Dean, I absolutely agree. Unfortunately, my dad (who had T1) always insisted he was fine when he was having a hypo and refused to eat anything. Everyone in my family had to save his life many times and there were some scary moments over the years. I think my family worries that it will be the same with me, but thanks to my dad's example, I'm vigilant about checking my sugar and doing my best to avoid and treat lows.
And with a low I know I too can be quite uncooperative, even aggressive. Not sure people realize how that can affect ones behavior but I know I wasn't ever in control during those episodes, was just told about them after coming to my senses. I have seen the scared look others close to me get when I am struggling with a low too. So many reasons to stay in good control but I also believe taking care of it myself has caused me to become heartier as a T1.
The worst for me was a fellow Type 2 that said to someone else in my presence" Gary takes insulin now." He said it with pity in his voice like I have a much worse disease than him. I don't need to be pitied because I think I'm doing great and would venture to guess that I have better control than him. I don't need to be pitied because I'm exercising my best treatment option.
It's amazing how hurtful other people's ignorance can be.
Or the idiots who suggest that it's a punishment from God....because I did not surrender or trusted him enough or whatever! HELLO....it's life...s@@t happens!!
I work in a hospital laboratory (we run the tests that give A1c results and stuff like that). I am a Type 1 in my 20's.
A morbidly obese co-worker commented on my food choices during a holiday potluck. She said, in front of the rest of our staff, that I must want to lose my feet and go blind.
As she ate a Triple Whopper with a piece of pie beside it.
omgosh Red....bet you nearly smacked her!!
Don't about Red but would have taken great effort on my part not to, Even more effort not to use a few four letter words.
Oh my goodness! That's horrible. Who says stuff like that?! There are all kinds out there, that's for sure.
I've experienced a lot of annoying comments but probably the most annoying was a former co-worker. When she found out I have diabetes, she said "Oh, well, I better not sit near you then. You're contagious."
At first I thought she was kidding. She wasn't!
I was in an argument with people I knew through a friend online and four of them kept stating that I was just lazy and didn't want to cure my type one. Another person insisted it was because I ate meat and my parents ate meat, even though I'm a vegetarian. And someone else said it would be cured if I did some research and ate a raw diet.
OMG....what the H is wrong with those people!!!!!