What should I do if we're out dining in a restaurant and my friend,who is diabetic, orders all the wrong things for herself?

Diabetics sometimes perversely do this. Even June, who is the most careful and rational of diabetics, has occasionally suffered this restaurant aberration.

The best thing to do when you hear the diabetically inappropriate meal being ordered is not to screech and rant and embarrass your friend in front of the waiter, but rather to order a diabetic back-up meal for yourself. Usually when her meal is presented to her, the diabetic takes one look at it and comes to her senses. Then you just say casually, without any lectures or recriminations, "It looks as if my dinner might be better for you than yours. Would you like to trade?" The diabetic almost always will with gratitude, probably as much gratitude for the freedom from lectures and recriminations as for the food. Naturally, to perform this little sleight-of-plate act, you have to know what a diabetically appropriate meal is.

Comments

Popular Posts

Where does Melanoma most often metastasize?

Ejaculation and sexual life problems after prostate surgery

How to know if your ankle is broken? How is a broken ankle treated?

How painful is a bone marrow transplant for the donor

Oral(Mouth) Cancer: Symptoms, Bleeding, Treatment and Diagnose

What is the symptoms of a head concussion? Is concussion a brain injury?

What are the most important side effects of taking female hormones?

How is a broken or cracked rib treated?

The most important difference between Hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma

Common Hand Injuries: Treatment for swollen hand due to injury