So, about 6 years ago, I went for a massage b/c I was stressed in grad school. As I was trying to relax, the massage "therapist" said, why is your skin so lumpy?? What is that??" referring to all the lumps and scarring I have due to the allergic reaction / hives I get to my injections.I was like, "Uh ... from my shots for diabetes" and couldn't relax for the rest of the time after spending $100 or something.
So, yesterday, I finally tried again at a different place. They make you fill out a medical form. I checked I had diabetes. (They also asked if I had PMS, diarrhea or a rash, why, I don't know! lol) The lady went over the form and seemed to think nothing of it, she just said, "Oh, I'm assuming you have that under control" or something and said nothing about the lumps all over my arms, legs, stomach that I'm so self-conscious about anyways. I was so relieved.
But, I hate how every form, even if you just want a flu shot asks about diabetes and hundreds of other unrelated things (cavities? history of depression?). It just opens you up for comments from uninformed people, you know? I mean, I have a medical alert bracelet on at all times of there's a problem!