I have compiled a list of things that you should never say to me unless you want to get beat.
Now… this post is in good fun so to any family and friends out there who have said any of this to me…deal with it, yo. I’m 50% kidding, 50% serious. In other words I’m old enough that I don’t really care one way or the other if you say these shenanigans to me.
I don’t want anyone to stop asking me questions on my diseaseys in the heazies (that’s what I’m nicknaming it tonight) I like informing people of the different types and what I do to keep on truckin’ so keep on askin.” I’m in the mood that I’m part country/ part gansta tonight.
Anyway here are a few for you.
1. “You need to eat something.”
This is a big one in my family and most of the time I’m told this when I’m completely normal…and by normal I mean my normal strange self. Proceeding this statement is people bringing me food after I already said I didn’t want anything… I’ve survived with this for 25 years…I’m well aware of when I need to eat something. I appreciate the caring, but please stop harassing me.
In my younger days they used to constantly give me rice krispy treats and muffins…. I swear, to this day, I can’t look at a rice krispy treat without getting upset and quite frankly, scared someone is going to try to make me eat it. I’ll probably have nightmares tonight. Thanks a lot, blog!
2. “Have your kidneys/ eyes/ feet or whatever complication a type 1 can give you down the road failed you yet?”
Ummmm…seriously? It’s the “yet” that gets me riled. You don’t knowwwww me. You don’t knowwwww where I live. Just cause you know an old man that had problems doesn’t mean I will.
3. “Should you be eating that?”
This one doesn’t bother me as much as it does other type 1’s. I’ve said it in previous posts. We can eat whatever you can eat…we just have to give enough insulin to cover it. Research and medicine treatments have come a long way since 20 years ago. Join the 21st century why don’t ya?
4. “Why are you acting weird? Are you low?”
It’s my face. Shush it.
5. “Is that a pager?”
Yes. Yes it is a pager. I’m very important…. living in the 90’s and all that jazz.
That’s all you people get. Now stop harassing me for more blog posts!! Haha…100% kidding on that one!! Thanks for the support and requests.
And please don’t ever say these things to Type 1’s…foreva eva and eva evaaa? Yes.