I recently had a discussion with my type 1 niece that started with her saying "Here's my prejudice as a Type 1: Type 2 diabetes is completely preventable, it's a result of lifestyle choices (poor diet, no exercise, being overweight). All those people who die from Type 2 diabetes don't have to, they just have to make the effort and make better choices in their lives."
i accept that my diabetes is due largely to my, formerly, unhealthy lifestyle. i did point out that "genetics loads the gun. lifestyle pulls the trigger" and that many of the diseases that plague modern society are due in large part to lifestyle.
I'd like to hear from Type 1's. Do you resent having to "share your disease" with us Type 2's?
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