I am not a dirty druggie scum bag

IN a supporters owns words: So I’m sitting at the bus stop waiting to go home from work, tested my blood sugar level and it was a little high so I sat down and pulled out my Novorapid to give myself an injection, halfway through some bloke walks past and asks ‘what do you think you are doing???? You can’t do that in a public place you druggie scum bag’! Well..if you know me you can imagine the emotions I was going through, but no. I didn’t bite his head off, I finished my injection, unscrewed the needle and proceeded to explain, in every detail imaginable, that I have type 1 diabetes and what that involves on a daily basis. 5 minutes later, the guy has given me a hug and couldn’t apologise enough. Rant over ? but I’m gonna use this experience in the most positive way possible, I’m gonna start spreading more awareness about type 1 diabetes! The picture below is of my Novorapid, it’s in a bright orange cartridge, as you can see. If you or anyone ever has any doubts or concerns over someone injecting or testing in a public place, 1 please realise it takes a lot of courage to do that kinda thing in public trust me, and 2 just bloody ask once they’ve finished, a little privacy is just common curtesy and 3 we don’t need any pity, just understanding!! I’m sure most diabetics would agree with me and be pleased to talk about anything you have worries over! If only one person learns from this then I’ve still done what I set out to do! ❤️