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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. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear! She must be quite challenged as it's all over the various websites - if you both to read them! :banghead:
     
  2. debbiiee

    debbiiee · Well-Known Member

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    A medical school intern once asked me, "That type 1 diabetes is self limiting, right?".... Oh no...;)

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  3. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Now I know how I got diabetes Johann - off your girlfriend!

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  4. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    LOL, a likely story,everyone knows you caught it off dougal
     
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  5. Dan Sumner

    Dan Sumner Type 1 · Active Member

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    Mother in law " I've only done you two slices of bacon"

    Me " why?"

    Mother in law "because of your diabetes"

    Me "I'm diabetic !! Not morbidly obese"




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  6. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
  7. J's mum

    J's mum Parent · Member

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    "Oh well, you'll grow out of it!"
     
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  8. Tweetypie

    Tweetypie Other · Well-Known Member

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    Mother in law says "would you like a sweet? Go on, you'll be o.k with just one"

    also, in the pub "what are you going to order - what about jacket potato, oh without the butter of course" !

    When asked how I was getting on, I say "yes, fab, I've managed to get off insulin and my levels are now in the non diabetic range". She says "oh, you've done o.k then". Yeah, thanks a bunch, don't get too overwhelmed now will you?

    When first diagnosed, she said "you haven't got it bad, you'll be o.k". Being on insulin is about as serious as it gets actually.

    Sure she means well..........
     
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  9. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    "The Power of Prayer"?

    :hilarious:
     
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  10. User4

    User4 Type 1 · Member

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    Screaming at your pancreas "WORK DAMMIT!!!".
     
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  11. Tweetypie

    Tweetypie Other · Well-Known Member

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    "But why can't you just have a whole portion of rice?"

    "You don't look diabetic" What exactly does a diabetic look like?
     
  12. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Were they offering a US portion or a UK portion; and if UK, was it Pizza Express / Belle Italia style or 'Nouveau Quizine"? :wideyed:
     
  13. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Didn't you know?

    We're all obese and shuffle around the streets between MacDonalds, BK, KFC and the sweet shop on a sofa.
     
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  14. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Motorised sofas FTW! :)
     
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  15. Jilly986

    Jilly986 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    "You don't look like a diabetic!" So what does a diabetic look like???
     
  16. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    See illustration at left.
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  17. Flowerpot

    Flowerpot Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And a male diabetic?
     
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  18. Seriously_Sax1989

    Seriously_Sax1989 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When describing how a hypo feels to a work colleague the response: " oh dear! I get tired and bad tempered... Perhaps I'm secretly diabetic???" ***face palm***
     
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  19. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    "It's easier when you get it as a child as you get used to it."
     
  20. Jilly986

    Jilly986 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My nan had type 2 diabetes much later in her lifetime bless her. I remember one time she said "my eyes feel like they've got bits in them, it must be the sugar diabetes"
     
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