Family Guy

Katie Suvak
By Katie Suvak Latest Reply 2013-01-21 13:12:23 -0600
Started 2013-01-17 19:37:39 -0600

Watching family guy and they had a fat guy say I have diaabeetes (diabetes) I just hate when family guy makes fun of shit and idk. I just felt like mentioning it.. Ever hear that song "die die diabetes"? People need to stop being so inconsiderate. oh and did you ever notice all people do is complain..? Like this message I'm complaining. I'm complaining about complaining. Nice little thought there huh? That is all.

17 replies

BrookeLauren 2013-01-21 02:06:36 -0600 Report

Katie I agree with you 100%. Ironically enough I work at Rocky Mountain chocolate factory and customers come in all the time joking about how their gonna get diabetes from being in there. It really frustrates me. It's totally normal and I'm right there next to you with this one

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-21 11:07:01 -0600 Report

People say things like that because they lack knowledge of the topic at hand. If you get frustrated that is your fault. It is a prime opportunity to educate them. If you buy into their ignorance of a topic then you are in a sense allowing them to control your emotions.

JSJB 2013-01-21 04:15:49 -0600 Report

Some people just have to say something not thinking who is around them. I just ignore them but I do not hold back about talking about this condition. I feel that I am educating people who are not familiar with this condition. I get pretty good responses. No matter what medical condition you have, people are going to have something to say sooo just show them your beautiful smile and bid them a healthy day.

Maggs777 2013-01-19 06:53:03 -0600 Report

I have read a few of your posts now and you seem like a very angry person. Wondering why other people don't have issues will do you no good. Part of my problem with that comment is that just by looking at people you can't know what they are going through in their life. I am a perfect example of that and here is why.

I was born with a tumor on my spine when I was born and to this day I have a lot of issues with my back. I eventually will end up in a wheelchair due to the deterioation of my discs. When I was 27 I had to have a hysterectomy which meant I couldn't have any more children. I am currently going to have a mammogram and ultrasound once a year because I have suspicious cysts that could turn into breast cancer. I am currently about 80 pounds overweight but not because I eat a lot or don't take care of my body. I have to take a medication every day for my back which causes weight gain.

By looking at me you would never know any of that information so judging people before you know their situation is really unfair. I will admit that some people who are overweight don't take care of themselves so I understand your feelings.

I have just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and I can choose to be angry and wonder why me with everything else I have had to deal with in my life but I am choosing to live with it and focus on getting better. It is not the end of the world. I still have a very supportive and wonderful family who will be by my side every step of the way. Am I scared about all of the complications that could result from having Diabetes? Absolutely but I'm not going to let it control my life. I'm going to continue to be happy and look forward to all the great things to come in my life. I know you are young and believe me when I was younger I didn't always have the most positive attitude towards things so I'm hoping as you get older you will be able to see past the Diabetes and just enjoy living.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-21 12:38:49 -0600 Report

Maggs I agree with you. Just about all of her post make her seem like a very angry person. She spends too much time hating everything that she can't see past it. To say that someone is over weight doesn't respect their body was not a very nice thing to say. One day I hope she will decide to grow up and become a better more positive person.

You can't look at someone and judge them based on how they look. The strong healthy looking person could be on disability because of an illness, could be diabetic, have high blood pressure or even a cancer survivor.

Based on the story you shared about yourself, no one would know what medical problems you have. You also have a positive attitude. The anger and hatred of things are a burden to Katie that is dragging her down. If I knew her I would never want to friend her or be in her presence.

When I was training to be an EMT, we got a call to the home of a 14 year old girl. When we arrived she was sitting in her wheelchair smiling and laughing and joking with us. She had Leukemia. She was at the point where nothing else could be done for her. Her hair had grown back she was in a cute outfit playing with her brother. Her mother called because the grandmother had taken a fall and she wanted us to help get her up. The grandmother was taken to the hospital mainly because of her age. She told us how her granddaughter made a point of always greeting each day with a smile, how she kept up with school work as much as possible and made cards for her classmates.

We got a call back to the house 2 months later and she was in bed. She had died with a smile on her face. She was a beautiful girl and based on what we were told, she never let her illness get her down. Her mom said she spent time making a card for each one of her classmates and all her teachers telling them why she like them and how she hoped they would become what ever they wanted to be in life.

If this young girl could find very positive things in life with a life threatening illness, Katie can do the same thing. Odds are she won't because anger and hatred have become a part of her. She can't see past it and she can't find a way out of it. Age is a factor. Odds are she is angry with herself when makes her miserable. To make herself feel better she is passing judgement on people. She also many not have many friends and will continue to lose them because of her attitude. One of two things is going to happen with her. She will grow up and be mature enough to handle her life or she will grow up but be very immature and friendless. We can only hope for the best for her. She has to do the rest of the work.

Katie Suvak
Katie Suvak 2013-01-21 13:12:23 -0600 Report

I suggest you stop judging me because you dont know me. You can't judge me on a post. Yes im very angry but its because strangers like you judge me without knowing me only seeing posts. Stop being hypocritical.

MAYS 2013-01-18 00:15:45 -0600 Report

Although it is animated, "Family Guy" is adult based humor, somewhere in life there is something that can be laughed at, or along with…somethings are best ignored.
The choice is ours to do one or the other, as for complaining…it's your!

