of course, i never think about it. i've been wearing sleeves and sweaters all winter and since i switched jobs during the colder season, a lot of my new coworkers have never seen it. ...enter new questions. :) (everyone knows i love to educate and make sure people REALLY understand diabetes and the differences, etc)
i teach junior achievement to third graders. this semester's lesson just ended, but the seasons changed when i was teaching, and i showed up with short sleeves on one day - there were at least eight hands raised before i even started talking - everyone wanted to know what 'that thing on your arm is.'
sometimes the questions pop up from friends or random people i meet at a store who are curious, and i'm okay with that. i'd much rather have people ask than guess or assume.
which reminds me of when i borrowed a dexcom to wear for a week when my family went to disney world. my mom told me that when we were waiting to meet mike and sully (duh.), a little girl in line behind us asked her mom what was on my arm. her mom hushed her and told her to be quiet. i WISH i had heard them because i would have gladly explained it to them, it's normal for kids to be curious! ...if you ever see me and want to know, just ASK!
|yes i awesomely cropped out the middle of this picture for privacy reasons|
*yes, i wear my dexcom on the back of my arm. yes, dexcom suggests wearing it on your stomach. i promise i'm not the only one who does this.