Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by lisamustac, May 25, 2011.
I'm pretty sure the average Joe doesn't even think about it that much.
I forgot to ask the person who gave me this "cure"
The village idiots raise their ugly heads again.
Parents who don't have a type one child and in my case celiac also, are experts at "helping" you out, with this medical misadventure, that you caused solely, due to unfit parenting skills, too much sugar, not enough vegetables, def. too much Coca Cola, not enough fruit, dressed her funny, she was either too cold or too hot "always was a sickly kid anyway, what did you expect",
you fuss too much about this diabetes thing, just give them a jab, they will be fine, "thank goodness, you have a cure in insulin", so many other poor kids don't have that luxury!! In India, they lose limbs, (we don't live in India, for that reason!!), have you seen a specialist about it??, (no just a Ped every 3 months to get the "cure" insulin!) Great Aunty Sally had type 2, so I know how you feel, well thank god she is dead now, so I don't have to listen to her also!! You are giving her jelly beans, and she can't have sugar, you are killing her, actually she is having a hypo, piss off!! The classic, "she will grow out of it", really, hope its at the age of 80 years old! The ultimate, "is it the bad one, with the injections and all that, I couldn't stand that, for my child" Well, quite frankly my dear, I can't stand it for my child either, but there is nothing written down that your child might not get it also.
Yes to this. (huh?)
My dd's friend's mom told her daughter that K got diabetes because she ate too much sugar - she said this WHILE feeding her daughter a big piece of carrot cake with very sweet icing. I did try my best to educate her but she never listened. I'm glad they've since left for a So. American country - 36 hours by plane away from us! Same mom thinks it's okay for dd to eat crackers and fruits (without bolusing) but not the ice-cream and jello.
This is perfect! No wonder we all pull our hair out over ignorance about this disease!
They MUST be sweet potatoes, if you don't mind the clarification. They must be precooked, then made to stand in a row, and your foil hat must face east-southeast, while you meditate humming "boom chakala boom", as you spin on your head counterclock-wise, while tapping both hands together.
Otherwise it doesn't work....from what I've heard...
Oh, that's what we did wrong. And I understand you only get one chance, so here we are still giving insulin. Drat.
Exactly right, but so many people insist on sharing their opinions.
Personally Im all about the ''educate, advocate and repeat' but some people dont want to be educated and it just makes me more upset.
I have found I have to pick and choose my battles these days.
The 90 year old lady who still calls it ''sugar diabetes'' but really means well, I explain once its type 1 not 2, autoimmune...etc etc. If she keeps on disagreeing, I respecfully walk away. Im done with that topic.
The mom of one of my sons friends? I make sure they get it because otherwise maybe their kid will repeat something hurtful to my son. I educate whenever needed.
And the one who thinks they know it all, and makes ignorant comments? I distract them and then jab em with a lancet
People are stupid. No question about it.
Just an FYI about something I recently learned, there is a kind of diabetes that has nothing to do with insulin and blood sugar, so when someone calls it "sugar diabetes" I no longer flinch -- they actually are referencing that it's a kind of diabetes!
I also don't mind someone calling it "the sugar" because to me that's like by friend who when she gets sick with that general feel like junk illness calls it "the crud". As in "I've got the crud." So, it's almost endearing to me because it makes me think they are using a colloquialism to get closer to me, kind of like if someone just met me and yelled out, "hey, b34tch!" with a smile, it might not be appropriate but it's supposed to be friendly!
Oh I wasnt implying calling it Sugar Diabetes was bad, just old school. Ive encountered alot of older folks who call it that, and still think if you hyave D you cant do AB or C. They mean well but dont realize times have changed.
Not to derail thread but what other kind of diabetes is there? I always understood it that diabetes was called the sugar due to the sweet smell and high sugar content in urine. (old school testing).
No, I know what you mean, the difference between deliberate malice and just not knowing the new ways!
Here's the other diabetes -- I guess the mellitus (?) for honey is ours, I never knew about this until recently.
Woah!! Symptoms are so similiar to that of DKA. Honestly they need new terms. Diabetes is becoming too confusing amongst the masses.
Ive stopped saying ''my son has diabetes''. Now I just say hes ''type 1''.
Thanks for the info!
Me too! It's a pretty good way to dodge much of the issue in casual interactions.
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