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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Or those that come on as is you were going to drop dead in the next moment!!
("OMG....I'm SO SORRY!!!")

Here’s a conversation I had recently with a clueless supervisor:

CS: I wonder which would be harder: being lactose intolerant or diabetic...
Me: I think I might be extremely offended by that comment.
CS: Well, I just think it would be really hard to not eat anything with cheese, especially pizza.

I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt and politely explain to her the seriousness of diabetes and the time/effort that goes into managing it.

Her response: Wait, which is the one where you can’t eat ANY sugar?

Oh Courtney...WHAT A JERK!!!! Yes...totally CLUELESS!

Let's just say that I am patient as I explain it to them the first time and my patience depletes rapidly upon having to be firm and explain it a second time. My swear jar overfloweth.

OMG Andy I love 'My swear jar overfloweth' LOL With your permission I may just steal it ;)

You know what would be great? If DOCTORS knew what diabetes is and how it is to be treated. I've run across many DOCTORS who do not. Instead of running across them, I feel like driving across them...ARGGGGHHH!!! It would also be cool if nutritionists weren't in Big Food's back pocket as well. Eat processed foods at your peril.

I remember once showing the doc a graph of my bg (hand drawn...in the days before computer generated ones)...depicting a concern. The doc says..."OH...good idea", all I have is a BA...you'd think someone with a doctorate would have thought of that!!

Interestingly enough, I used to draw graphs, too. With normal range highlighted in yellow. But my doc was never interested in them, so I stopped. And now, I have the CGM to draw graphs, so I don't think I'll do it again! :-)

Yes...had tried to show him in written form (sans graph)...and I'm sure he thought I was but a bored house wife...yet give him something that covered by far more paper surface...and he was impressed!

It must have been the pictures. He obviously doesn't understand numbers. I'd run away from that bozo.

I did....now I have one who has become rather indifferent! Sigh....can't win!

I'm type 1 and had someone ask if I lost weight would I get better?




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