Hello Friends, it has been a while. I have been mighty busy with school and getting together with friends. I have recently connected with a group of young-adult Christians and have spent a lot of time with them. None of the people in the group are diabetic (either t1 or t2) so I have had to explain myself a bit in some circumstances. Thus, I have to share/vent what took place.
I was invited to go serve in the breadlines in our city to help the homeless/disadvantaged. Ok. I love doing things like this!"'VeteranDiabetic' we are going to be carpooling," said my friend. Ok. I can handle that. "I'll come pick you up at home," said my friend. Ok. I will be ready (with all my D junk in hand). So, my friend comes, picks me up, I say, "I'm just going to bring some juice with me, can I put it in the back here?" My friend says ok so, I put the juice in the back.(understand that when I bring juice into people's cars, it is a giant 12 pac of boxes or a 6 pack of bottles, not exactly tiny and discrete). I get in the front, and she dosen't say anything about the juice, thus, I feel a bit awkward. I tell her that I have diabetes and I need to bring juice incase I go low. She says, "oh, ok." She changes the topic and we never discuss the topic again.
Ahhh, so I'm saying to myself, she mustn't want to embarrass you and thus she is not talking about it. Then I think, oh, she must understand diabetes, I wonder if someone in her family has it? Then I think, boy, oh, boy if someone threw juice into my car and told me they were diabetic, I would want to learn more. She mustn't be interested, boy, I want her to be interested, I'd love to talk D. So, now, at this point, I reach out to you, d community and ask your opinion, what do you think. Also,next time we get together, should I just tell her some details or would that make things awkward for her?I would love your honest opinion. Thank you!