Top 29 Most Annoying Things to Say to People with Diabetes

By Ginger Vieira –
Before I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I didn’t know anything about the disease, and I might have also said something thoughtless out of pure ignorance. That’s what I try to remind myself when a non-diabetic (or maybe even a diabetic) says something to me about diabetes that is rude, annoying, or even offensive. These comments often stem from a simple lack of knowledge, being misinformed by general media, sometimes thoughtlessness and lack of consideration, and sometimes even fear. While I try to remind myself to be patient with a person’s lack of knowledge around diabetes, and that I believe it’s important that I try to kindly educate and teach those people (so they don’t repeat the same comments to someone else), those comments can still get old, hurt your feelings, make you laugh, and frustrate you to no end.
In the end, this list is about knowing you’re not alone, and you’re not the only one who has been on the receiving end of these comments.

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