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Old 04-19-2018, 18:46   #21
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Saw Elvis in LV in 2 times, great show- Got married in Vegas 50 years ago this Dec. to a USMC Sgt., now that is a challenge. Have a great day, and don't sweat the small stuff. E-mail me any time you want Bye jan

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um.....I got excited. I thought the thread title was 'Poutine in the corner' <blush>

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Dear Patches,

It is always okay to feel resentful, angry, jealous, depressed, childish and pouting.

These are realistic reactions to a diagnosis of diabetes and the resulting life changes that come with that.

When you feel them, feel them 100% and express them as fully as you can, which will vary depending on whether you're alone at home or out in some social situation.

Then, as quickly as you can, focus on the opposite positive feelings: acceptance, determination, calm, action, happy distractions, adapting, self praise, etc.

Look for inspiration from other people who faced serious life challenges of all kinds, read biographies or self-help books about those people or written by those people, and emulate their attitude or use their thinking tricks to incorporate your diabetes problem as just one part of an otherwise full and well-balanced life.

You can do it, Patches, get through the lows and the highs, and overall have the best peace of mind possible.

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I wouldn't call this pouting but I sure do find it annoying - just happened like 10 minutes ago - every other month people in my work unit get together with food to celebrate birthdays. Almost every time the same thing happens - there's cake, banana bread and fudge. They start distributing these food items and then someone always says "Scott can't have any!" The new people look somewhat quizzical as they look at me wondering why I can't have any - so I usually tell them. End result - not only do I get isolated but I then have to explain myself.

It's happened all my life - years ago I would get angry - now I just get mildly annoyed.

The sad thing is I don't like cake, banana bread or fudge anyway - so spare me the looks of pity for not eating all this processed crap LOL

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Just tell them you enjoy the same foods a a Canadian Black bear
Plants, fruits, nuts, honey, salmon, meat and nuts.

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I think in the future, I'll just tell people that I'm on a sugar detox. I'm sure they'll understand that better than the truth. LOL

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I wouldn't call this pouting but I sure do find it annoying - just happened like 10 minutes ago - every other month people in my work unit get together with food to celebrate birthdays. Almost every time the same thing happens - there's cake, banana bread and fudge. They start distributing these food items and then someone always says "Scott can't have any!" The new people look somewhat quizzical as they look at me wondering why I can't have any - so I usually tell them. End result - not only do I get isolated but I then have to explain myself.

It's happened all my life - years ago I would get angry - now I just get mildly annoyed.

The sad thing is I don't like cake, banana bread or fudge anyway - so spare me the looks of pity for not eating all this processed crap LOL
I've experienced mean people who enjoy picking on others who can't eat what they want in two work places. I let them know about diabetes & I've explained why I can't eat what they're eating. In spite of that, I'd get the same crap at least once a week:
At lunch, a co-worker will always say to me, "OK, we're ordering pizza...what do you want on yours?" After politely reminding them over & over that I can't have pizza, & them responding angrily, "OK....what CAN you eat?" I realized they were ridiculing me, so I replied what I can't quote here....it had something to do with his parents & birth control. It takes a lot to get me to that point, but that put an end to it.

Yeah. Some people really suck.

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I've experienced mean people who enjoy picking on others who can't eat what they want in two work places. I let them know about diabetes & I've explained why I can't eat what they're eating.
On occasion, I've likened my diabetes to a severe food allergy: "So I can't eat carby foods. If I was severely allergic to peanuts, would you show up with a bag of peanuts and say, 'You can eat this. It's OK. I have two EpiPens on me"?

That usually ends the conversation.

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ignorant coworker:"You have a nice personality, too bad you can't do something about that ass"

respond with this:"Thank you. And, you have a nice ass, too bad you cant do something about that personality"

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Patches, it's no different from doing Weight Watchers. The reality is once you get to normal weight, you realize that either you have to do without some things forever or you have to manage it. Have a once a month splurge if you can't handle normal portions for that item. Well, that's the logic. Hard to put into practice, but I keep trying.

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