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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. CarlyB

    CarlyB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    (After telling my friend I'm diabetic)
    Wow! How is it the sportiest person I know is diabetic??? I thought it was just fat people that had it. What is going on with the world?
     
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  2. Bow's

    Bow's Type 1 · Newbie

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    Just Saturday somebody said to me "so you're type 1 so you're alright them, it hasn't got to type 2 yet". What do you say to that?
     
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  3. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not so much what was said but more of a reaction.
    I'm at work and it's injection time. I always inject at my locker which is out of the wayish, if you want to see me you can but I'm not in full view.
    Anyway it turns out a work colleague needs to ask me a question, can't find me on my machine so asks for my whereabouts. Is duly informed that I'm at my locker.
    So he comes a marching over to where I am totally unaware that I've got my Novo pen loaded and ready to go.
    His arrival coincides exactly with the moment I jab 6mm of cold hard steel in my arm.
    He squeals, I look and smile, he turns and says no no no then practically runs away.
    I know people have phobias, but please it's my arm and unless he's got the eyesight of a hawk he was never going to see the needle.
    I did laugh.:):):)
     
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  4. Flakey Bake

    Flakey Bake Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Better a boob than heart muscle :)
     
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