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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. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Words fail me!

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  2. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can you imagine!! It's really scary!

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  3. niknak15

    niknak15 · Well-Known Member

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    Very scary the health care profs don't seem to have a clue!!! The first aider at my work, also a nurse asked me if she should inject me if I have a hypo!!! Bloody hell!!!


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  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    A friend of my mums bumped into me out side my house years ago.
    "Hello Jeremy, how yer asthma?" (Jeremy is NOT my christian name.) "I don't have asthma, i'm diabetic."
    "Oh good.. Your cured." she replied.
    "Yarp." said i. "Insulin solves all ills... Best keep walking these hi sugar levels off though. Byeee!"
     
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  5. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's actually grounds for a serious complaint to the producers of the show. Given that you could actually kill someone by doing that.

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  6. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I'm t2 and I have hypo's what difference does it make what type you are?


    Type 2 diagnosed 24/01/2013.
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  7. AlexMBrennan

    AlexMBrennan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That is hilarious - is he a big fan of The Rock?

    If you were to complain about every incorrect depiction of diabetes in popular media I don't think you'd have the time to watch any.
     
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    mooshk Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    By a fitness 'expert' from some horrendous fit camp thing I went to years ago.
    "I know you're type 1 but you're big so you'll just end up getting type 2 as well."
    Oh riggghhhttt that's how it works :shifty:
     
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  9. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    You do have to laugh :)
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Had that said a few times, what does a diabetic look like :confused:
     
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    PaulinaB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I found that episode, it's season 3, episode 10. The guy starts to faint and they actually say stuff like "he's diabetic, he needs insulin!"... and the girl gets an empty syringe, pulls it (she's getting AIR inside...) and pretends to inject it in his stomach. 10 seconds later he's up again, feeling perfect. Dumbest things I've seen.
     
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    Flakey Bake Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think Pulp Fiction and the adrenalin injection scene has a lot to answer for.
     
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    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I beg to differ. Got this one.....
    "My dad has diabetes and you must eat carbs. I planned all his meals for him." The urge to respond " and is he still alive now ?" Was overwhelming but I was a good girl and didn't!
     
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  14. benjygirl

    benjygirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a note with my insulin saying "please don't inject me if my sugar is low. Give me a sweet drink thank you " I've never had to have anyone read it - thank goodness.


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  15. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's a brilliant idea. I'm going to do that right now!

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  16. Hooked

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    Probably best to say "Please do NOT inject." They might wrongly assume your sugars are high rather than low and not heed the warning.
     
  17. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's what I've put. "In case of emergency please do not inject me. Please ring an ambulance. Thank you"
    Put it in my insulin pouch thingy :)

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  18. type1harley

    type1harley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How can they even air that kind of stuff?

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    loudmatthew Type 1 · Member

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    I get that a lot. Everyone seems to be the sugar police.


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  20. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I remember reading a post on another thread where the poster said that if he put rice or pasta on his plate this was seen as ok but if he had dresser then people were trying to stop him. I take great delight in pointing out to people that pasta and rice have a higher glycemic content Ghana tablespoon of sugar. No one listens though - lol!
     
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