How do you deal with others (non-diabetics) eating your food?

How do you deal with others (non-diabetics) eating your food?

This is a frequent source of anger brought on by my frustration with knuckleheads. I don’t need anger or anything else negative in my life so I need to turn to y’all here - which I should have done a long time ago. Bear with me, please, I feel like I’m dealing with morons.
Y’all know the drill. I’m diabetic. There’s a lot of stuff I can’t eat. I buy what I can eat and I have to share fridges. I find that others eat my food “because it’s healthy”. More… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

If you can get a small dorm size refigerated for your room. Keep food in there that you don't want anyone to eat. I had to do that because there wasn't enough room in the kitchen refrigerator for 5 adults and it was hard to keep people from eating my food. Canned and boxed foods can be kept in your closet.

posted almost 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Don't find it much of a issue as i do all the shopping and cooking for the family so everything in the house minus two items that they are responsible for themselves.

posted almost 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

if this is at work, invest in a cooler and ice packs and keep it at your desk. At home, with roomies, you are going to just have remind them that you need your food left alone or else they can take you to the ER when you crash because they ate your food and pay for that bill.

posted almost 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi y’all, thanks so much for all your responses.
Well, I now have some heavy duty file boxes in my closet to store my boxed and canned foods, and have researched a small fridge for my room. I really don’t want the fridge but it seems to be a necessity. It’ll be nice to have cold water nearby also, and I will be able to keep my insulin there too.
Normally I would say the same as Nancy, take me to the ER and pay my bill, but after thinking about this quite a bit I don’t see why I should put myself in danger because other folks are too inconsiderate to keep their hands off my food.
Yeah, don’t you just love it when non-diabetics give you tips on how to eat. I can’t say how often I’ve heard crap like “but if you eat in moderation you should be fine”. Uh... I don’t want to eat in moderation, I’d rather just not eat anything I shouldn’t. And all too often when someone replaces something they ate it’s a heavily sugar-laden item. Then... “but this is very healthy!” Fine, whatever, but did you happen to notice that among the very first ingredients is high fructose corn syrup? 🤬
Is there anywhere on this site for silly non-diabetic comments, I have a feeling some of us could get a much needed laugh out of some of those. Might start a new thread for that.

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Wow. They got nerve. One thing came to my mind...it might seem drastic but....for any foods you don't need refrigerated....get a storage box and put a LOCK on it. For the refrigerator, get some kind of non see through container and put a lock on it. Maybe if you lock it up, they may get the drift that you don't want them to eat it. I totally understand but I can't say anyone was that insensitive to me. I can hardly believe it. Food is a harder thing to deal with....everyone needs to eat. Your right, if you lived with an alcoholic you wouldn't sit and drink all the time in front of them. It's inconsiderate of them to do that. I know that moving may not be an option but, maybe if you locked up your food and put notes on it "Please don't eat...this is my only thing I can eat"...something like that....maybe they would think twice. I'm so sorry to hear you have such a problem with this. It just doesn't seem right and you are having to work so hard to help yourself. Good luck. Please let me know how things are going.

posted almost 2 years ago
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