetes a lot longer than I have, I know so much more than I do, does that frustration and annoyance at The Look ever go away?
Thanks for letting me rant :-)