As you can see from from the title of my post, I thought it was worthy to share some of the comments I get when I tell people I am diabetic.
Today, as I am waiting in the doctor's office, I am kindly offered a juice box since I am likely going to be waiting forever. Yes, this is a known in the Canadian healthcare system even with an appointment. I'll get to that another time. My response was, "Oh no thank you, I'm ok. " The staff member says, "Oh you don't like mango?" "No, I'm diabetic, don't do sugar drinks. " Assuming he is continually around the medical community, it was surprising that his final response was "Oh, you don't look diabetic." How am I supposed to respond to that? For those that know me? I didn't respond.
I get it, people don't always understand the differences between type 1 and type 2 or really just don't have any exposure to the disease. I don't blame them, but then I typically don't respond. Unless I have to.