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Old 04-05-2013, 07:06   #1
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I was just curious if any of y'all have experienced people at work having problems with you managing your diabetes at work.

Someone today (who feels they are an expert on diabetes because a family member had it....this is the same person who said: 48? Thats not too low.) started questioning how many times I have to test. Since I switched to just insulin I am checking my sugars more.

Anyway I was just wondering what y'all experiences were.

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Just tell them "depends on my mood. Did you watch the latest movie blah blah blah". That should shut them up.

And if they give you any "expert advice" just tell them that every person has different symptoms/solutions. So you would rather discuss things with your doctor who has had to deal with variety of cases than just a few family members.

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Strangely, I work with a bunch of T2 diabetics and a T1 on a pump like me, so empathy is easy to find if needed. However, I try to avoid the subject of BG numbers all together, gives little room for people to voice their opinion.

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I know THREE T2's at work, none eat like I do ... and one asserts that I am TOO STRICT in my diet ... very frustrating.

My supervisor on the other hand once criticized a T1 for whipping out her kit and testing and injecting, mid-meeting. She thought it was RUDE. I told her that for some of us it is a political thing.

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I know THREE T2's at work, none eat like I do ... and one asserts that I am TOO STRICT in my diet ... very frustrating.

My supervisor on the other hand once criticized a T1 for whipping out her kit and testing and injecting, mid-meeting. She thought it was RUDE. I told her that for some of us it is a political thing.
Yeah, I got the 'rude' aspect for merely testing at my desk once, and for going on break at a more regular time to eat rather than when it was convenient to the owners. I told them when I was in a coma they could explain why directly to my family in front of a judge, they shut up from then on.
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I know THREE T2's at work, none eat like I do ... and one asserts that I am TOO STRICT in my diet ... very frustrating.

My supervisor on the other hand once criticized a T1 for whipping out her kit and testing and injecting, mid-meeting. She thought it was RUDE. I told her that for some of us it is a political thing.
This cracks me up! Funny what some people consider rude. I work in a factory, much , much "worse" behavior is still excepted as polite.

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This is an academic library ... (and my boss shamelessly used to reach up her shirt to adjust her bra, though!)

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Myself , I just test as I normally would. I don't hide it but don't advertise it either , kind of a need to know basis you could say.
I do test a few times during the day with my meter but am also on a pump with a CGM so I don't have to test as often and it makes it a little less obvious.

If someone does not like it then tough ( insert 4 letter word here ) they are just going to have to deal with it. Most everyone knows that I am one to tell it like it is no matter if they like it or not and they probably don't want to hear it from me.

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This is an academic library ... (and my boss shamelessly used to reach up her shirt to adjust her bra, though!)
That's just nasty

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I test when I need to, and there's always people around in our office, so I just do it at my desk and when I feel that I need to. I don't openly discuss it with coworkers, as I've found that there's certain topics that always bring arguments in our office - (1) opinions on medical issues, (2) politics, and (3) when it's actually going to get warm here.

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