Type 1 diabetes: 10 things you don’t want to hear during Christmas dinner (or any other family meal for that matter)

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The holiday season is upon us, and with it, a whole host of treats and fun: fun get togethers, good food and champagne too! But just when things are going well, there’s always someone – a guest, friend or relative – who spoils the fun… 


“You shouldn’t be eating that! It’s bad for your diabetes!”

“Do you have the good or the bad type of diabetes?”      

“Did you get diabetes because you ate too much sugar?” 

“So you’re not better then?”

“So, if you faint, I just need to inject some insulin into you?”

“How do you cope with giving yourself injections every day? I couldn’t do it!” 

“You’ve got diabetes? I never would have guessed that!”

“What about this, can you eat it?”

“Are you having a hyper? Eat something fast!”

“How are you going to manage to work? Will you have to give up your job?”

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