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Have you ever lied about having T1D...?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by jessie, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. jessie

    jessie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As per the question, have you ever covered up the fact that you have Type 1, and why? Not that I'm planning on telling a fib of course
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi Jessie, I have to admit i've never held back on telling anyone about it, I can see how some would be nervous telling a prospective employer if applying for a new job but personally i've been open as about it, i'd want anyone knowing in case I had a hypo and needed help.
     
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  3. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Whilst I wouldn't lie about it if asked, I have held back about it - much to my detriment at one place where I had got a new job, telling them was on my 'to do' list, however I hypo'd before I got round to telling them, they ended up calling my mum - omg, that really is embarrassing to have your work call your mum - when you're nearly 30!
    Now I tell them before anything like that can happen again.
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    I tell myself I'm not diabetic every day.

    Pass the chocolate digestives.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Never! Everyone who knows me know I am T1D. I work as a receptionist in a very busy garage and half the customers know as well.
     
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    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't hide it but I don't shout about it from the rooftops either.

    Any digestives left?
     
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  7. jessie

    jessie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You honest bunch I'm just feeling a bit miffed as I was turned down for something... this hasn't happened before in my 12 yrs of diabetes so I'm almost wishing I'd notbeen so honest!
     
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  8. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jessie, can you tell us the circumstances at all?, type 1 is classed as a disability (if you're in the UK?) and were they quite open about why you didn't get the 'something'? x
     
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    jessie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi KK, it was just a procedure at a beauty salon, so nothing life changing! And I completely understand her reasons / policy. Just makes you think.
     
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    Shannon27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I get taken the p*** out of because i bring it up at home "all the time". It's a huge part of my life so why shouldn't i :) bearing in mind that "all the time" to my partners brothers is like saying every other month - oh i can't take you to Tesco right now because my blood sugars are a bit low!
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aw, thanks for the reply, I guess it's like the notice we ignore at a hot tub about not using it with certain conditions......
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    I’ve been turned down for a beauty treatment too as I understand it had something to do with their insurance - was also miffed as I have pretty good control so healing wouldn’t of been an issue, that’s really annoying isn’t it !!
     
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  13. jessie

    jessie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes same, my control's ok too so I feel like it should be my decision. It's annoying!!
     
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    jessie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's not fair Shannon
     
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    MoonSpirit Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Theme park rides in the USA usually had signs listing diabetes as a medical condition excluding you from riding. Always ignored those rules.
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Along with bad backs, neck problems and on and on...if everybody took notice there would be nobody on the rides!
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got turned away from a beauty salon once.
    They told me they were beauticians not magicians.:hilarious::hilarious:.

    Seriously though , although it hasn’t happened to me I have heard of gyms not inducting T1’s on insurance grounds.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I can imagine lying about it if I wanted a tattoo or such, so I guess that's comparable.
     
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  19. Shannon27

    Shannon27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Boys will be boys, whatever age they are! It's got to the point where its just funny now, they don't mean it maliciously :)
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Lawsuits are costly. And they cover themselves with those clauses, hopefully they do because anyone can sue anyone. I don't blame them at all. So if we ignore the warnings and don't tell, then it becomes totally on us and our responsibility, our decision.

    I have sometimes told so I get an honest answer (surgery) and sometimes not if I really wanted to do something and felt I could. More of an omission of telling versus a lie (gym and hot tubs, although not hot tubs anymore, my sugars skyrocket nowadays)
     
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    #20 Marie 2, Nov 21, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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