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For those that take insulin with your meals, how do you go about taking it when you're out at a restaurant or other social gatherings? Do you take it out in front of everyone or do you try to find a secluded spot to take it? How does it make you feel when you take it, knowing people are curious?

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Frisco, TX
I had no problem taking my insulin in public places. I have been a diabetic since I was 9 years old and I am 30 now. People will get curious. Take it as a teaching moment.. Don't be afraid of what people say or be ashamed of your condition. Answer questions and be your own warrior in your diabetes wars!!

Bloomington, IN
I agree. In some instances doing shots in public is a teaching moment. However beware,I had a boss of mine fire me for having a low blood sugar and another boss told me to do my shot in the bathroom because I was "scaring people"

Frisco, TX
Angela did you ever report them? That blows my mind, that they were able to do that to you. In both instances that would be discrimination.

Bongaree, AUS
Sometimes I can do it on the sly. Mostly I find a secluded place. Some people are weird about it. Some are none the wiser. I try to find a secluded place to save the hassle of arguing with brainless, judgemental freaks. I don't let it worry me too much though.

Ingleburn, AUS
Wow Angela that is just horrible. That would be unfair dismissal for being fired for low blood sugar. And the other boss should be pulled up for discrimination. I refuse to go to the bathroom to do mine. I have always done mine in public, where and whenever. It's a part of who I am and I refuse to hide it like it's something to be ashamed of. If I am out with someone that hasn't seen me do it before I just let them know, hey I am a diabetic so will be doing a needle. Usually they have no problem, unless it's a person with a needle phobia. If I know that about them I give them a heads up and they look away for the 2 seconds it takes me to do it. Most times people don't even know I have done it and it's usually at the lunch or dinner table, it's pretty quick so unless I draw attention to it, they probably won't notice. Plus as I use pens and not syringes it is a lot less intimidating for potential onlookers.

Yerington, NV
I do it no matter where I'm at I have do no matter so don't be shy about it apart of ur life style

Palmdale, CA
I used to go to the restroom to shoot, but now I just do at the table. People seem to understand.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2002.
Alexandria, GBR
For me l just inject at the table n l sometime need to inject when a a meeting but they r fine with me injecting and have also answered an questions that they have asked. And like Robert most people around me seem to understand

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I've always been embarrassed about taking mine

Biscoe, NC
It's one reason I haves pump

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