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Type 1s: What stupid things have people said to you?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by type1harley, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. type1harley

    type1harley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When you tell someone you're diabetic, sometimes they say stupid things like 'did you eat too much sugar?'
    What is the stupidest thing someone has said about your illness?
     
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  2. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you got the bad type or the good type?

    As if there is such a thing!

    Indiana x


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  3. type1harley

    type1harley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep.

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  4. The Radinator

    The Radinator Type 2 · Member

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    "So you haven't got real diabetes then?" or "How did you catch that?" or "Does it hurt?" or one of my favourites "where did get it from?" My answer to that one is "Aisle 3 Tesco Express only cost me £2.99!"

    .......................I will think of others and post as I remember them
     
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  5. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    I have had that one.
     
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  6. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    Do you have the type that goes low or the type that goes high?
    From someone who was trying to sound educated about it, bless.
     
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  7. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've had that one too!

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  8. Kelsie

    Kelsie · Well-Known Member

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    'So you ate a poor diet as a child then?'
    'So it is hereditary then, best you don't have kids'
    All because it happens that me and my brother in our family are both type one!
    And the best one-
    'I am going to get myself checked for diabetes too cos I keep feeling really faint and low in sugar' cos apparently they have 'the other kind of diabetes'
    Grrrrrrrr!!



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  9. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is it catching? (from a worried schoolfriend keeping his distance)
     
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  10. Flakey Bake

    Flakey Bake Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Question "Do you know that emergency glucagen injection, do I need to stab it into your heart?"
    Answer "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!":nailbiting:
     
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  11. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As you have very good control using a pump does that mean you can go back too injections so someone else can use the pump instead? This was asked by a nurse at a main Devon hospital last week.
     
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  12. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well that's almost... informed! Type 2 being the type that goes high, Type 1 (or insulin dependent) being the type that goes low. You can sort of see how it makes sense.

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  13. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Are you still on insulin.
     
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  14. ChloeAlisha

    ChloeAlisha Type 1 · Member

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    Isn't diabetes when you eat too much sugar or if you're really obese? I get that one a lot -.-

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  15. Kelsie

    Kelsie · Well-Known Member

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    I get asked that so much too! I have even been asked 'so how many weeks worth of insulin do you have to have until it's gone?' as if diabetes is a common cold! If only it was something that could go away!


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  16. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How about "you can't eat that!" When people see you eating something that isn't salad!

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    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    yes but if you lose weight you will be cured.
     
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  18. Samanthacxo

    Samanthacxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    "Oh, it's best you don't have a biscuit, don't want you going hypo on me!"...hmmm yeah, we wouldn't want that!

    "Please don't have a hypo, I don't want to use an epi pen on you!"...I really hope you wouldn't!

    And the best one "if you ate this bar of chocolate, would you die?"


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  19. PaulinaB

    PaulinaB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    At least they knew there are some kind of "types"... Most people don't.

    The most annoying ones I had were: "i knew someone who had diabetes so you shouldn't eat that!"
     
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  20. yingtong

    yingtong Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You will never have children then! Well I have four wonderful children and not one diabetic.


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