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What's Your "Most Annoying D Question?"

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Mom264, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Heather(CA)

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    I honestly have never been annoyed by a question. I just think of it as a reason to educate. There were a couple of comments made when Seth was first dx'd however that I will never forget:mad: This happened when I was flagged down by a lady in the neighborhood while on the way home from the Hosp...

    Stupid lady "Just don't let him get below 20"

    Seth @ 7yrs. "What happens if you get below 20?"

    Stupid lady "You die"


    Really? This woman never did have an edit button:rolleyes:
     
  2. PAULEEN

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    "Is he regulated yet?" This is the question I get that I get all the time that really REALLY ANNOYS me!! :confused:
     
  3. Charlotte'sMom

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    This is the one that bothers me. Obviously, they don't understand diabetes and are probably thinking about type 2. A child with undiagnosed type 1 can't go very long without getting very, very ill.

    This one bothers me and "at least she'll never know anything different." It bothers me because I think of all the carefree years that Charlotte will never have. No, I don't think it's better that she got it now as opposed to later when she'll "know different." She can look around and see that no one else counts carbs and takes insulin.

    Otherwise, I don't really mind the questions. In fact, I'd rather educate. I have a family blog and I've gone into some detail (while trying not to be boring about it) so that my friends and family are a little more educated than average.
     
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  4. OxyMoron

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    Not a question to me, but an overheard comment that still bugs me after an otherwise excellent hospital stay (at diagnosis).

    Our last night on PHDU, and I was staying next to Elinor's cot (she was dx'd at 10 months). She'd come off all her IVs that day and started on MDI. I'd just got her to sleep and a nurse from elsewhere in the hospital came into the unit and said to our nurse "So, where's this diabetic kid you've been torturing?" :(
     
  5. skyleysmom

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    Upon telling a coworker that she was diagnosed on my first day back at work after dx...

    "You have to be so careful what you feed them."
     
  6. NoMoreShots

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    First DX'ed "How many times do you have to shoot up?"
    Or "Don't be mean to her, she has diabetes"
    or the classic"How do you get it?" I didn't really get me mad. It feels like they see me at a healthy weight and wondering why I have it. Plus we went over diabetes in class like a month before that question.

    There was this conversation one day in medical class about diabetes. Only a few people knew I had it. Someones sister had T1 in the class and mentioned the smell of insulin. Our teacher who was a RN said there is no smell to insulin. She acted like she knew everything.:mad:I was thinking boy that nurse must have no smelling capability because she said shes given plenty of insulin shots. Bad thing is I have her in class for the next 3 years.
     
  7. sisterbeth43

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    I also had a lady tell me a few days after Reann's diagnosis to enjoy the time I had left with her--that she would probably only live another year or two! Luckily I knew better.

    And I think the most annoying for me is my sister (whom I love dearly), just can't get it thru her head the difference between type 1 and 2. I have explained it till I'm blue in the face. Her son was dx'd with type 1 as an adult and she also thinks he and Reann are irresponsible because they don't keep their bgs at the right number all the time.
     
  8. Pavlos

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    I once took Nephele to an ear/nose/throat specialist for an earache, and told him she has T1. The doctor (sic) casually asked "is she taking somethong for it?"
     
  9. Barbzzz

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    I'm vacillating between horror and anger. Unbelievable.

    :eek::mad::eek::mad::eek::mad:
     
  10. heamwdevine

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    "Isn't that from eating too much sugar?" this just bothers me because of the ignorance about the disease.

    "maybe she'll grow out of it"

    for some reason I always get "is she stabilized yet?"
     
  11. CButler

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    With the exception of the pediatrician we go to now, they have always asked dumb questions.

    "So are you checking her numbers?"
    "Is she under control?"
    "What's a low?"
    "I'm afraid she may have other autoimmune problems in the future." (and goes on to tell us several possibilities right in front of her.):mad:
     
  12. Mom2Boys

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    Yeah, that one gets to me too. I understand where people are coming from when they say it, but I don't think they realize just how sad that really is. As a parent, you want your kids to remember those carefree childhood years and my son will never even remember a single birthday, Christmas, etc without diabetes.

    Overall, I don't get too annoyed because I asked some silly questions at diagnosis too. So far we haven't been asked if it was from eating too much sugar, but I think that would upset me.
     
  13. Gaia

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    Take an insulin pen or vial (whatever you use) in to class. Explain ( nicely) that there was misinformation given in class & youd like to clear it up. Then inject it into a cup or something and tell them what YOU smell. Me- it smells like bandaids. Then ask what THEY smell. You never know - you could be the teacher here!

    Ive had the comment about catching it early too. But then I explain that there really isnt a way to catch it too early. That Joey was 1180 at Dx ( I get some amazed looks at this - even had ppl tell me its impossible. I tell them Ill bring his papers from the hospital but that I really dont feel the need to prove myself & WHY would I make that up??? ). That I was told he'd more than likely be comatose by morning. And that 3 months before, hed had no symptoms of D at all. But then I try to remember, when I get those comments, that some ppl really dont understand the way we do. After all, how much did we really know before Dx? I knew what I learned in CNA class but after I found there was so much more to it. So sometimes, not always cause there are stupid ppl who make stupid comments, but sometimes its just a matter of them not knowing what we do. And like I said before, I explain as much as they would like to hear and see it as education. Because there can never be too much in my mind.
     
  14. jcanolson

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    After almost 4 years, we've heard most of the ones listed, but the one that still annoys me 2 years later was from a know-it-all older woman who said - "I don't know why anyone would put up with having diabetes when they can JUST get a pancreas transplant.":eek::eek:
    I nearly hit her.
     
  15. NoMoreShots

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    My mom says the same thing about the smell. When I was first DX'ed we smelled it and she thought it smelled like a bandaid. I'm curious...What happened when your son was that high? I never knew it could go that high:eek:
     
  16. mom2two

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    The question I find most annoying is " Can he or should he eat that?" I have to keep telling the SAME people over and over again that he can eat sweets.
     
  17. Gaia

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    I didnt either Tara! I made them repeat themselves like 3 times. I thought he had a stomach bug. He had really bad stomach cramps, was drinking almost constantly, always hungry, always peeing. At one point I thought he was better, sent him to school and had to pick him up a few hours later. Few days later the same thing. I thought it was a stomach bug. :eek: 1 night I called my mom and asked her to take us to the ER ( my husband was working and we only had 1 vehicle at the time). When we got to the ER, I told them his symptoms - they took him straight back, tested his bg and the nurse actually said "Holy S**T!". Moved him to the 1st bed, retested him and said that he was being admitted ASAP. She knew before he saw the DR. He was walking and talking which amazed them. I was in shock for a long time and broke down every time I had to 'use the bathroom'. And I still feel a lot of guilt over not seeing what was right in front of me. Sometimes we have arguments over high bg readings because I think that HE thinks that since he was that high that 300 or 400 isnt so bad. But thats another thread.

    I hope I answered your question. If not, please feel free to pm me anytime & good luck in your classes. :cwds:
     
  18. MReinhardt

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    Here's one for you all. How about an ER dr, asking "what is an insulin pump"

    And how about another dr asking if Chell's insulin pump is connected to her pacemaker.

    The only thing that I can do is education them all.
     
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  19. NoMoreShots

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    Wow thats amazing that he was talking and everything. Over 1000, I would think coma. And thanks:)I don't go back to school until August.
     
  20. Mom211

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    :p too funny!
     

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