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Re: [IP] the non-diabetic
I have very definitely been fortunate so far. The only person I've
encountered this past year who was *persistently* like that was a
once-removed relative who was T2. And we argued for an hour at
least, pretty much emptied the kitchen of other people, too.. :-)
Nothing like two diabetics arguing in the kitchen over whether that
slice of lemon meringue pie can be eaten or not. *giggle*
Usually when any *non* diabetic starts to try to teach me
something, I launch into high-paced, highly technical discussions
of the disease, using all the technical jargon I can manage.
Followed by a lengthy blasting of Kaiser Permanente who assumed
I was type 2 since I was 37 (though I was 15 lbs underweight), who
never bothered to test for anything else, including a description of
how I managed to find an endo who would agree to test me for type
Usually shuts 'em up FAST. Then they get that glazed-eye look.
It's even better if I can pull out my lancet pen or syringes and color-
coded bg charts and start waving them around.
It'll get even better when I can talk about square waves and boluses
and basals, instead of just insulin speeds, site rotation,
hypertrophy, site absorption rates and how injectible insulin is
created from genetically altered E COLI. hehhehehehe.
Then again, when I had a fixator on my arm (pins sticking out as a
form of mobile traction for my broken arm), I rather enjoyed
grossing people out by taking off the cover:
warning: disgustingly gross pictures!
I must have a devilish streak in me somewhere. You think?
I can talk really fast and technical and pompous when I need to. :-)
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