so this person in my class, not sure why, has the guts to tell me that he's diabetic as well, not type two , type one, so i ask rather or not he's on insulin injections or an insulin pump, he says that he has yet to go to the doctors to find out what he's on, and when i ask him about the insulin pump and/or insulin injections or anything about type one he doesn't know what to say,
excuse my language but who in the hell would make up a lie like this?
I mean if he really wants diabetes , i'll be more then happy to give it go him, too bad that's not possible :/
what's your comments/reactions/judgement towards this?
I've actually run into a lot of people who do that. Usually they're overweight and at risk for Type II and are looking to blame their problems on anything other than themselves. Come to think of it, I just saw an episode of House where some guy keeps insisting that he has Type II even though he doesn't and goes so far as to give apple juice as his urine sample. I think people just don't really know what diabetes is and feel helpless and are jealous of those who have found an answer.
One hell of a character deffect. If he only knew what he was saying. LOL
Type 1 since 1966
Pumping since 2000
CGM Since 2009
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My opinion I'm thinking he was probably just trying to make conversation and got caught in a huge pathetic lie. I totally agree its something that shouldn't be lied about and I'm sure he feels like a complete moron
I've had that happen to me as well, when I was in middle school a girl in my class made up the same lie. The worst part about the whole situation is that she was one of my best friends and her mom played along. She said she did it so I wouldn't be the only one in our school district that had it. Mind you I had it before I was old enough to start school. I've also had rumors spread about me in elementary school that my diabetes was contagious and if anyone touched me or got too close that they would catch it and get really sick. Kids are just immature, and when they don't understand something they make things up so they don't look stupid when they try to learn..maybe it was this person's way of wanting to learn more about it but being afraid to ask? Still not cool to lie about though I've had it for 15 years and it still sucks!
What makes me mad is when people are ignorant and this that only obese people who eat too much sugar are the ones with diabetes and dont know the diference between type 1 and 2.
I know it's a bit "out there" but maybe he was trying to impress you so you'd become friends? Definitely failed, understandably!
Probably better off without that friendship, eh! ;P
I totally understand where you are coming from. When I was first diagnosed, there was the one boy in my class that said have type 1 diabetes is awesome because you can have juice and snacks with you in class. It really frustrated me because I only had those with me if I had a low blood sugar in class. I tried to explain it to him and he never did get. He said he wish he had it, and i'm thinking, "You wish you had it, I wish I didn't.. Wanna trade?" But like you, I knew it wasn't possible and I never would really want someone to go through this so... But I understand were you are coming from.