I am often a one-liner-change-the-subject kind of person. What irks me is all the hype in the media about type 2 diabetes (which is often just referred to as "diabetes") and the assumption people have that if I just changed my "lifestyle" I would somehow be better. I can't even count the number of times someone has said (upon hearing that I have "diabetes"), "But you're so thin!" or "But you exercise so much. How could you have diabetes?"
I think as a kid it was a bit easier because it was just assumed that you had the "bad kind" of diabetes. But as an adult, it can be a little harder.
I am trying to be better though. And this means that when someone asks a question with a legitimate desire to understand, I try my best to answer it. I guess I don't mind questions, so long as the person asking them is really making a legitimate attempt to understand something.
WHAT I HATE, however, is when people automatically start offering up "cures." I tell you, the next person who tells me that cinnamon will help "cure" my diabetes or get me off insulin is going to get a few cinnamon sticks shoved right up their nose.