My question is this: How do folks handle taking insulin with syringes or insulin pens prior to eating at a restaurant?
What would you say is the protocol: go to the restroom? Be discreet at the table? Other options?
Please understand that I know that common sense reigns. I am even a bit shy about posing the question because I feel as though I should know the answer, and I don't see that anyone else has brought this specific question to the group. Just so you know, this comes up for me quite frequently due to my extensive travel. I use pens with fast-acting insulin. Business meals can be very long while people order drinks and appetizers… though I do not. I have taken a shot where no one at the table realized — that I know! One man believes strongly that people should keep their drug use to themselves — prescription, smoking, or otherwise. Frankly, I don't disagree. For me, though, going to the ladies room feels yucky and unnecessary. I would rather be discreet at the table, though being offensive would over-ride that.
Btw - In my over 50 years of life, I have never noticed anyone taking a shot in public (or private, for that matter).
What say you?
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