Constantly evolving your practices since diagnosis

I was diagnosed 1 year ago, May 08. In the summer, I remember I would go to the restroom to test or shoot up. Now? I've shot up in the movies, at the dinner table, in my car at the stoplight, and on a moving subway. Why was I concerned about other people feeling weird when I had to inject MYSELF? I WISH someone would tell me it makes them uncomfortable now. I would tell them: f.u.! I gotta do it 4 times a day to live. Who's the one uncomfortable?

Views: 1

Comment by Domo! on May 21, 2009 at 8:09pm
i've never really tried to hide it, excpect for maybe at work ( i work in a dirty place), but people have told me that they're afraid of needles and can get quesy. I'm mean that's terrible, considering i have to poke myself all the time (equally unfun thanks) but unless i know your bothered then i won't bother hiking up my shirt a little to give myself a shot. Now testing... pish i'll do that anytime anyplace, and i'll even suck on the blood.
Comment by David B. on May 22, 2009 at 8:56pm
A link to various reasons why it is necessary to test and manage your diabetes in public (USA)

http://www.isletsofhope.com/pdf/faq-public-testing.pdf
Comment by Brian on August 19, 2010 at 6:35pm
i used to be uncomfortable to test and take shots in public then my mom sent me away to diabetes camp and i learned that other people had the same problem ive never had a problem since and i was 14 then.. like you said if it makes them uncomfortable oh well im not gonna let my sugar level stay high because your uncomfortable... turn you god damn head!!!

Comment

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF receives $200,000 grant from Novo Nordisk

Grant given to support programs aimed at bringing together people touched by diabetes for positive change BERKELEY, CA: December 4, 2014 – Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) has received a grant of US$200,000 from Novo Nordisk to support programs aimed at Read on! →

Guest Post: World Diabetes Day 2014 on Twitter… sifting through the data

At Symplur we track hashtags, keywords, user accounts, and pretty much anything else on Twitter that has to do with healthcare. We collect the data and then build countless ways to slice it up so that we’re able to better Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service