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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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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 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!
"my mom died from insulin shock"

I hate when people will preach to you without havin any idea what insulin even does or knowing that sometimes you need sugar and sometimes you need insulin. It seems they are always the ones who are the first to have a voice on what I should be eating or not be eating

three weeks after i was diagn0sed, i went t0 my ma´s f0r christmas dinner, ready t0 sh00t up with my back t0 the table bef0re the meal. my m0ther says, d0nt d0 that here in fr0nt 0f every0ne, y0u might gr0ss s0me0ne 0ut. thanks ma. and shes a nurse.

You know what they say:...Nurses be

My god fathers wife (Who I am not the biggest fan of for multiple reasons) Would always encourage me to take her 'poop' powder and try her products because "I have diabetic clients and I have cured them!" I remember wanting to scream at the top of my lungs that they were type 2 you moron!!!!!

The worst one is"Ohhhhhh im so soooorrryyyy, i hope you get better soon"dear god he makes me feel like its a flu or a virus.




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