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Hey I'm**** I'm 21 years old and have had type one diabetes for 20 years, living with it is difficult, especially when you're bosses don't understand, I dislike when nondiabetics offer me "advice" and it's one of the things that when people get on my case about it I get really mad.

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Mt Laurel, NJ
I'm the same way. I'm all for advice but not when they don't know what they are talking about. It makes me angry. I had a family member say 'wouldn't it be good if you could decrease your insulin by 95%?' Now I don't know where they got that number but I am on the pump and take an avg 50-60 units a day and 33.05 of that is my basal insulin. If I cut it 95% I would be dead. I know they meant well but it still infuriates me.

Annapolis, MD
I hate it when people do that ! Especially my in -laws.. Who are they to give me advice... They don't have diabetes.. Oh we'll I try to let it go in one ear and out the other,otherwise I'd have a break

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2008.
St Petersburg, FL
My son is 6 years old and has been diagnosed for 5years. (Just 3 days after his first birthday) Nondiabetics think they know diabetes, but you really don't until it takes over your everyday life.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2008.
St Petersburg, FL
**** everyone assumes my son will surpass the "hating" stage that most diabetics go through because he was too young to remember life before, what were some of your struggles.

Mt Laurel, NJ
****it started when they sent me the link to this ridiculous book 'cure diabetes in 30 days' or something like that. That set me OFF!!! I then started posting all kinds of T1 facts on my fb like a pucture of veggies that says 'no my diabetes won't go away if I eat this'. They commented 'is this for me?' I said I'm just trying to educate people.

Mt Laurel, NJ
****another one was again on fb and it was this herb soup of some kind. I got into it with a friend and said 'my pancreas is dead, nothing is going to help it. She replied 'my pancreas is half dead and I figured it couldn't hurt'. Only to find out she is T2 which is a whole other anger when it comes to debates

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
:) Diabetes rage, I know it all too well. My personal fave is seeing all the new foods that cause it or could help. Over the years I've seen it blames on potatoes and wine among others

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Sometimes I get peeved with the endo's or educators if they don't have it!

Bedford, GBR
Amen 😄

Wilmslow, GBR
I have that problem too it really annoys me

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