This story is one I find somewhat amusing but also somewhat offending.
I went to the water park yesterday. One of the lifeguards (who I guess I couldn't be too mad at because he was good-looking) commented "What's wrong with your stomach?" I had my pump site on my tummy and was caught off guard by the question. I resisted telling him it was a rare lesion eating me from the outside in and tried to explain it was for a pump site because I have diabetes. It gives me insulin since my body can't.
He then stated the next common question, "Isn't that from when you eat too much sugar?" I told him Type 2 diabetes can occur from not living a healthy lifestyle, however, no one knows what causes Type 1, the type of diabetes I have.
This next question made me laugh. "So do you use an epipen?" My response after laughing out loud, "No, that's not used for diabetes. However, if something bad does happen to me here, just please call 911. Don't try to inject me with an epipen." After an awkward silence I went on my merry way.
I was nice this time. However, if someone asks me in a way such as "what is wrong with me" again, I might stick to the lesion story.
Hope everyone's having a good day! :)
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