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Type 1 diabetes rant :). ( revised title ). DIABETES RANT.

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Anaelena, May 29, 2015.

  1. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Another irony is this teenager is "stepping up" to good health & longevity.. The "mom" has a blinkered view.
    The "future" has as much a duty as the past does in its investment to it..
    As an aside. I have an elderly "T1 mom" with the onset of all the mind stuff that comes on with old age.. I take it all in my stride. She's no more a pain in the arse to me, than I was to her back in the day! If she wants the "truth" I tell her straight.. Though unfortunately I have to repeat it like a mantra some days, drawing different analogies to keep it interesting all round.
     
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  2. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    About 18 months ago, after being on my own for over a decade bringing up my child who is now a teen, I tried dating sites. These are a huge eye opener and a minefield at times. I tried a new site so I thought, out of curiosity, that I would say I had a medical condition in my profile, bad move, not one member, guys, got in touch. So I did remove it. Met a couple of members, one had a mother with type 2 and the other guy had type 2 himself, but nothing came of these meets.
    A couple of months ago, I was messaging a reasonably pleasant guy, so again out of curiosity I said I have a medical condition, Type 1 diabetes. His response was :-
    type 1, is that why you aren't sexually active and you can't get anyone ? :eek::arghh::mad:My jaw dropped to the floor, I just couldn't believe what I was reading( even though by with holding the 'medical condition' on another site, I did get lots of messages). After a minute or so, I told him if he wanted to know what it was , then ask or Google it, but then told him where to go and to grow up and then deleted the crass moron. He seemed to think it was Aids/HIV related and a sexually transmitted condition, that just took the biscuit for me:wideyed:. I hid my profile on that site and didn't go back for about 6 weeks.
     
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  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Pipp, because the OP is Type 1 herself and it's from her own experiences.
     
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  4. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I hope this interesting thread can get back on track :) love and peace to all :)
     
  5. Lesleywo

    Lesleywo LADA · Well-Known Member

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    OMG what a complete and utter pilak :wtf:
     
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  6. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi, yes he was and I did think (and also said to the screen:mad:) of many other words as well, but I couldn't repeat them on here :rolleyes: lol
     
  7. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Robin. I think I dealt with this query about a month ago.


    Oh, sorry, just read your next post. You want to get the thread back on track. So I don't understand why you resurrected a query from me that seemed to knock it off track and for which I explained was my intention to be inclusive?
     
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  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Okay, I had missed your post that I just quoted earlier, that's all.
     
  9. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just a line , rrb from what i have read and seen of your posts and experiences, i think you are a very nice lady, and although some experiences are not nice ,they are character building and you have a lovely onedon't worry rrb you will know true happiness
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Thank you Mr Clive you are very kind, too kind and I seem to of had a lucky escape :wideyed: If you are out and about, drive safely :)
     
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  11. Ladybirdy75

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    OMG RRB!!!!!! Didn't you have one helluva lucky escape there. What a total douchebag

    You're ace RRB
     
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  12. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Lol, Lesleywo quoted pilak and you quoted douchebag, I didn't even think of those words, but thanks, they are ace words :D x
     
  13. Ladybirdy75

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    Those are the polite ones
     
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  14. Lesleywo

    Lesleywo LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Actually the first adjective that came to mind began with F and ended with 'it' but I thought I'd better tone it right down!
     
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  15. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    LOl :D
     
  16. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Was it Fruit ? ;)

    Fleapit?

    Forfeit?

    Yep I'll get me coat
     
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  17. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I think you could be right, go to the top of the class :)
     
  18. Bic

    Bic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How do I post a Like to this? Anyway: I couldn't agree more.
     
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  19. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    I for one can understand that. But what I don't understand is your reference to my Aunt Bertha as she did not have Diabetes in fact what she did have was Scoliosis which meant she never grew much above four foot tall and had a life time of being singled out for ridicule. It is my Aunt Sylvia who has T2 diabetes which she actually got at 60 not 65.

    No offence but I just thought I would clarify those few points.

    John
     
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  20. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    How do I post a Like to this? Anyway: I couldn't agree more.

    Above the reply icon are 10 emojis, first one is a thumbs up, which is a like, you can click on the one you want, but only one can be used. Hope this is helpful.
     
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