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injecting in a public place

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by fatbabbyharry, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Sarah69

    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If your having a hypo why are you injecting insulin?
     
  2. Nkvd

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    I get problems all the time injecting in public but there only seems to be one food place that let me inject as some of there staff are diabetics so i can inject and test at the place i sit to have food the manager and staff very friendly after apologetic as first time in the food place people did complain and the manager came over to me and they said they had complaints saying i was a druggy but when i explained i inject insulin to keep me alive as i am a diabetic they then apologised and said carry on we have no problem you injecting medication here and they haven't stopped me again but other places say you cant and get escorted from the town for 24 hours which is wrong


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  3. Bodybuilder type1

    Bodybuilder type1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't even believe you are a diabetic .i don't mean to be bad but what would you be taking a injection for if you were going into a hypo ?


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  4. picklebean

    picklebean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes... very strange... injecting isulin would just make it worse - a common misconception about diabetes often found on badly-researched tv dramas!


    I smell a rat!!
     
  5. Shetland-Mal

    Shetland-Mal Type 2 · Active Member

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    Sorry to say but I am type 2.
     
  6. Bodybuilder type1

    Bodybuilder type1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok . ?


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  7. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This has now become as bonkers as a Chinese downhill.
    Type 2 insulin injection???????
    (Thanks bob, that's what i thought i had typed: touchscreen issue), i mean during a hypo?

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  8. BobCornelius

    BobCornelius · Well-Known Member

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    Type 2's can and do inject insulin.

    Not during a hypo though, obviously! I don't get that bit!

    :)

    Bob
     
  9. girlie959

    girlie959 · Member

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    im t2 i take insulin my 3yr old grandson helps me every day, i hold the pen in and he pushes it to inject into me, he is also very good at testing my blood sugar, i dont want him to be afraid or embarrassed by it, i wear a bracelet like the coloured charity ones its bright red with insulin dependant diabetic on it
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  10. Thundercat

    Thundercat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Still stuck on why injecting with a hypo. Hope Bodybuilder is right and this is not a diabetic otherwise someone is getting crazy bad medical advise. No way Type 1 or 2 is doing this surely. I am really alarmed by this.

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  11. picklebean

    picklebean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This is getting worrying now... We know some type2s need to inject insulin, but if you're injecting insulin during a hypo there is something very wrong. I really hope there is something fishy going on here and that it's NOT that you've been given terrible medical advice!!
     
  12. gwheads

    gwheads Type 2 · Newbie

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    There is absolutly no reason why anyone should feel it necessary to inject in a public place. There is cirtainly no reason why anyone should have to make it obvious what they are doing unless it is attention seeking. you know you have diabetes and are an insulin user Why broadcast it to all in sundry.
     
  13. samantha13

    samantha13 · Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing shameful about diabetes or injecting to keep your body working as other non diabetics so why hide it gwheads?? It's a part of my normal lifestyle and a vital part at that. My health is more important than what others think


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  14. Bodybuilder type1

    Bodybuilder type1 · Well-Known Member

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    I take a injection whenever it suits me i never even thought how it makes others feel. I never go to the toilet to do it as that's the most dirtiest place in a building. I do it wherever I am who cares if people don't like you injecting , why would that even bother people I can't even imagine the thought of looking for approval for taking meds,does a asmatic ask for approval does a smoker care if anybody is looking at them, no! So why would there be a issue in taking something healthy ? .although I did get thrown out of a night club for doing a blood tests once .they said you cant do that in here buddy ! Haha . I said I have to I am a diabetic they threw me out ! So I asked for a manager they said f**k off so I went around the back of the night club ,where I was told again to F off. as I was walking up the side of the building up to the street .there was a few young lads braking into the night club through a cellar door I did think of going in with them but said no so I closed the door after them . As I was walking away I got punched in the back of the head by a bouncer the bouncers surrounded me and kicked the **** out of me ,I reached into my pocket and called the guards they smashed my phone, and the guards came . Then the guards arrested me put me in the squad car handcuffed without a seatbelt and was assaulted by the passenger guard he hit me with his elbow a few times i was brought to the Garda station and was told I could go ,I had no money and was far away from home ,I said I want to make a statement agents the bouncers which I was told I was too drunk to which I replied I had 1pint earlier that night they still said no
    They said drunk people can not give statements ,so I asked for a alcohol test to be done ,they said F off as well and if I did not leave they would lock me up for the night so I said its my wright and I'm not leaving until I give my statement ,so two guards came out took my bloodtester off me and locked me in the cell for the night I was on crutches afterwards the guards and the club brought me to court because I was bringing them to court and I won my case as CCTV had proven my innocence as well as statements given by people on the night ,now it's me agents them so we will just have to see how it goes


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  15. Morganator

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    I get it double trying to inject insulin and I have severe allergies so have had to use an Epi-pen in the past. The last time they tried to throw me off a bus calling me a junkie. Needlessly to say they were mortified when I showed them a Dr's letter that I carry.

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  16. picklebean

    picklebean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    that's absolutely ridiculous!! there is NO REASON why I SHOULDN'T inject in public!! It is only by being open and 'normalising' things like injecting insulin that we will help dispel the prejudice and the ignorance surrounding diabetes.


    I'm not ashamed AT ALL to inject in public but I certainly don't flaunt it or make a big deal about it. I don't think any diabetic (except maybe a child) would make injecting their insulin an obvious thing in public. I don't see any reason why it should be hidden. Mainly I'm just trying to expose as little flesh as possible and I certainly won't go to the bathrooms to do it!!
     
  17. WilliamIrvine

    WilliamIrvine Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I always have, always do and always will inject where ever and when ever in a public place and as yet have never had any issues. I have had diabetes for 38 years. I do get funny looks but then I just sarcastically ask if they would like extra tickets to the show and that usually embarrasses them enough.

    Don't ever feel that you need to look for the sympathetic hotels or places. At the end of the day if you don't inject and end up unwell - the ambulance turning up at the door will be bad for their business.

    Wullie
     
  18. Bombshell13

    Bombshell13 · Active Member

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    I have always injected in public I don't think that any one in the last 16 years has ever even noticed! As long as your not waving needles in the air I don't think anybody is interested. It's normal every day life for me :)


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  19. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi All .

    The best post that made me chuckle aloud on this topic - was a poster who whilst injecting in a resturant .
    Told someone who was complaining over him doing his insulin at the table said - well excuse me, for "extending my life" :lolno:

    Strong point to use, I know - but it 'worked' as the complainer then apologised to him and started to ask him
    loads of questions about him being an insulin dependent diabetic.
    Think he realised it was his ' own lack of ' understanding and knowledge of our lifestyle with Diabetes.

    Anna.
     
  20. WilliamIrvine

    WilliamIrvine Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely Anna - loads of people out there do not realise the full impact that diabetes has on us......as I said I have never avoided injecting in public but I should have said that I have never avoided it in any country I have been in. Perhaps that should be one of the campaigns that the different Diabetes charities out there do.... letting the public know that we are having to mechanically do what their body does naturally and in fact there is little or no difference. Just as a little note I also now test my blood sugar at the table.... all part of DAFNE

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