During the holidays, you eat and drink with everyone from your second cousin’s hair stylist to the soccer coach for your college roommate’s kid. If you have T1D, as I do, be ready for well-meaning people to ask you some of the same questions you’ve heard since the day you were diagnosed. Here’re eight comments I hear most often, followed by suggestions on how to respond:
For people living with T1D, that’s a piece of advice to use throughout the year, and throughout life: Don't be defensive or angry. More than likely, anyone with assumptions, questions, or comments about your life with diabetes has your best interests at heart.
William! I love this! The name of this post cracked me up!! thank you for posting !!
It is all about educating the public! Good article.