when are we going to accept we are one big family

By medic673b Latest Reply 2011-11-16 12:28:17 -0600
Started 2011-11-14 21:57:19 -0600

I am so sick and tired of T1's who act like their special and the only ones with a disease or problems Tired of being told that as a T2 that i don't count as much and that it was my fault that i got Diabetes in the first place Last time i checked we are still prone to the same nasty side effects that t1 are. I did not ask for this or try and get this.

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Type1Lou 2011-11-16 12:28:17 -0600 Report

If your discussion is in response to ssumm's discussion about changing the name of diabetes for Type1's, you will note that many of us Type 1 disagree with him. I, quite frankly, resent your lumping me in the same camp with him.

Jan8 2011-11-16 11:59:48 -0600 Report

None of us asked for this but it is what it is and we are all in this together and hopefully can support each other. I never heard of anyone descriminating about this. It really is not helpful to do so. I am a T1 who was a T2 last year. We just take different meds,that's all.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-16 11:10:00 -0600 Report

Don't let people who don't know of what they speak get to you. If people are that uninformed, maybe just give them a little education. You would be helping to spread the word and stop negativity from spreading. Good Luck!

GabbyPA 2011-11-16 09:58:30 -0600 Report

Working together is a far more successful venture. There should be no bitterness. The media stereo types us all, and to be honest, it is done in everything we don't understand.

We have to educate, and sometimes we have to start with ourselves. I am a type 2, but I try to learn about type 1. And there are other types there as well that are always being refined.

Does a blind person who was born blind bemoan the one who lost sight later due to a foolish accident? Probably. Does someone in a wheel chair from youth resent the one who is put there because of a car wreck? Maybe....

Dr. Seuss had it so brilliantly in his book the "Star Bellied Sneaches" in that there were sneaches with stars and some without and each thought the other to be less than they. Those without wanted to be like those who had stars and vice verse, but found out that they were really the same. We can see the foolishness of it in a child's book, but can't seem to get it in real life.

Education is where it all starts. And while the 2 year old child with type 1 will always get more sympathy from the masses than the 300 pound 50 year old with type 2, we have to help them understand that is not the issue. The issue is the disease and how indiscriminately it chooses it's targets.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-15 14:03:21 -0600 Report

Medic in life people often speak when it would be better for them to keep quiet, like it should be in here. We can become angered or hurt by rude comments that others make when they are showing a great lack of judgement. I realize that as a Type 2 that I have an easier time keeping control then the Ones but I do not need them to throw it into my face. I became a diabetic because a dietician had me on a high carb low fat diet…she did not ask if I have Native American blood…she assumed that because I am blonde there would be no problem. There are also many twos that are twos for no apparent reason, not overweight etc.
I feel that for this section of the forum we should all try to work to help each other with our mutual enemy D. Yes we are all different but we all are seeking the same goal: education on how to live healthier lives.
Please do not let a bad apple ruin the whole barrel (site) for you.

granniesophie 2011-11-15 05:38:31 -0600 Report

nevermind-I just read the post that got you going, and I have removed my reply to you because of that post. All I can say now is "Yikes"-someone is striring up a fire that doesn't need to be stirred.

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