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Diabetes makes me hate...

Discussion in 'Adults with Type 1' started by Aidyn, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. connieleeann

    connieleeann New Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Diabetes makes me hate awkward conversations at work. Well, when I did work, before the accident, one of my supposed friends stopped me in the kitchen and being a rather warm day I had on a sleeveless shirt and I had a pod on my arm. She made a huge deal about how awful it was, and wasn't there some place I could hide it, and despite educating her, her main point was that I was (while wearing my pancreas on my sleeve) making a huge fashion faux-pas that no one enjoyed seeing.) It really turned my stomach. She has no idea what it's like to need to give your other sites a rest, and overall I felt like a high school geek trying to explain to the cheerleader why I prefer my comfortable sneakers to high heels. It made me see how she really felt about people in wheelchairs, or with cochlear implants, or other medical devices. And glad that I'm not really compatible with her as a friend.
  2. Ronin1966

    Ronin1966 Approved members

    Feb 18, 2010
    Knowing "IT" will happen again, malevolently mocking my vigilance.
  3. sunflowr72

    sunflowr72 Approved members

    Jul 13, 2013
    So very many things I hate

    OMG I've always wanted to list these peeves

    ...having had a purse since I was 10 (and people thinking I was pretentious because of it)
    ...never being able to have anything but a big purse so I can carry everything with me
    ...ignorant people who assume to tell me what I can and cannot eat
    ...people I haven't seen for awhile asking me "do you still have diabetes??" OMG DUH!!! (can I slap you?)
    ...having to take insulin in a dirty bathroom at a "nice" restaurant so I don't offend anyone
    ...I would love to just sip on a nice cold glass of juice, instead of always having to pound it back
    ...the unquenchable thirst and always having to carry something to drink with me everywhere I go
    ...people telling me how "hard" Type 2 is (give me a break!)
    ...having a chronic yeast infection (it just never seems to go away)
    ...knowing more about my diabetes than the doctor
    ...having had callouses on my fingers for the last 30 years
    ...having chronic insomnia
    ...having to eat when I don't want to/not being able to eat something because I shouldn't
    ...taking over 4300 needles a year
    ...people assuming I have type 2 because I'm overweight at the moment
    ...not knowing anyone who's more sick than me

    ...and sorry to say this folks, but the complications. I've had diabetes for over 30 years now, and even though I've always been so careful with my diabetes, I have peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) in my legs. The pain is unbelievable, even with pain medication. And that's another pet peeve... having to take medication 4 times a day, besides the insulin. But my eyes are terrific (the opthamologist says "no one would ever know you have diabetes!"), my kidneys are beautiful, my heart is 100%. So it is worth it, to fight for those good blood sugars.

    I so appreciate the chance to voice my hates. It's been a long time coming.
  4. Slugslug

    Slugslug New Member

    Oct 23, 2018
    UGH mood swings. I feel so frustrated and alone when my BG is either high/low, or even when its rising and falling, because I'm insanely emotionally sensitive to shifts. I usually just want to be alone because most of the time I act out and its crazy embarrassing, because unless you know the disease you don't know why someone is acting that way.

    I also hate it when people say "Don't worry, its manageable!" like yeah it is but its not always that simple... idk maybe thats just me being annoyed at people who clearly dont know what its like to grow up with T1D, like unless you have it i really dont want advice I could've gathered off of Google (to clarify these are the same types of people who say things like "lol you must've eaten too much sugar").

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