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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
DBlog Week: KISS
Tuesday - Keep it to Yourself
Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see. What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet? Or from your family and friends? Why is it important to keep it to yourself?
When people used to ask me questions like, "Is Elise's diabetes under control?", I used to launch into long, descriptive diatribes using lots of examples why that is the dumbest question in the history of ever.
Then I noticed people stopped taking to me.
Okay, it wasn't as extreme as that, but I did observe the glazing over of eyes when I tried to explain why diabetes can be such a pain in the ass... sometimes literally.
These days I use the KISS principal... Keep It Simple, Stupid. While I appreciate them taking the time to ask, they won't get it.
Even if I were to use lots of diagrams, flow charts and maybe a live reenactment, unless you live it... you don't get it.
So I usually respond with, "It's as under control as type 1 can be", and leave it at that.
I save my special brand of crazy for people who tell me they can cure my daughter with a cinnamon and okra smoothie.