"You Don't Look Diabetic"
Since I am waiting in the doctor's office I thought I would try a mobile post from my phone.
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.
wow. I'm so happy to have come across your blog. Reading your story is blowing my mind because I was also diagnosed at age 17. I recently switched to a pump and I feel like only now am I really starting to deal with my disease in a more "mature" way. I started to blog about it too, as a way to be more open (mostly to challenge myself to be more open).
8/24/2015 12:20:26 am
I originally found your blog just over a year ago and every few months I have reason to recommend your Dexcom site post to someone. It has been a while and today when I wanted to link your blog, I had a hard time locating it. I just wanted to comment and tell you that I really enjoyed reading your posts and was disappointed when I saw you haven't posted anything new in a very long time. Hope all is well. I'd love to hear more. You were the first blogger I found that my son could relate to since so many are female. Keep sharing!
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