Yesterday I was flying back from HK to Manila. Got upgraded, which was super nice, though it's only a short flight.
Checked my BS after I sat down and it was a little high, so I did an adjustment.
The guy in the seat behind saw it (though I was trying to be discrete) and said "diabetic"? I said "yes, lucky me". He then flashed his pump.
I have never seen a real pump before. I really wanted to ask him about it, but he didn't make eye contact with me again (not helped by the privacy of business class). Maybe he was offended by my comment? I don't know anyone here in Philippines who uses a pump (but then I haven't actually met anyone other than people with type 2 - usually mature age onset here).. and they're all on oral meds, rather than insulin like me.
I stupidly was "too shy" to just start a conversation with him, though I really wanted to.
Imagine, I have never met someone with Type 1 in real life before (well not since I was a kid, when a friend has a big sister with Type 1, or a kid at a summer camp did - but all I remember was the adults making a fuss when she got a hematoma after one of her shots).
I've only been dealing with this for a few years and I'm still honeymooning (I think), so I kind of feel like a cheat / that I may "be fake" about this and about wanting to talk about it / find out other's experiences.
So, do you talk about it to others? Would you be offended if someone asks about it?