Monday, May 17, 2010
I have found that as we deal with T1D I have little patience for ignorance. I have gotten questions like "is it the bad kind of diabetes?" to "why is she eating THAT?" and more. So many people get T2 and T1 mixed up and really just don't get it. One night while dining in a local restaurant, I kindly asked our server how many carbs in an item and her answer was " a lot". Are you kidding me?? A lot? In compared to what? How does that help me? "I don't know" would have sounded more intelligent. I honestly wanted to punch said server in the nose. Why does ignorance when it comes to T1D ruffle my feathers so much? I think there are two reasons. First being that I want everyone to understand. I don't want their pity but I want them to get what my daughter goes through every day. Secondly I am jealous. I used to be that ignorant person who thought that counting goldfish crackers was over the top and had no clue what Lantus, Novalog, carb ratios, keytones, etc, etc. were. There was a day that I was ignorant too and ignorance was bliss.
Posted by Heidi =) at 1:12 PM