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Re: [IP] Re: has this ever happened with anyone (r

True true,
most of the time that that has happened about people offering one of my
friends or family was the ones that BLURTED out that i am a diabetic...

Brian Carter
ICQ # 27217438
-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: Bcarter <Bcarter>
Date: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: has this ever happened with anyone (r

>On  4 Jan 99 at 16:55, Brian Carter wrote:
>> I went to Denny's Last night to eat and told the person that gets the
>> that i want a diet coke and i sat there for about a minute hearing him
>> me i don't need a "diet" not wanting him to feel bad when i told him i
>> diabetic (this happened once before the lady i thought was going to break
>> tears while trying to appologize). Then once I did he then tried to
>> me that i couldn't be a diabetic i turned to him and kindly said "you
mean i
>> have been shoving this needle in me for the past 7 years for nothing??"
>> then turned and walked away ha ha..
>I've told people that I just like Diet Coke...  must be a regional thing
because around here more
>people drink Diet Coke than the real thing...
>> One other think that happens alot is that people offer me something REAL
>> sweet and i turn them down because i am diabetic when they ask and they
>> trying to appologize and i just say " don't appologize i would only be
>> if you didn't offer in the first place".
>I don't make an issue of it - if I want to eat it I try to figure out an
appropriate bolus, and if
>the estimate doesn't scare me off I eat it.  If I don't want to eat it I
just say "No thanks.  I'm
>not hungry at the moment."
>Most people don't know how to act when they find out you have diabetes.  I
don't go out of my way
>to hide it, but I also try not to make a big issue of it.  There are lots
of reasons people want
>diet drinks and turn down candy.  If someone gets real pushy about sweets I
generally ask if they
>are getting a commision based on the amount they get people to eat - humor
can cover a lot of
>uncomfortable situations...  and sometimes if they won't stop after that
I'll tell them that I
>don't really want to take the extra insulin that eating their snack would
require...  that rarely
>happens because most people accept the fact that you just don't want it...
>Randall P. Winchester
>* The views expressed here are mine and do not necessarily *
>* reflect the official position of anyone in particular.            *
>* There's no guarantee on anything said here...
>* If I say I understand something completely the only thing
>* we can both be assured of is that I must have completely
>* misunderstood something.
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