We all do that with diabetes, someone asks me "Your blood sugar is low, do you need insulin?" I could list comments or questions that get people living with diabetes upset for days. Maybe we need to take a step back and think about where that person is coming from. All we know is life with diabetes, I don't know how to care for someone living with diabetes. They don't write books that say leave a person with diabetes alone if they have had diabetes for over twenty years. It is our close friends and family that care the most and we yell or get mad at them when they ask us if we are okay or if we tested our blood sugar.
I have made it a point to take a step back from now on when people ask about my diabetes. I don't know what it's like to have a son or daughter with diabetes. I have thought about it and I know I would be the biggest pain in the ass ever because of my own experiences with diabetes. I need to remember that people are asking or questioning my decisions because they love me and want what is best for me. Taking five minutes to explain why I'm doing something or why I'm eating a certain food is ten times better then getting angry and giving someone an attitude.