I am so sick of well meaning people who think they know about diabetes because they have a friend with it and think they have the right to lecture me when I state I have a low blood sugar or tell me I am eating to many carbs or eating to many calories. Right now I am breast feeding and it is taking a toll on my blood sugars. I am not taking any bolus insulin before meals and I have reduced my basal insulin by 50% and I am still having lows several hours after eating meals even with a lot of carbs. Before lunch today I was 105, not to bad considering I had 2 pieces of toast, 2 eggs, hashbrowns, and a kiwi for breakfast and I took no insulin. 3 hours after lunch which consisted of grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese I am sitting at 59. Again I took no insulin knowing that I would be ok without it. I said something to a friend of mine that I was low and he started going off on me and telling me I needed to be eating right and taking care of myself and that just because I am saying I am taking care of myself doesn't mean I am actually doing as most diabetics lie. This guy has no experience with diabetics other than a few friends who are Type 2. Of course being tired and having a low blood sugar didn't help my mood any and I really laid into him and told him off and told him when he became a Doctor and knew more about diabetes than a diabetic that lives it day in and day out and has excellent control then he can lecture me. Of course I wasn't quite as nice in saying it to him as I was right there, but damn it I am sick of everyone thinking they know more than a person that lives with this. And yes I realize this is something that every diabetic deals with, well meaning friends that just plain and simple p*** us off.
Even my mom right now is getting on my nerves. The other night I grabbed a Sprite to drink, my blood sugar was 46 and we have discovered if I drink juice then the baby gets diarrhea and if I drink milk she spits up a lot. So my choices on what I can drink to get my sugar up when low is pretty limited. She chewed me out and told me I needed to be drinking water. I didn't say a word to her as I knew the only thing that would come out of my mouth at this point wouldn't be to nice and she wouldn't understand if I told her it was because I was low, so I just went out onto the porch with my Sprite and sat on the porch screen until I got my blood sugar up. I do have to give my mom credit though, she is going to a Diabetes Education Class this week to learn more, but I am sure it will be mainly directed at Type 2's and oral medications, but at least she is trying to learn more about what I have to deal with on a daily basis.