Whats the most annoying comment you've ever gotten about diabetes?

I've gotten quite a lot of really annoying and sometimes even hurtful comments about my diabetes...

When i told a family friend who (by the way) is an assistant nurse about my condition she said "really? but you will get better right? it will go away when you start taking care of yourself?"
and i said "no, i will always be a diabetic and i will actually get worse since my body will eventually stop producing insulin all together"
and she still kept insisting that I would get better in time and that my condition would go away...

i couldnt believe she knew so little

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No long term story arc, but some short term ones. Comedy could be done on after seeing someone inject and assuming they are an addict (happens enough in real life). OK besides the above sitcom style arc the rest I can think of would surround background or character development.

I'm sometimes nervous after injecting in public, especially if there's a cop around, but no one's ever given me grief about it yet (touch wood). I've heard the stories though--but a series of vignettes on the funniest things that ever happened because of diabetes would be fun, but wouldn't make a good novel.

Had a friend who is a local LEO send his new partner over to harass me when I was shooting up at a diner that was a cop hang out. I looked at him needle still in my arm and asked him if he thought a junkie would shoot up with a table of cops 20ft away. Then pointed at the vial of insulin on the table and said real slow "Insulin", then pointed at myself and again real slow said Insulin"Diabetes". Then proceeded to tell him my friend should buy him a donut for making him look foolish.
I also had a bar tender flip out one time and call the police on me for shooting up in a bar one time. Another LEO I knew showed up and proceeded to chew out the bartender for wasting his time.

Even a simple "oh you got diabetes... that sucks"... uh YEAH I KNOW....

How dare you?
Tell me, I’m wrong, for what I plan to do?
You don't know, or care what I've been through.
The only time you care is when I might enjoy my life.
How dare you?
Need to tell you, I’ll do what I like.
Sure you'll be there to catch me if I fall?
I know you will, you’d like that, prove you right, once again, laughing as I crawl.
Won't show on your face,oh no.
This time, think I'll forgo all your pity, stand tall, and keep my pride.
Someone else, now stands at my side,stronger,wiser,and no longer in need of you.
Want to know who?
Keep wondering...:P
How dare you?

Very interesting. Sure hope the character does have a better replacement.
But this is the worst of all the messages from you.
And it comes at a time when I have for over 2.5 years been trying to convince a 48 year old that smoking and drinking is NOT a good idea and he now has the message from a doctor that two legs will need to be cut off within two years.
So, is the message that all we who are trying to help convince someone to do the right thing, that we should back off and let them die an early death? Not such a great message. We are not focused on pity as you say, but are trying to find a way to get the person to actually care about themselves.
Absolutely NO ONE is laughing, except a possible evil person.
Maybe you call this artistic license as it is reflecting what some people think. I was told "there is no hope, so I might as well enjoy myself until the end." Many people would say then let them. Is that your message? The reality is they are going to do it anyway, so we shouldn't bother to come up with ideas?

You yourself are wise, as noted from your previous messages, but not all people are, or they wouldn't start on certain behaviours that they have heard end up becoming an addictive nightmare. There are better ways to feel good.
The end message in this is everyone is going to do what they choose to, so just mind your own business and let them. Too many people do that and look at the effect when a drunk driver gets on the road. No I don't agree with this message, but it has a ring of inevitability to it.

wow... that is just awful ... diabetes does not just "go away" people... educate your selves !!!

"You really don't strike me as the diabetic type... not a fatty or anything" Although it's hard to be annoyed when I was that ignorant myself just a few weeks ago

When you test your sugarlevel and people ask it is insuline that you inject in your finger..
Or when I tell people I have diabetes and they ask me if I was once really fat so that it is my own fault...(i've always be slim) grrrrrrr!!!! But you know, you can't blame people about it..you can't expect them to have knowledge about diabetes...but it is very annoying.

The most annoying comment I've ever gotten came from a friend, actually. We were planning for a time to get together over the weekend during my fifteen minute break at work and she made a comment about not wanting me on my feet too long.


"Well, you know, the feet are always the first things to go for diabetics."

And then she walked out the door and I had to fume in silence because I had to go back to work.

I got asked: "How come you haven't had the stem cell shots that would cure your diabetes?"...My reply: "I'm not interested in a cure. I'm gullible and believe the evil doctors and I'd rather die a gruesome death after having my limbs amputated and being on dialysis for years first, you effing moron. What's wrong with your brain mom?"

I hate when if someone happens to see candy in my purse and they don't mind their own business and they say ... What are you doing with all that candy in your purse you're a diabetic! Thank god I'm not near them when I'm having a low sugar! But they do make you feel horribly guilty cause even after you try to explain it to them they don't get it!




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