"Wow James... you sure sleep a lot..." I just heard this accusing comment from a friend after telling her I needed to take a nap.
It just gets old explaining that I'm not lazy; my 61 year old body just gets worn out from the blood glucose roller coaster ride. Then it's the 20 questions from someone who doesn't have this wonderful disease... did you eat too much sugar?... are you taking your medicine?... have you thought about losing some weight?... oh, Type 2, so its your lifestyle ...and on and on...
I end up trying to explain that 90% of my relatives on my mother's side were diabetic. No they were not all obese. I eat fewer carbs and sugars than most folks. Yes, I take at least four shots a day. All along the conversation... it's politely implied that I did this to myself.
Sometimes I just want to agree with them... yup, I'm a fat slob and I deserve to be diabetic.
Excuse me... I'm going to go take a nap.