Hey all -
I know we have a thread where we detail annoying experiences we've had with people who don't understand type 1, but since I got some nice comments today, I figured I'd start a thread for some nicer experiences as well. :)
Anyway, I was at college today when one of my classmates came up to me just prior to class and asked if the machine on my hip was an insulin pump. I admitted it was, and I told her I was a type 1. Normally I give a small explanation of what type 1 is when people ask me that question, but today, I figured I'd see if she knew what I was going on about, lol. Well, not only did she know the difference, but she told me how her grandmother lived to be 93 with the disease after having been diagnosed as a teen. She also said, "I bet you get annoyed when people don't know the difference between the two main types and think it is always caused by poor diet!" I smiled and agreed knowingly, lol. I also added how it's not even fair for type 2s because not all of them are overweight even though that's a risk factor for developing the disease.
So yeah, it was so nice to meet someone who actually understands our situation and doesn't spout off misinformation. :)