RE: [IP] testing at work
I probably would have just said "no, I'm not texting, but I am doing a
personal blood test and thought I would spare you the vision in case you
have a weak stomach." Was your pod in a visible location?
I have to admit that I am glad to be past the dating scene. That is hard
enough without the complications of diabetes.
T2 11/92, OmniPod 2/10
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Susan Lane
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 17:33
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] testing at work
Well, if we're telling amusing diabetes stories, I have one that several of
you may have experienced. I was on a date with someone I had never met
before. I'm trying to be very discrete about shooting up (I use an Omnipod
which is remote control) because I just never know when to bring up the
diabetes thing (no, I'm not the least bit embarrasses by it). So, I'm
pushing buttons on my remote under the table and the guy looks at me in
total disbelief and says, "are you texting?" I had been waiting for this to
happen as I have only been pumping for 6 months. I still don't know how to
really handle this situation, so I may just tell them before hand. Anyone
have any advice on this?
On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 3:08 PM, <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I understand how you feel.
> I use to work doing data entery for a big company. I was usually a
> long time in the bathroom, because I usually tested in there. I one
> day threw a tissue with a small drop of blood on it from wiping my
> finger off from the test. One hour later the boss called me into his
> office with all of the staff there, and asked if I was an intervenous
> drug user because I was in the bathroom for a long time and that
> someone found the bloody tissue.
> Kathy S.
> In a message dated 5/2/2011 11:16:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
> About 25 years ago I worked at EDS Federal (Ross Perot's company).
> We had a tiny office within an office, with no windows and no
> Some of the ladies chain smoked all day.
> I asked them if they could maybe take it outside, and they told me I
> needed to quit spreading my diabetes around into the air.
> No joke. People need to get a life, and get educated.
> Laura in NM.
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