In recent news there have been reports that when police officers arrest diabetics for traffic violations that the person they stop is treated as a DUI (a person under the influence). Even when the person is wearing identification and has insulin with them. The officers have thrown the insulin supplies on the ground, beat the person with there night sticks, kicked their faces and bodies, and sometimes even zapped them with tazers. When the person is locked up they have been denied their diabetic supplies and sometimes have wound up needing critical care because of diabetic complications. When some police departments have been cited for this, a spokesman for their department says their officers will receive sensitiy training. How about the person that is stopped in the first place receives medical treatment as soon as posible and is not denied their diabetic supplies?
Once a restaurant that my late type 1 wife and I went to refused to serve us when I asked for a glass of orange juice for her, because her sugar went low. I was told to get that drunk out of there before thy called the cops. We never went to eat there again. We made it across the strret, had the orange juice offered to us and enjoyed our meal.
Since my diagnosis some people have been mean to me and treated badly when my sugar has gone low. This happened at work more than once in the last year. Instead of asking me if I'm I am ok they have told me stop complaing or go home.
Have you or a family meber had bad experiences in the community, because of diabetes?
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