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What Annoying Things Have People Said About Your Diabetes?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Ziggy2017, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Ziggy2017

    Ziggy2017 Type 3 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all what’s the most annoying thing a doctor or a family member has said about your diabetes my examples are
    Family member: you can’t eat that it has sugar in it!
    Family member: that will make your blood sugar high
    Family member: your using to many test strips
    Nurse: don’t prick your fingers too much,it will hurt you
    Doctor: you can eat whatever you want as long as you take novorapid after
    Nurse:don’t check after meals

    So guys tell me what stupid things you’ve been told so we can have a laugh
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Husband: it's not life changing.
     
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    Ziggy2017 Type 3 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol as if :)
     
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  4. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yeah, he knows now.
     
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    Ziggy2017 Type 3 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol good I just had a hypo yesterday and if my family could feel what hypos feels like they’d know all about it
     
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  6. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    "At least it's not cancer." (Cancer runs in my family. Being diabetic doesn't mean I automatically get to dodge that bullet, it's not an either/or deal. But so far, so good.)
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    But you have to eat fruit.
     
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    brianmt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    After losing more than 4st and getting my blood back into normal range my wife said " You've let this take over your life !" not been at all supportive since being diagnosed, faddy diet she reckons
     
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    samowen268 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I suffer from nerve damage because of past negligence of high blood sugars and αn on-call doctor said it could just be growing pains and I should eat more vegetables, angry was an understatement !
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    They write articles assuming they know what they're talking about. Instead of verbally being anti diabetes they hide behind 'a business interest' and their bosses protection.
    Cowards.

    They often load the gun for their boss to fire.

    I complain more about actions than I do words as words can be easily said. Loose lips can be in the genes but deliberate anti diabetic actions, for me, take it just too far.

    Luckily I don't have to suffer them anymore.

    I'm hoping for "ignorance is bliss". So if I lose interest I will become ignorant to it all. Well to them. Not diabetes.

    Cruelty or lack of compassion always gets rewarded..... if you wait long enough. :)
    I don't mind the wait.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    One thing I have to ask this thread thou is.......
    Why do you care what ignorant, insensitive people say?
     
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  12. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Because when those ignorant insensitive people are family or erstwhile close friends it can hurt.
     
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    luv2spin Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
     
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  14. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear Diakat, I'm sure he's lovable but I'm afraid he has to go! :)
     
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  15. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    No one would re-home him.
     
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    #15 Diakat, Jun 20, 2018 at 7:49 PM
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    Wow do you know my_________?
    Sounds just like them. Lol
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Yes. True.
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Very true John, I laugh when it comes from people you don't care about but when it is a loved one, it does hurt. It feels like they can't be bothered to research it and you expect so much more from them. I know they don't mean anything by it but it is still blooming annoying.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    The DSN at my surgery told me I was late onset type 2, because it said I was on the screen :confused: Apparently my new Gp, who I had never met, had changed my diagnosis and she then said that he was very knowledgeable about diabetes :rolleyes:and only young children and young adolescents get type 1, I said there was no such thing as Late onset type 2 and he was wrong and you can get type 1 diabetes at any age, twits ! :mad:
     
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  20. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    The guy in the bakery which has just opened said that because the bread he sells has no sugar or preservatives or additives then diabetics, celiacs and people with IBS can eat it, no problem.
     
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