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.
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?
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?"