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Old 07-03-2018, 15:17   #11
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Thinking about the receptionist's reaction, and what these terms might convey...

"I have diabetes" is something similar to "I have a cold". A passive way of describing the condition and leaves an unspoken idea of getting over it someday.

"I am diabetic" can be thought of as defining the person - something permanent. An unwanted label.

Not that I think this way, but in a society that tends to blame the individual for being diabetic, "having" it may sound less shameful.

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Old 07-03-2018, 21:01   #12
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I am now convinced "I got da Sugars"

Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.2 (02/2020)
TC 183 LDL 102 HDL 65 TG 52 (02/20/2020)
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65 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Old 07-04-2018, 00:13   #13
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Heck i just say the marriage between my beta cells and alpha cells resulted in divorce. As a result, my alpha cells have a broken heart on the absence of his long and one time close partner. In other words I have CCD "Chronic Cupids Deficiency"

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Developed Hypoglycemic Unawareness Dec 83
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