Oh, Walgreens lady. You tickle me

cashier: Would you like to add a $1 to your purchase today to help the JDRF find a cure for juvenile diabetes?
melissa: Why yes, I would…since I have juvenile diabetes.
cashier: Really? [puzzled] I thought it was only kids that got that.
melissa: Kids grow up. It doesn’t go away. [gently now] That’s why they’re searching for a cure.
cashier: Oh, well, I guess that makes sense.
melissa: [laughs] Yeah.
cashier: That’ll be $11.40, then.
melissa: Thanks. Have a good one.

The opportunities to educate never cease to find me.

That’s hillarious Melissa!

I’ve gotten similar responses when I’ve told people I have juvenile D. One of these days, the ADA will give it a name that makes sense to people.

Wow. Yeah it would have been nice if D disappeared on your 18th birthday. :slight_smile:

Wow. That’s as good as the girl I had class with asking my why I was giving myself insulin if my blood sugar was high because “doesn’t insulin make your blood sugar higher?”.
That was a fun diabetes 101 lesson. :slight_smile:

Heh. Isn’t Juvenile D. a dated term? I though everyone referred to it as Type 1 these days?

WOW … ha ha ha … that would have made my day … thats funny !!

lol Love it!

Someone asked me if I’d like to donate $1 to Diabetes at Duane Reade the other day. And I said, “Yes, I have it!” and the cashier gave me this very odd puzzled look, but didn’t ask any questions.

It’s nice to see that we’re finally getting some awareness. I’m always used to being asked to donate to breast cancer, or the homeless.

Good story . I think we all have some. I told the doctor that I didn’t fit in type2 diabetes. She told me type 1 is juvenile diabetes and if you’re an adult it’s type2 . I responded ; Well, I must be having my second childhood because this sure is’nt type2 ,I want a GAD test. (I was right but wish I wasn’t)

I had one person tell me ;“you’re to skinny to be a diabetic.” I told them ;Let me tell you a secrete" and I whispered ,“I got a fat person on the inside trying to get out.”