How do you handle people who think they know everything about being Type 2 ?

By bilow72 Latest Reply 2012-12-25 09:14:09 -0600
Started 2012-12-07 01:00:41 -0600

Today I was in a clubhouse I belong too and was checking my blood but was having issues with my fingers getting blood. I had someone who is known as mr. all it all telling me what I HAVE TO DO. I almost told him off. I informed him nicely that I'm doing what my doctor told me what to do I know he was being nice but I honestly cant stand him or him telling WHAT I HAVE TO DO incontrolling my diabetes ect. He than informed I shouldnt be checking my sugars in the clubhouse than he proceded to leave and HAD to show me how it was done.
Ive been getting info overload inperson thats why I go online. I'm probably one of the most proactive person I know that looks after her chronic illnesses.

8 replies

Type1Lou 2012-12-25 09:14:09 -0600 Report

I've found that if I thank such a person politely for their opinion, then proceed to ignore his/her input, I've not given them power over me and held the high ground…at least, that's what I hope I would do.

Tony5657 2012-12-09 08:14:06 -0600 Report

Hi Bilow72,

As you probably know, there are certain personality types that feel they just HAVE to do that sort of thing or they'll burst. I can't remember what they're called but they seem to be everywhere. Try your best to not let them control your mind. If you do, you will be the loser experiencing anger, hatred, the urge to kick A$$, etc..

I'm learning how to control my mind and not let my mind control me. It makes for much less stress. With practice, I'm getting better at this. When something like this happens to me, I say over and over to myself, "Consider that source. He/she is most likely a self imposed authority on everything but a TRUE authority on nothing so I see him/her only as a babbling fool & idiot." That works for me. :o) Say that to the person and get ready for most anything - high blood pressure, stress, and a kick 'em A$$ contest. (That may mess up your shoes!) LOL

Tony in New Braunfels, TX (re-training my ol' brain) :o)

bilow72 2012-12-25 02:58:44 -0600 Report

update on this idiot i was writing about hes been throwing a sissy fit and pulls at attitude non stop. he knows I will say something to him but hes not worth it.
what makes me sick is Ive seen people who dont even care about being diabetic and buys junk food ect. to me i just want to strangle them. at least im trying to take control of my diabetes

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-08 19:11:04 -0600 Report

I would have told him to take his license to practice medicine back to Wal-Mart. Tact is not my strongest point. I would simply let him have it with both barrels. Since it doesn't seem as though he is your friend, I would not have cared one bit if his feelings were hurt. If you don't stop people like him, he will continue to do this. You also do not have to explain anything to him. Don't worry about it and just stop him the next time he does that. It is up to you to be nice about it.

Jan8 2012-12-08 07:37:18 -0600 Report

It's nobodys business but your own. I usually say'Oh now you're an endocrinologist?

Harlen 2012-12-07 09:33:32 -0600 Report

I just hold up my hand and sey thank you but I got it and yurn my back on them
It seams to work well for me lol lol lol lol
Best wishes

jayabee52 2012-12-07 01:29:30 -0600 Report

About all I can say is politely stand your ground. If he is such a know-it-all he should not try to contradict what your Dr says. Perhaps you might want to ask him where he got his MD, and ask him to show you his medical diploma.