My dear daughter shared a story with me. It was a good story so I asked her if she would like to share it with the community via guest post. I was surprised when she said yes because honestly lately she hasn’t wanted to talk much about diabetes. That being said she is in the middle of a list of pros and cons regarding her new TSlim pump.
Without further delay – here is her story, written for you by Sweetstuff.
So today in environmental/marine biology two of my very close friends and I were just doing our ocean poster. (Which I have to say I drew a very nice sea turtle on.)
And everyone is talking, and then over it all I hear across the room another student say, “what the hell?! You want me to get diabetes or something?!” And of course both my friends looked up at me like, ohhhhhh shit.
My teacher, Mrs. S, looked at me also and was like “wait until after class” because after 2 years of having me in class she understands I’m gonna educate this guy.
So when class ends he’s sitting in his seat (just so happens he has science with Mrs. S after EMS) Luna and I walk up to him and I start educating him on the difference between type 1 and type 2. (changed my friend’s name for interwebz – she’s a huge Harry Potter fan too)
Me- “ok first of all there is a huge difference between type 1 and 2.” (He’s sitting there all nonchalance) “Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks itself.”
And guess what he said… “No you get diabetes from eating too much sugar.”
Yes, he argued with me.
Then Luna, who was still standing with me, threw in, “dumbass! She has type 1 diabetes, I think she would know!”
And guess what he said… guess… “No she doesn’t.”
Yep. He tried to tell me that I didn’t have diabetes. Oops they must have made a mistake at the hospital. -__- No.
Then Luna pulled my sweater aside to expose my pump. “Dude! You see this, it’s a medical device!” and then he came back with “No it’s not! It’s an iPod, what do you think I’m stupid?!”
Yes, I do think your stupid. (Hence the title).
Then he said, “Wait are you being serious?” no shit Sherlock.
I couldn’t handle myself anymore so I walked away to go to my next class. But apparently my lovely Luna stayed behind to talk with him cus then later in the day he came up to me and apologized. “Hey I’m really sorry for what I was saying. I completely understand now and I’m sorry.”
The world will never know what Luna said, but I’m sure glad that I have her as a good friend of mine. I don’t know what I would do at school without my amazing and supportive friends.
I could do without the stupid people though.
So yea, My daughter (although currently is a total pain in my backside) is amazing and I love her very much. BTW – she asked me if she should include the cuss words she used and my reply was “my readers would expect nothing less from a daughter of mine”.