A Touch of Diabetes

Watching the news the other night with my husband there was someone being interviewed about some health issue and this is what we heard:

“My mother had some trouble with diabetes and I think I may have a touch of diabetes too. Yeah, just a little bit of diabetes.”

I turned to my husband, R, and he had a knowing look in his eye and a smirk on his face, knowing that I was about to pull out my soap box.

Outrage in my voice, I say, “A touch of diabetes?”

The volume rising I ask, “So if he has just a little bit of diabetes does that mean that I have a whole bunch?”

The smirk on R’s face is more like a smile now. He knows so well how the lack of education about diabetes pisses me off. We both break out into laughter but not before I get in my dig about the lack of education about diabetes for the average American. And then I put my soap box away and just enjoyed laughing with my husband.


Scott K. Johnson said...

Well, yeah, you know, a touch of diabetes is very similar to being a little bit pregnant...


Elizabeth Zabell said...

This post really made me laugh! A "touch" of diabetes! Precious!

Angie said...

A "Touch" of diabetes, It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant some people are about diabetes. Like scott says, that is about as good as being a little pregnant. Sheesh!

julia said...

The other one that sends me around the bend is "the bad kind of diabetes." Yeah, 'cause one kind is good, huh? Dip. Shits. Gah. People drive. me. nuts.

Move over on your soap box, melissa. ;)

cHoCoMiLkRoCkS said...

*gets my soap box out to join you*

i HATE comments like this. a lady at my work says her daughter has anti diabetes. still trying to work out what she means?

George said...

GRRR so annoying.

I have a friend that says, I think I might be diabetic becuase I can totally tell when I need to eat. I told her, That's called hunger dumbass! LOL Sorry, I need to get off my soapbox but it's scary up here on my high horse!