Can I just say how much this bothers me?
Stupid posts like this are the reason people have all these preconceived notions about diabetes. It’s the reason I thought that it was my fault when I was diagnosed. That I’d done something wrong.
People go around and say stupid things like this, and they’re just so ignorant. Right now I’m in rant mode and just furious because I saw this same post for the thousandth time.
For the record, there’s more than one type of diabetes. There’s Type 1, which is what I have, and what’s also known as Juvenile Diabetes, Type 2, gestational diabetes, and prediabetes. Type 1 is when you’re body’s own immune system destroyes the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. It’s a genetic disease. NOT something you get when you each a bunch of candy bars.
I find it so insulting! I didn’t develope diabetes because I ate too much, or the wrong food, or because I’m overweight. It just happened, and I don’t have any knowledge of someone else in my family having diabetes.
Type 2 on the other hand. Well, that actually accounts for 90-95% of all the diabetics in the US.
People should be educated about this stuff! It’s like comparing two or in this case four different diseases. And being meshed into one group is ignorant. Also like I said before, insulting. It’s not my fault I have diabetes. So idiots should learn a little something before making stupid and tastless comments.
I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me who’s really bothered by this. I’m actually really proud to be diabetic. I hate it with every fiber of my being, but I’m not ashamed.
Anyway. Rant over.