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'm newly diagnosed and have done both. Tested/Injected publically (at the table) and privately (in the bathroom). I have found that, like many posting here, no one is paying attention to me. I don't need but a very small amount of…"
"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…"
"HAHA agreed on the time thing! I am a teacher to and for a while we had to do "lunch duty" where we did not even get a second away from the kids! I am sure some people would disagree with this, but after running around and leaving my kids…"
"I was diagnosed about a year ago and remember feeling a similar way ... my dad made me feel much better about it by telling me "no one is paying attention anyways" and "if they do they probably know what you are doing"...…"
"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…"
"Kim; I've had Type II Diabetes since 1986, but know very little about Type I. I'm STILL learning. Do Type I's normally go through those 'swings' you talk about, often during a day? Are they really that noticeable? And how…"
"Is this anything like nursing in public? I haven't gotten to the point yet, where I should always take ONE of my meters with me, and I USUALLY don't take my SoloStar pen with me (I inject at 10:30 p.m., to avoid doing it in public). I…"
"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…"
"It sounds to me that you have articulate and well reasoned arguments not to test in public...at least for you.
I, personally, wouldn't want to impose my preferences on anyone.
I can't imagine why someone should be relegated to a lavatory…"
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I see you are recent. You were DX on my birthday,May 15th.I became 84. Good luck to you.
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