About 2 weeks after being diagnosed with type 1, I went out with some friends. We went Jimmy John’s, and I asked the employees if they had a nutrition sheet or something of their foods. They said no, so I asked if they knew anything about the carbs in the food. One of the workers looked at me and said “Carbs aren’t bad for you.” How do you respond to that? I just said “Well, I’m diabetic, and I need to know that kind of stuff.” But, in general, I don’t want to be going up to strangers and just saying I have diabetes. So how do you respond to that kind of stuff?
K, this one’s even better sarcasm. We went to an icecream shop after eating out, and I wanted to see if they had nutritional info on the icecream. So, I went up and asked if there was any way that they knew the carb count of anything they sold. This nasty guy looked up at me and said “If you’re on a diet, you shouldn’t even be here.” I got so mad at that! My friend was so sweet, and she stepped up to him and said “She’s not on a diet! She’s diabetic!”.
Let me know how you guys would respond to people who don’t have a clue.