So, hi, I guess. I was diagnosed a little over a month ago (I DKAed the morning before I graduated from college, so: fun), and lurking this forum has been very helpful in this stage, so I wondered if…Continue
"I have student who are curious all the time. it was a teacher who complained. what really upset me is she never owned up to it. a quick conversation with me and i woukd have been happy to. leave the area."
"Cathy, this is NOT a reflection on your post, I've heard a lot of folks say the same/similar thing...
I need to get an injection of insulin would they mind if I did it here
I know it seems like semantics, but when I used injectables or when I…"
"Zoe, I am a little late on this one, and probably will start another revolution, but here are my thoughts about it....dirty restrooms, uh, no. I won't do it there, not because of the germs, but because I do have a little more dignity than that…"
"Wow! So I have mixed feelings on this.
When I was in college I pretty much ignored my diabetes ( word to the wise this is a bad idea) at one point I finally decided to pay attention again. I quietly checked my sugars no problem. i put my vial of…"
"I went to EMT school in NJ. I had been diagnosed a few years earlier. I had a very pretty gold medical alert. I was amazed at the number of people who missed it when we practiced checking patients. Afterwards I switched to a steel with red emblem.…"
"I test like 12-15 times/ day w/ a CGM and was testing like crazy when it, and my insulin pump augered in last weekend. The most I tested was pre-CGM, when I was in a strenuous martial arts program, doing that like 5-6 times/ week and running and…"
"The weirdest place I've ever (publicly) injected was in a high school cafeteria--it wasn't a meal, we were at high school registration with my sister, and it was time to take my lantus. No hidden corners, no handy bathroom, and about 150…"
"So (some) people who test in public say people who don't are "ashamed of their diabetes" and (some) people who don't test in public say those who do are not considerate of others or courteous? Why is the issue of testing in…"
"So while I was on vacation this weekend my fiancee and I happened to be seated next to this guy at two separate restaurants. He was also diabetic, and carried a huge kit and an insulin pen. When his food came out, the guy made a big production about…"
"I have a question:
I'm trying to bring myself to test/inject in public more often but it's difficult. I can (as said before) but only if there is nobody watching me.
So, I was eating at the canteen today and since I was late again, I had…"
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