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Have you ever lied about having T1D...?

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

  1. Shannon27

    Shannon27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I get the hot tub issue, spas too, not that i find time to enjoy them much! I can't be bothered with the whole question and answer session. I can manage it myself and if i went low/high i get early warning signs and there's always someone with me.
    Crazy that hot tubs make your readings go up, they drop mine like crazy! I have to make sure they're above target to begin with and i still come out low!
     
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  2. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm like you @Shannon27 but I only hottub after a good days skiing (so very infrequent!), so like my skiing my bloods crash and burn........

    Lied about being T1? No officer. :hilarious:
     
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  3. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't lie but then I don't bring it up unless I need to!
     
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  4. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    My system seems a little warped, most people do drop with hot water/showers. If I try to get in a shower in the am I can go up 60 points in a half hour. I avoid am showers. Afternoons/evenings aren’t as bad but I always have to take lukewarm showers now as because of my quick change in BG level I just don’t feel good otherwise.

    But I drop during dentist visits, doctors, surgery and also high stress! A lot of other people seem to climb? I have to go to the dentist with higher levels to make up for the drop and I usually also do a temp basal decrease if I am having prolonged work.

    We can all be so different!
     
  5. Teels

    Teels · Newbie

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    Why would anyone want to lie about it...someone in the know might just be your life saver one day....
     
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  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    .. Or not?! o_O

    A couple of years ago at my place of work I cut my finger on a peice of swarf..
    Asking for a plaster, the "first aider" seized the chance to dress the wound. (He worked the machine next to mine.)

    The following day he asked how's my hand. I replied "healed pretty quick for a diabetic, but I'll keep it covered due to the coolant stinging it a bit?"

    Lol, he went up the wall "you should have told me you are a diabetic what if you faint?"

    Now the issue was. I'd already told him months prior I was. ..
    I also knew whilst in conversation back then, his wife had been diabetic "on & off. & now diabetic again." (His words not mine.) I ascertained it started for her as gestational? (Second child?) He quite literally didn't have a clue.. :banghead:

    I basically instructed him that only in the "unfortunate event" the roof caved in on the building & I was trapped. Please by all means let the emergency services handle my condition on rescue..

    Saunas/hot tubs? Increase my insulin sensitivity.. Lowering BG.

    I can quite understand a D "omitting the fact" of the condition. We just want a slice of "normality," like everyone else.
    Armed with experience, forward planning & a meter, it is quite possible to walk away from the endeavour & seek new adventures.. :)

    Yep, I'll own up!
    I've had cause now & again to "neglect" mentioning my condition for the last 43 years..
     
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  7. Loraines

    Loraines Type 2 · Member

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    I agree. I felt so sure I was acing an interview and then I told her I was diabetic and could see her attitude change. I didn’t get the job as I ‘didn’t fit culturally’. Rubbish.
     
  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Oddly, I was offered a position that involved training for & driving HGVs once.
    I was sorry to inform the boss it wasn't going to happen..? He looke non plussed at my "excuse" & felt there was a way round it...

    I personally never felt an issue with my diabetes.. Long hair, however...? As an image choice as a man, (& the easy H&S steps to remedy during working hours.) sepperate topic. ;)
     
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  9. Lampman

    Lampman Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    One story from me that might just be useful. A few years ago I worked with someone who was type 1, and although then I did not know much about it, at least I was aware. He had made no secret of it. Due to working with just me in a cold warehouse, and being late for his meal, he started to behave oddly. I was able to realise something was wrong and call for help from the first aider, and we were able to assist him. How different it might have been if nobody had known and he had been left alone.
     
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  10. Jellytots

    Jellytots Type 1 · Member

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    I agree. However being T1 and working in a spa I see both sides.... We always advise against using the aromatherapy oils when having a massage as these can fluctuate Glucose levels, same with hot stones (with the addition of feeling the heat of the stones etc) however, knowing my body and how my BG levels usually react to things, I always use the aromatherapy oils when having a massage and adjust my basal rate accordingly. You know your body better than anyone.

    I've also fibbed about my T1 when having my ear lobes pierced years back. A certain high street chain refused to do them in their store as the initial piercing would cause me to go low apparently, when for me any stress or trauma cause sme to go high-to say I was slightly miffed was an understatement when I argued the toss. Instead I walked to the other end of the town centre to their other store and just didn't announce I was T1. Problem solved
     
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  11. Amina9191

    Amina9191 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I tend to never tell people that I’ve got type 1 diabetes. When I do tell people I always get stupid questions such as ‘oh you’re so young how did you end up with diabetes’.Honestly it frustrates me so much to the point where I can’t be bothered to explain to people what the condition actually is.
    I was even dating a guy a while back and he ended up dumping me because he said it was too much for him to deal with lol , even though my diabetes is controlled and I have no complications.
     
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  12. Shannon27

    Shannon27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's so annoying isn't it!!!
     
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