If you want to have an opinion of my diabetes, you need to meet some criteria. Let me make this a simple chart of questions and answers, so if you are even attempting to think about having an opinion, you can easily figure out if you are able to have a valid and respectable opinion of the state of my diabetes at this very moment. It's even color coded, just for you!
|Just follow the arrows and I promise you'll find your answer in less than 45 seconds!|
And after he told me that, we then continued to argue over why he can't have an opinion on the matter. I told him that unless you have an actual knowledge of diabetes that is more than a) you used to get low blood sugar occasionally and b) you know that 387 is high, YOU CAN'T HAVE AN OPINION ON MY DIABETES. I attempted to repeatedly explain that no matter how hard I try, I can never have perfect control of my blood sugar. The highlight of this whole argument (for me, at least) was this: "You have your medical devices which do the same thing as your pancreas, so you should obviously have perfect control of your diabetes all the time."
Excuse me? Has your brain ever even thought about the fact that diabetes affects every single person with it differently? I can't just magically tell my pump to figure out my exact I:C ratios, ISF's, and basal rates and then correct everything for me. I go to my endocrinologist every three months for a reason, in case you didn't realize that.
Well now that I have ranted, I feel much better. These posts are really therapeutic. I really do recommend doing this to get out your anger.
Moral of the Story: You probably can't have an opinion on my diabetes. #sorrynotsorry
(And now I should probably go back to doing my homework.)