Diabetes Police

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Topic Title: Diabetes Police
Created On: 12/02/2009 11:35 PM

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 10/18/2010 05:46 PM

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AmariT

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When I get annoyed at questions I've heard over and over again, I usually start making stuff up. "No, no, see. I have diabetes 5.7. We just have to avoid butternut squash."

That is not actually a good way to deal with the little annoyances of life.

Seriously, though, just stay calm and explain how diabetes actually works. If you're lucky, they'll learn something and you'll have saved both yourself and others they may meet further on down the line some annoyances.

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 10/05/2010 12:05 PM

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sverma

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It sound like you are annoyed with the uninformed statemetns that people make. I think the best way to handle this situation is to say something to the effect of, "I have had diabetes all my life and my doctor has informed me about the specifics of the disease. I am able to manage my diabetes with the health plan my doctor has mapped out for me. I don't take advice from anyone other than my doctor about my condition. If you want to learn more about diabetes, you can check out a health community such as diabetes1.com."
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 12/02/2009 11:35 PM

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Diabetic_Iz_Me

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Living with Diabetes can be a pain in the you know what but for the most part you learn to live with it and move on. Before I was diagnosed no one paid attention to what I ate after I was diagnosed that changed. I constantly have to say, "Diabetic's can eat whatever they want in moderation." I don't mind but after a certain point and hearing the same thing my blood starts pumping. I want to say "Hello! Didn't I tell you this before?" but I don't. I explain the same thing to them over and over again. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

Diabetes Police: "You can't eat that."

Me: "Yes, I can. Diabetic's can enjoy the same foods you eat. The only difference is we can't eat it all in one serving."

Diabetes Police: "Diabetic's can't have sugar."

Me: "Yes, I can. I watch the amount of sugar I eat but I focus a lot on counting carbohydrates."

I know I'm not alone. How do you deal with Diabetes Police? If you are a PWD (Person with Diabetes) I know you have come across a few Diabetes Police. I know they mean well but COME ON, GIVE ME A BREAK, and GIVE US A BREAK!










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