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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. Peachypuff72

    Peachypuff72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha! I'm in hysterics. I had dreamies as a snack too. Xx
     
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  2. Matilda14919

    Matilda14919 · Well-Known Member

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    I've had someone give me a book on how to cure diabetes threw it in the bin immediately


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  3. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    From my husband when I told him about my diagnosis as T2 and said I don't have to inject insulin: "Oh that's all right then!"
    And having been told by him I was on a low carb diet and didn't want to eat very sweet sugary fruit: "Do you want some dates?"

    From my diabetic nurse during my initial discussion on diet with her - I should dilute my glass of orange juice (which my doctor said I was to avoid completely), and that I should avoid sugary fruit, but it was perfectly OK to eat raisins!

    But my favourite family comment was to my sister in law by her very overweight daughter, when she told her I was a bit concerned that she might end up with diabetes like me if she didn't lose some weight: "But they checked me for diabetes when I was pregnant and told me I didn't have it"!

    From this thread the two that really tickled me are the diabetic cat comment and the one about not going to church being the cause.

    Robbity
     
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  4. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    My nhs podiatrist in Wales said I must have been a really bad person in my previous life and would have been given a book of illnesses to choose 5 from... As I was on number 4 illness at the time, this was not helpful!! She went on to say I must learn my lessons in this life for my next life to be improved!!

    I was sat having feet treated at the time and couldn't just walk out!!!

    Thank goodness I have my brain screwed on, otherwise I would have been waiting for no 5 to finish me off!!!


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  5. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    You would expect wouldn't you that those trained to look after often seriously ill and fragile people to have a minimum of training on the tact front - enough at least to enable them to avoid the foot in mouth position! I think sometimes our medical people can be quite thoughtless, tactless and or rude - two non diabetic instances come to mind - some years back my GP suggested that I went to see one of the practice nurses about exercise classes as I was slightly overweight, and at one point in the discussion the nurse said to me "Don't you care what you look like?" - I was so gobsmacked and was left so speechless that I couldn't reply. Needless to say I never attended her blasted classes...

    The other was a bit more seriously stupid remark by the young lady eye registrar at our local eye hospital when I had both a very bad case of iritis and other damage to one eye, and was in considerable pain and completely light phobic; I'd been attending their emergency eye clinic frequently for a couple of weeks after being signed off work by my rather concerned GP, and asked this woman if she could sign me off for longer, and her reply was "There's absolutely nothing wrong with you and no reason why you shouldn't be at work..." My GP signed me back off. To give her some credit, she did eventually apologise after I'd practically had to take up residence there... I have to say though that most of the doctors I saw were kindness themselves - and 99% were of eastern origin.

    Robbity
     
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  6. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I fortunately am not a vulnerable adult, the thing that worried me is that the majority of people that go to a podiatrist have a health problem.. And some may have mental health issues too, and they would come away with anxiety and depression after such comments.

    I was told to report this incident, but I had enough turmoil going on at the time and would not have coped with more!!


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  7. Thundercat

    Thundercat · Well-Known Member

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    I once went to a homeopath who used to be a nurse. When I told him I had diabetes he said it was like having an axe over my head. I had the same thoughts as above, if that were said to a vulnerable person it could feel devastating.

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  8. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like they were lucky not to get an axe IN theirs !

    Idiots!

    Signy
     
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  9. Hooked

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    Cool! Next time you wanna treat yourself to a tin of Whiskas you know who to ask! LOL :woot:
     
  10. mia2166

    mia2166 Type 1 · Newbie

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    My DAD Asked me this.
     
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  11. Randburg

    Randburg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not to me but a friend

    A PUMP, does that help your heart also ?
     
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  12. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Yesterday.. From a neighbour... "Theres a new wonder tablet you (type 1) can take that completely lioks after your blood and no need to inject or pump".... "Google it""


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  13. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Photographs x 3 of book in rubbish bin..... ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1402852512.075916.jpg ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1402852535.796448.jpg ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1402852569.880540.jpg

    Ok, its been around at least 10 years.. But decided today its a load of ribbish.. Excuse photos of the inside of my rubbish bin!!


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  14. SGT Tiddles

    SGT Tiddles Type 1 · Member

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    I'm going to get a bumper sticker made of that "Diabetics do it where they feel comfy!!".

    When I was younger it was "You can't do that!" That included anything from climbing a ladder to running around playing.


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  15. Dodo

    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had that one a few times, even by a nurse at a Diabetic Clinic. Recently told I don't look like a 59 year old diabetic by my cardiologist!
     
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    -Artemis- Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha.... Think I've had most of these already, and I'm "new"...! :D

    - my 'favourites' have been;

    ....whilst I was eating a handful of almonds (to be low carb): "should you be eating those - they have a lot of calories in" - whilst looking me up and down.

    ... "have you been enjoying yourself too much" - in response to me saying I thought I was coming out of my honeymoon period and might need insulin soon.

    ... "oh, you have the bad kind then" - lots of you have had this one ;-)

    .... "yea, but if you just do some exercise you'll be fine won't you" - again, another fav it seems!


    - I recently saw this - SO BUYING ONE! Think it's hilarious / genius! :)
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/182426647/type-1-diabetes-stainless-yes-i-can-eat
     
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  18. Paul J

    Paul J Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    At the foot clinic last week, ....." your feet are healthier than a non diabetics feet" better we all be diabetic then and have healthy feet... lol

    And another ... well you can have lots of fruit and fruit juice, because that's natural sugar.....?????? worst of all it was a T2 telling me this,, sad that they couldn't grasp that carbs are carbs,
     
  19. Paul J

    Paul J Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Great thread by the way
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  20. User4

    User4 Type 1 · Member

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    I'm type 1. I was in hospital getting an ulcer on my foot looked at, they gave me food so I checked my sugars. The old man in the bed opposite piped up loudly, "You don't need to worry about what the numbers say on that thing!"

    Turns out (from overhearing his consultation) that he was a long time type 2 and by not "worrying about the numbers on that thing" he'd pretty much f*cked up his body.
    Yeah, great advice - The more you know.
     
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