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What question would annoy you the most?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by luv2spin, May 10, 2018.

  1. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I was mostly just lost for words :)
    And I'd probably have gotten told off for yelling at a pregnant woman
     
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  2. Interaud

    Interaud Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I asked a work colleague if I could sit down for couple of minutes/needed Jelly Babies - hypo hitting (they aware I diabetic) - asked if I wanted a glass of water!
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    My 12 year old grandson when he was a few years younger.
    "Grandad can't have cake, can he grandma?"

    Derek
     
  4. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    "But that's cheating isn't it?".......

    After I have explained to someone that I am giving myself another shot of insulin so I can have that "piece of cheesecake"
     
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  5. Jimberlands

    Jimberlands Type 1 · Member

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    Isn't that contagious?

    But you're not fat?

    Doesn't that hurt?

    I think my (x) had Type 1 but they looked after it so they no longer have it.

    Oh yeah my (x) has Diabetes. (This annoys me because they relate it to me, thinking only one type of diabetes exists).

    People asking me if I can eat this and that has never annoyed me, I think it's commonplace for someone to be concerned about a condition, in some respects tailored around what you're eating. I'm always quite happy they've asked - when I got Type 1, as a kid, my first thought myself was, 'but I'm not overweight, so how?' People aren't educated on it and I wouldn't expect them to be.
     
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  6. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    After I was diagnosed last year I got totally fed up of hearing "I know xyz who has type 1 and it hasn't stopped them doing anything". Basically seemed to imply it wasn't a proper illness.
     
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  7. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Shouldn't you sit down while you inject?

    I assume they thought I might faint.
     
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  8. Aj19851

    Aj19851 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Who is a cure for diabetes a priority for? My reply being "me your type 1 sister and your type 2 mother" :/ sometimes it's not strangers we need to be wary of, it can be our own family too :(
     
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  9. McDerment

    McDerment · Newbie

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    Doesn't your pump do that?
    like it knows what I am about to put in my mouth!
     
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  10. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It will, once it's been hooked up to Facebook or Google :happy:
     
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  11. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why aren't you eating carbs?
     
  12. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree that people aren't educated and wouldn't expect them to be but in that case I would also expect that they don't make stupid remarks about something they know nothing about. If someone had cancer or kidney disease, would those same people make off the cuff comments about their condition asking if they can do this and that?, I doubt it. For some reason diabetes is seen as a lazy and unworthy person's disease and it garners no sympathy or understanding whatsoever.
     
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  13. TUC

    TUC Type 2 · Member

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    To be honest no question about my diabetes annoy me. Why dhould we expect our friends and colleagues to know anything about diabetes? I'd far rather they asked me questions than feel too awkward to raise the subject. People need to be less sensitive and easily offended.
     
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  14. TUC

    TUC Type 2 · Member

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    But cancer is in a different category isn't t? Yes people can die from diabetes but it is still much more possiible to manage the condition well than it is to 'manage' cancer.
     
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  15. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I agree, but am sure that I must have caused my wife incredible anxst for 33 years. She is still a saint.
     
  16. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, of course it is but my point really was more that ANY condition is a personal thing and people should think twice before commenting on it, some people are happy with answering personal questions, I on the other hand am not when it comes from a stranger who knows NOTHING about it. Also I meant that those people who DON'T know anything about it should not be making assumptions.
     
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  17. gillkin

    gillkin Type 1 · Active Member

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    “Are we going low Gill?” Imagine that being said like somebody is asking a baby a question
     
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  18. TUC

    TUC Type 2 · Member

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    You got anmoyed with a child for not understanding?
     
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    Carol11 · Well-Known Member

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    Not so much a question as a statement that we all have heard. They'll have a cure in 5 years. That was what? 20. 30 40 years ago?
     
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    u655943 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 broadcasting everyone with T2 must be overweight and eat unhealthily - he must think he is very clever but you can't cure stupid
     
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