I hate some people's thinking

By tay2008 Latest Reply 2010-05-15 22:20:36 -0500
Started 2010-05-11 18:55:26 -0500

I hate it when people think that all type 1 people are skinny and all type 2 people are bigger. I know lots of type1 that arn't stick thin and my great grandma was a type 2 and she was thin.A few months ago I was at my endo and they have medical students that do a "consultation" or watever you want to call it before you see the doctor. I had been seeing another endo previously so the student was getting info on when I was diagnosed. I was answering his questions and he kept asking me if they put me on on oral meds and this confused me since my chart said I was type 1 and acted like it was weird that I was, as he said it "put right on insulin," people can be so annoying.

7 replies

RAYT721 2010-05-12 19:54:58 -0500 Report

I won't say that I had the stereotypes that you've mentioned but until I was diagnosed last month, didn't know much about diabetes including the seriousness, treatments or anything. Most of the information that I have received on it have been from you guys and I really want to thank you all for the support, education, motivation, friendships, etc. This is a really cool board (still a newbie) and I appreciate having this amazing resource and community. Your experience must have been frustrating but at least you were able to help change one less uninformed dummy. Well, that will make two… if you want to count me! :)

GabbyPA 2010-05-12 08:47:06 -0500 Report

That is a shame as this person is a medical student. I guess they were not reading your chart well at all, at least that is my hope and not that they don't understand the basics of diabetes. But, like any disease or chronic illness, unless you have personal experience with it, the details do get lost on most.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-05-11 20:27:02 -0500 Report

We are all so different, respond to ANYTHING differently. I think Repect needs to be shown to Everyone, some are braver than others and don't mind sticking their necks out to share their own experiences, while others are timid and it takes a lot of courage on their part, to share anything.

What works for one might not another, but at least it "stirs the pot of our minds" and gives us suggestions for various options, and can be interesting as well as informative.

Be kind, and you info can be helpful too. Pat Roth

MAYS 2010-05-11 20:04:55 -0500 Report

Most people are misinformed and as a result they rely on false or outdated information, it's up to diabetics to be both teachers and students to others less informed.


spiritwalker 2010-05-11 19:40:35 -0500 Report

I believe stereotyping for any reason is wrong, but it doesn't
change it. You see with regard to almost everything, race,
religion and yes medicine. What I don't know is now you
change what people think.

Harlen 2010-05-11 19:24:26 -0500 Report

Yes there is a lot of old school thinking it the world
thats why I came to this site and others to get a better idea
of what I was realy in for and what to do to help myself.
Given all the diss infermation that I have ben given from MD's and others I am so glad to be able to have this and ather places to get help from other Diabetics.
I dont hate others for what they think they know.
It is up to us to care for us and in so I thank all that have helped me help myself
Best wishes all