Today waiting in a long line at the grocery store…
I had put a new energy type Bar in my basket and realized that I did not have my reading glasses (no large print on any bars).
So I asked the woman in front of me if she would read the number of carbs for me since I was I diabetic and needed to check that out. (I have no shame I talk with everyone)… well she read the label, too many i said. Then she asked me If I was a T1 or T2. I replied T2. She looked at me a bit befuddled and said “but your are thin”. I said that my fasting numbers were way over 300 if she knew what that meant. Still looking befuddled, but did they take your A1c? I said of course and it was 12.0 at diagnosis.
Oh my she said, you must get that question a lot, Lauaghing I said yes, but at least she seem to understand diabetes. It seems that her husband was diagnosed T1 at age 41.
The point, all T2’s are not fat and lazy, nor are all T1 diagnoses as children.