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Re: [IP] A Long Vent On Frustrating DIABETES Misconceptions
Gadzooks! the worst one of all is when a NURSE offers you cookies and says
"You can have brown sugar, it's Natural...." Yeah, so's Deadly Nightshade,
but I don't wish to ingest it.
Pork fat is also quite "natural" should I make a habit of eating it??? No,
don't think so...<G>
Rather amusing, I told one kid who kept bugging me about my pump at CoCo's
that "all the folks on my planet wear these"....He went back to his folks
and left me alone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alecia Wesner"
Subject: [IP] A Long Vent On Frustrating DIABETES Misconceptions
> I too know the pain of pump/diabetes misconceptions!
> As a teenager (pre-pump) I went into a restaurant
> bathroom to take my shot. There were 2 stalls and
> they were being used, so after waiting forever, I
> started filling my shot on the counter.Of course mid
> syringe fill this older woman comes out of the stall,
> looks at me and walks around me as though I had the
> plague. She washed her hand and mumbled something
> about kids and DRUGS today!!! She practically ran out
> of the bathroom. I was maybe 14 yrs old, and
> self-conscious and this certainly was upsetting.
To top it all off, her sister's a
> physician's assistant and has some really outdated
> knowledge of diabetes.Only adds to the GGGGGRRRRRR
> My own aunt (a trained nurse) asked when I had "the
> surgery".uuuummmm WHAT? So I explained that there's
> no pump surgery and I change the site every three days
> and she said "sounds like quite a hassle".Gee
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