Okay, so this happened this past Thursday night in class, but I'm still a little annoyed by this...I'm currently going to school to get my Paramedic degree, and Thursday night's lecture was, "Diabetic emergencies"..Oooh boy, I always love these lectures--not...Know one in my class knows i'm a diabetic, because that's something I choose to keep to myself in certain situations...But the instructor was talking about type 1 and hows its genetic and bla bla bla...Then this guy raises his hand and was like, you forgot another reason they get type 1...From eating wayyyy to much food, and drinking soooo much soda, and stuffing their face with sugar!!! Wow, I hate when people make that assumption, but the tone of this guys voice was like we did this to ourselves, we CHOOSE to have this illness!! I was about to speak up, then another student asked about an insulin pump. My instructor said its a device that gives type 1s insulin 24/7, you change it out every few weeks (I was like every few WEEKS, really??) Then he said if you get called to a patients house and they have an insulin pump, you better get them to the e.r. FAST because the pump means they are a very BAD diabetic, not in control once so every, and kept going on and on!! OMG, I wanted to scream!! This guy claims hes a paramedic/firefighter/instructor, and says how out of control and dangerous type 1s are if they are on an insulin pump!?!?
I had to work my butt off to get an insulin pump about 10 years ago!! My endo wouldnt let me start using one until I got my diabetes under more control!! I'm doing so much better since being on the pump!!!
Sorry guys, I just found that to be completely annoying and for some reason, it's still bothering me...So I had to vent, lol!!