Today for the the first time in my life a boss took the time to learn about me and my diabetes. It was a very ordinary question about my pump and he was caught off guard when I explained that using a pump makes running and cycling a little more difficult but that it is great at keeping my A1C where I want it to be. He asked why which made my day, I explained that a two hour bike ride takes four hours with a pump. I won’t go into the details but he understood and respected my explanation. We then talked about his knowledge of diabetes and that he took the time to learn a lot about diabetes because his daughters best friend had type 1 and that he wanted her to be safe when she came over to visit his daugheter.
We live in a world that is fast paced and many people don’t take the time to care. Today made me proud to work where I do. I’d rather have a job I enjoy and have people that care than a job where I’m just a person and not understood.