Crying out to be understood

By manapua72 Latest Reply 2013-02-22 13:46:40 -0600
Started 2013-02-18 17:10:26 -0600

So I don't see it much here on DC though I've seen the confusion here … What am I talking about ??? Just got off Facebook , there was a big rant on type 1 by type 1's at how they have an autoimmune disease that causes their diabetes and has nothing to do with life style , eating habits etc. … Little 5 year old girl with type 1 saying mommy let's put on our exercise shoes and go running so we can beat diabetes after she see's a commercial on tv , mom's heart just about broke … She's so ANGRY , that too most type 1's all that is spoken about when it comes to diabetes is about type 2 and not about them type 1's … That was just one experience I read about on this rant … I guess I understand why they feel as they do … Though my pancreas no longer produces insulin and I'm insulin dependent just as a type 1 forever will I be a type 2 … My pancreas wasn't attacked by my immune system etc … It just got overworked so much it got plum tuckered out and stopped insulin production … MAJORITY OF DIABETICS ARE TYPE 2 and if you r type 2 you don't become a type 1 or 1.5 … Now doctors may misdiagnose your condition but other then that , if they get it correct that's what you are and that is what you remain … You don't change types the different types are because if the different causes …

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Traicy 2013-02-22 13:46:40 -0600 Report

It really is aggrivating and it isnt just with the general public either. Its even the healthcare profession. I had a medical assistant tell me once "oh your diabetic" yeah I'm T1 "but you are thin". I was like wow. I try not to let people see that I am aggrivated because I think in a way people might think that D is winning. Some people just need to know the correct information and if I dont tell them who will? Joe shmoe from the down the street who's friend's aunt was diabetic? lol. There's also the people that think they know but dont. They start to try to argue with me to "win" the converstation but surely learn that they end up losing. lol.

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Set apart 2013-02-21 20:14:28 -0600 Report

Boy what I topic I can relate to. Before I was diagnosed as a T1 I exercised and did everything I had to somewhat I could be healthy. It struck me like lightening, so now I get different comments, some which I don't appreciate, the world really has no clue that diabetes is what it is, but they also don't understand that there are even differences in people with D!

lneider 2013-02-19 13:52:47 -0600 Report

boy do I understand Iam type 1 myself Iam considering an insulin pump Iam very active & have to work at avoiding lows in the beginning they thought I was type 2, I have loss 100 pounds and did not turn it around it turns out Iam type 1 so it is insulin for life, I can live with that, I sure wish there was a cure, Iam participating in a mailout fund drive for ADA, it is the least I can do for the cause:) L

manapua72 2013-02-19 11:21:49 -0600 Report

Yes it is sad that there is a lack of awareness on type 1 diabetes and what causes it … I guess that's why I understand the anger in those parents rants on Facebook … Too many kids are dying due to type 1 diabetes … I hope you can help your daughter have the BEST life she can !!!!!!!!!!!! This a pretty supportive group here , sometimes there are personality clashes and even heated debates … Yet I think you've come to the right place , DC is great …

hevyn<3 2013-02-19 08:42:43 -0600 Report

The confusion people have and under education to the public is sad. My daughter is type 1 and her principal at school told her if she could get rid of her diabetes. Naturally she began to exercise like a maniac and I had to talk with the principal when I found out what she said. My daughter is 10 and is built like a bean pole. I really wish more education on the differences was available and distributed.

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