Have you ever been accused of having an entitled attitude, using your diabetes to get excused from doing something that, at least in the mind of the person you are asking for help, is something you could do for yourself? Or to get extra attention or sympathy? Or, worse yet, been accused of using your diabetes to manipulate someone?
You have times when your diabetes leaves you not feeling at your best. In these times, you have had a legitimate need for assistance, or to take a break. Was that understood?
One of the most hurtful things that can be said to someone with a chronic condition is that they are acting entitled. Diabetes certainly wasn’t on your wish list.
I wrote an article on this topic recently. Here’s a link:
So has this happened to you?
And if so, how do you handle those times when other people accuse of using your diabetes as an excuse for acting entitled?
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