Woman Dragged After Leaving Diabetic Boyfriend Without Snacks

A woman has been slammed for eating all of her diabetic partner's snacks, causing him to risk experiencing an episode of hypoglycemia.

In a post shared on Thursday, the woman, who goes by the username u/diabatesbf21, asked Reddit if she was wrong for eating all of her boyfriend's sugary snacks that he needs for his diabetes, and users didn't hold back on their thoughts.

The woman explained that after eating all of her boyfriend's snacks, he came home a few hours saying his sugar levels were low, but there was nothing suitable left to eat.

"He hurried fast to the fridge and he found nothing, he started panicking and I told him I ate the last ones, and he kept yelling at me because the next store is a bit far, so he drank a cup of water mixed with sugar and told me to quickly bring him something sweet from the store because 'pure sugar isn't fast to break down.'"

diabetic person checking sugar levels
A stock image shows a diabetic person checking their sugar levels. A woman has been slammed online for eating all of her partner's snacks, leaving him at risk of suffering an episode of hypoglycemia. Getty Images

She then said she bought a few chocolate bars for him but it took about 30-40 minutes.

"After he got his sugar levels to normal, he continued yelling at me for not thinking about him and for eating everything in the fridge without thinking about him in case of an emergency since he has diabetes."

According to data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 37.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, about 11.3 percent of the population.

About 96 million people, 38 percent of the population, aged 18 years or older, have prediabetes, a percentage that rises to 48.8 percent among people aged 65 years, with 26.4 million in this age group affected.

Most users sided with the man, who could have faced real health problems. One user, Hot-Specialist-6824, commented: "[YouAreTheA**hole]. It's clear from the couple of times you used the phrase '...or whatever.' That you don't pay attention, you don't really care and you're fairly self-centered.

"Any reasonable normal person would know that a diabetic occasionally needs to get their sugar up and therefore needs snacks available."

EngineeringDry7999 added: "In my house it's common courtesy to ask before eating the last of something. Especially if it's the very last snack of any kind."

Shanisasha, commented: "I'm diabetic. I have a preferred snack for my low episodes. My kids have known this and do not eat them unless I specifically hand them to them or I positively confirm they are allowed to (I usually say yes whenever they ask because I buy in bulk, but I have occasionally asked them not to until I could buy more).

"That OP lives with her bf and hasn't even bothered to take the time to pay attention doesn't bode well. Poor dude's gonna need an ambulance and a glucagon push one day and OP's gonna turn around and b***h that he's keeping them awake."

Shortasalways added: "I knew someone who went into a diabetic coma and passed while everyone wasn't at home. It's awful. If I had someone diabetic in my family I would make a basket just for them as emergency snacks and would refill once used. Those were probably his emergency stash."

"OP's indifference is troubling. She said she got him some snacks eventually adding in the 30-40 min as though it was a couple of minutes," said InterestingTry5190.

Plantsandanger added: "Not just "feels like an eternity," 30-40 min delay for sugar when you're diabetic and crashing is medically dangerous."

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