Katie Suvak
Katie Suvak 2013-01-18 00:06:03 -0600 Report

I done care either but I just felt like mentioning it. And isnt that really the cause of type two because thats what I thought. Because then when I see people who are very over weight and dont care and dont even take any effort to take care of themselves, well when I see those people I wonder how its fair that they dont have diabetes because I do know not ALL type two is caused by that. Just curious please do not get offended I'm just saying whats on my mind.

Nana_anna 2013-01-19 11:42:44 -0600 Report

Trust me, about people who are over weight and don't care! We care! Just because you see them as over weight people. You don't know what they are going through to loose the weight! You can look at people and label them for what they have on the outside. But it is what they have on the inside that counts.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-18 12:33:12 -0600 Report

Not all over weight people have diabetes any more than all thin people. It seems that you are just so full of hatred about everything in life which will get you no where in life if you continue. The real problem is that you are diabetic and you hate it. Instead of making things better, you continue to discuss what you hate. This negativity is going to harm you in the end. You will lose friends and even your family will get tired of it. Look at life for what it is and make the best of it.

Family Guy is an adult based cartoon as are The Simpsons, American Dad, Cleveland and South Park. Some may find it offensive, I find most of it funny. I actually love South Park. The key is if you don't like any of them, you don't have to watch them. Humor can be found in all forms of life. The key is people laugh to feel better. You ask people not to get offended yet you always seem to have a curse word in most of your postings. There are people who may find that offensive. You don't have to curse to get your point across.

manapua72 2013-01-17 22:20:13 -0600 Report

Hi Katie , I watch the Family Guy sometimes … Quite funny @ times … As for them ( program ) making fun of diabetes I could care less but that's me … What I hate is the fact that people blame type 2's that u have diabetes cause I've fat … Yes it's true many type 2's r overweight not all are … Also the public to this day is misinformed .,.. Being overweight does NOT CAUSE diabetes … I know persons equal to 3 of me and their blood sugars r completely NORMAL !!!!!!!!!! If being overweight caused diabetes every fat person on earth would be diabetic ..,.. Anyways it's people's misconceptions that bother me …,

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-18 12:43:53 -0600 Report

I agree with you, I could care less if people make fun of diabetes. Sometimes their humor makes it easier for someone else. If you can't have fun in life you end up being a bitter miserable person. After all Laughter is the Best Medicine at times.

The public is very misinformed on a lot of things. The problem is that people buy into it and actually believe what is said. You can get gullible people to believe practically anything. I also know people who are overweight with normal sugar levels. I also know people thin as a pencil with diabetes. The same is true of High Blood Pressure. I know over weight people with and without it.

People assume that because of weight, many illnesses factor in when that actually isn't true. This is because the media always depicts thin people as being healthy, happy and beautiful while the over weight person is unhealthy, unhappy and ugly. What is never factored into the equation is attitude. You can be the prettiest or most handsome man or woman but if you have a nasty attitude and negative views on life, that makes you an ugly person. Beauty fades. A nasty, negative attitude can last forever.

Anonymous 2013-01-18 14:06:49 -0600 Report

Hi Katie! I get annoyed with it too. Family guy is dumb half of the time anyway.. You have bad taste in TV shows! I also get your comments about seeing other people who do not respect their bodies and over indulge and have no health complications.. it seems stupid and unfair that somebody who does take care of themselves ends up diabetic. Im type 1 and I wasn't diagnosed too long ago (and I don't think i'm doing too well with it really) and I feel like that too.. I think it's an understandable reaction to have!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-18 14:45:40 -0600 Report

How do you know people disrespect their bodies? Not everyone over weight or extremely thin are disrespecting their bodies and if they are, who are we to judge them. Steroids, thyroid, mental health issues, stress, or medications can cause weight gain.

What happened to human compassion? What makes people think that those who do not fit in to their imagery of how a person looks means that there is something wrong with that person? What puts someone on a level that makes them believe that over weight people can't be healthy in other ways?

When you judge a person that puts you a step below the person you are judging. If you concerned yourself with your health instead of thinking of what is or isn't fair in life, you would have better control of your diabetes.

No one makes you watch anything on television, that is an individual choice. If you don't like it don't watch it. I don't watch half of what is on television because I don't like it. I don't sit around and complain about it or over react to it.

If you want to think about what is or isn't fair, think about this. Our young men and women coming back from war with missing limbs. Children and the elderly going to bed cold and hungry. Children living in cars or on the street because their family has lost their home. Children abandoned, neglected or abused by adults who should be protecting them. Elderly people who are making choices to buy food, medication or pay a bill. The families who lost everything and those who lost their lives in the storms we have had. The people in the Northeastern part of this country who still don't have homes or power. The families who lost their children in New Town. Many of these people have not lost hope while others gave up. Now about this being you or your children. Be grateful that you have what you have and can be who you are no matter what. Because every thing that you think is unfair in life can happen to you.

So if something other than diabetes happens to you, and the medications you are given causes weight gain, others may look at you and say you did not respect your body because you are now over weight. If someone said that to you not knowing your problem, how would you feel. Always remember, while you are judging others, someone could be judging you and if they voiced their judgement, you might not like it. Until you have walked a mile in someone else's shoes, you can't judge them. Good luck to you. I hope you do better with your diabetes.

Katie Suvak
Katie Suvak 2013-01-19 07:45:33 -0600 Report

I'm not saying everyone who is overweight disrespected there body…I didnt say I know if they do or not! So chill. Because I was talking only about the people who disrespect their body!