Ok, so what do you do when people see your pump site, bg meter, ect. and say stuff like "thats strange" or "that creeps me out" or something along those lines?? Lately at school alot of people have been saying that stuff and its getting on my nerves! I'm always thinking "oh, yeah, that makes me feel alot better!" but I never actually say anything out loud.
What do you do when people say stuff like that??

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Comment by Kathy on February 28, 2009 at 8:16am
Oh that is so rude and mean-spirited. DB is hard to deal with every single day without your peers giving you a hassle. One hope is that this is only temporary and soon they'll get bored picking on you and find someone else to focus on.
But this happens to older people too. One time I went on a camping trip where we were at an isolated hike in campsite. I was showing everybody my glucagon kit and how to use it and one lady screamed "oh, put that away - I'm gonna be sick". I told her it was great that we were outdoors so she could barf wherever she wanted.
Comment by Cody Turner on February 28, 2009 at 8:30am
I would tell them I am sorry you think it is strange. But is it normal for me to have to have to have these supplies to stay alive? This is what keeps me alive, just like your pancreas keeps you alive.
Comment by Kristin on February 28, 2009 at 2:05pm
I always tell them how silly that sounds to me because it is like being grossed out by a toothbrush!

We use toothbrushes to stay health and you use this stuff to stay healthy...
Comment by Domo! on March 1, 2009 at 7:08am
i would just say how you feel, if it doesn't make you feel good then tell them. Maybe they'll wake up and show you some more respect next time. Oh you could always go with the stand by "well that's life." lol


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