I spent all of yesterday in a St John Ambulance First Aid course.. and well it was VERY informative.
At the bit when they talked about Medical Conditions, of course diabetes came up as being one of the main ones.
The instructor basically told the whole class that diabetes was caused by making your bloodsugars do constant rollercoasters with food eaten. OK maybe this is what happens with T2 diabetics but why generalise and put us all into a category.
ALSO she said there were 2 types of diabetics:
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I then told her that I can be both in a matter of a couple hours! and she looked at me like I was crazy?
Then she said.. when dealing with a diabetic, whether you know they're high or low, you should give them juice. I understand that for a first-aider that would be simple enough to understand and it would help IF in a low... but I also told her that if I was given juice while severely in DKA or some kind of high, I would be upset.. but then again hopefully they would be calling 911 at that time.. AND not alot of people would deal with us on a first-aider basis if we were high.
I was peaved. To say the least...No wonder people are stupid about diabetes when they're being taught THIS in First Aid.
Just venting :)