What is the dumbest comment?

By 2catty Latest Reply 2014-07-21 09:45:21 -0500
Started 2009-02-05 22:24:31 -0600

What is the dumbest comment you have ever gotten about diabetes?
I'll go first:
You have diabetes? You don't look like you do? HUH?
Oh And Lets Not Forget: Did you eat a lot of sugar when you was little? Yeah My mom gave me 5 lbs a day. Errrr

27 replies

RebDee 2014-07-21 09:45:21 -0500 Report

My favorite is the complimentary: Is that why you have such a big belly? YES, how did you guess? Must be because it takes one to know one (LOL).

lmkilday 2011-07-29 18:14:55 -0500 Report

Dumbest question I got was "Are you really diabetic?" The funniest health question I have received was when I had my gallbladder removed. The person asked "Oh, my God, does that mean you are going to need a transplant?"

2009-02-14 22:46:43 -0600 Report

People ask me if my pump is a really big beeper, I respond with, "No, it's a device for my antipsychotic meds, and the battery has run down."

They run.

rbergman 2009-02-06 22:38:47 -0600 Report

You know the old saying " It Takes All Kinds…" My father (4th generation Type 2) would always counter with…"NO There Just Is All Kinds"… seems after reading all these posts he was sooooo right lmao

Bluebutterfly 2009-02-06 22:24:14 -0600 Report

One of my friends told me if I would lose as much as ten lbs,it would help my bs numbers.Well I believe that part but when she said if you would lose 100 lbs .You wouldn't have diabetes. She read this somewhere…lol. I lost eighty lbs and guess what I still have diabetes an haven't been able to stop but 2 pills per day.Go Figure

2009-02-06 18:07:19 -0600 Report

Good question Catty. Just last week I was grocery shopping and this man was bagging my groceries. He saw my medical ID bracelet and said "wow, you don't look like a diabetic" I said "what does a diabetic look like?" He said, "I thought they were shorter!!!!!!!!!!" I laughed all the way to the car. I still laugh about it. I guess being tall made me diabetic huh, lol, lol. Take care, Angie

2catty 2009-02-06 21:47:52 -0600 Report

I know what you mean. The person that said that to me said I thought they had bad teeth and bad skin. Said I looked to good to have such a thing. I don't know where he got his idea of an diabetic from but that's just not the case. Hopefully for most anyways. I've never met one.

DiabetesDiva 2009-02-06 15:57:45 -0600 Report

I love my 85 year old Dad very much. When I told him I had diabetes, his response was also, "Well, everyone has that".
I know he did not mean to hurt my feelings. Overall my friends, family & coworkers have been very supportive. I don't think people realize that managing diabetes is more than just cutting out sugar!


2009-02-06 11:17:40 -0600 Report

Mine was at work where a group of individuals that I work with everyday had a get together and I wasn't invited. The organizer said 'Well, we were having ice cream and I know you can't have that so I didn't invite you". Hurt? Yes I'd say but then I thought about how uneducated the rest of the world is and I decided it wasn't worth it. I since have explained to her that I am capable of determining for myself what I can and can't eat and being included in the group was more important than what the heck they were eating!! Or my own mother the nurse upon hearing of my diagnosis years ago brought me a plate of homemade brownies.. LOL a little denial there? And she's a nurse!!!

They walk among us!!

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-02-06 10:59:58 -0600 Report

Sitting around the campfire at a boy scout camp out, one of the dads of one of my son's friends started talking to me about diabetes. He said to me, "You know, if you started him drinking alkaline water, he wouldn't have diabetes anymore."

It's kind of funny to me now. But in the moment, I wasn't laughing. In fact, I delivered quite a lecture on the causes and conditions of diabetes. He didn't say another word to me for months. :-)

GabbyPA 2009-02-06 10:07:49 -0600 Report

I had some one the other day tell me that the years I am going to loose of my life due to my diabetes were all my fault. I was shocked that he said that, and very hurt. Then he said he was joking...no so funny.

Carol11 2009-02-06 10:04:42 -0600 Report

When I got my first prescription for insulin, the pharmacist asked about thye D. He didn't know an adult could get type 1!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-06 06:00:06 -0600 Report

I was in the 5th grade and the teacher ask us to stand and tell each others are name and something about us. When it was my turn, I said my name was Debe, and I was a diabetic. The next boy said his name was Joe and he was Italian.(LOL). He thought that was my nationality and I thought he had a sickness also. Out of the mouth of babes…Debe

rbergman 2009-02-05 22:41:48 -0600 Report

At the Christmas party at my kids old school right before we moved a mother had made these huge cookies covered in icing she came up to me and asked if I wanted one (innocent enough) I said, "No thanks I have Diabetes" and without skipping a beat she says…"Oh that's nice, we got a new car too, so, do you want a cookie? "
…here's your sign! (Is what I wanted to say)

2009-02-06 05:43:40 -0600 Report

I go with the comment most heard by me and others' posted. " You do, well everyone has diabetes?"
Once in a while someone remembers, and says "Didn't your mother die of diabetes?" Yes, and no. She had a lot more wrong and diabetes just complicated that. duh/"If you knew my mother, you would have known the pain, suffering and illnesses she was battling."

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