Type 1

By ChandaMacall Latest Reply 2014-09-15 00:54:49 -0500
Started 2013-10-25 02:21:47 -0500

I hate it when people hear that my brother and I are both type 1 diabetics. Why? Because they automatically assume that my mother was a terrible mom and didn't feed us right. No, it's not her fault, it's not anyone's. Why are people so fast to judge?

7 replies

Sunshine225 2014-09-15 00:54:49 -0500 Report

Your mother is blessed to have you for a daughter. You obviously appreciate everything she did for you and your brother. God will reward that. As the mother of a 9 year old with Type 1, I hope that he also does not let people judge him or his family because of his medical needs.

forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2013-11-06 09:55:29 -0600 Report

Agter I had been released from the hospital when diagnosed with the diabetes,a few of my class mates had asked if it was contageous,I didnt too much get along with them before the fact,so I told them, yes it is ,so stay away from me(ha). That was a long time ago for me.1 day I went to speak with the school nurse about the other students in my class,they were scared to even get near me after what I had told the ones I didnt like. well she had arranged for an educator to come to the class during lunch . She did very well at teaching the others about the diabetes. Back then there wasnt any BS meters invented yet,I would have to test myself with clinitest and acetone tablets in a test tube. (I was testing my pee). when the meters came into affect, I really didnt like to stick my fingers all the time. Now at this time with being unaware of low or high BS I have to test myself every couple of hours. It is what it is,Type 1 diabetes cant be changed only try to control it the best we can . (though if a cure comes along,I'll be standing in line with the rest of you to get it).

LSpizale 2013-10-29 21:15:39 -0500 Report

When people hear that I have a pump they look at me with sad eyes…like you poor Darlin! They don't know it is so much better that I am on the pump!

buoyant 2013-10-25 11:05:51 -0500 Report

i and my mom both are type 1 diabetic, but my mom always finds herself to be guilty of this,but its not her fault still the people blame her for my condition…love u mom.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-10-25 09:54:52 -0500 Report

People are always going to judge others. It is a fact of life. No matter what you do, you are going to be judged. I personally couldn't care less about being judged. I don't let the ignorance of others effect me in any way. Pay no attention to them or use the opportunity to educate them.

Borders96 2013-10-25 06:13:30 -0500 Report

It's especially annoying when people can't distinguish between type 1 and type 2!! And they assume we have type 1 from eating too much sugar!! Lack of knowledge is frustrating right?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-10-25 10:03:01 -0500 Report

People can't distinguish because they are not educated to distinguish between the two types. If you don't educate them when someones says something and you know they don't know, use the opportunity to educate them. It isn't their fault entirely that they don't know. People who don't have diabetics in their family, have friends who are not diabetic and are not diabetic themselves, more than likely don't know. Just think how less frustrating it would be if you educated them.

You also have to put the shoe on the other foot. How many times have your friends gave you the look, sucked thier teeth, rolled their eyes or are shocked because you don't know something they know? They will fill you in. This could be frustrating to them yet they took the time to bring you up to date on the topic of discussion. Think about school, how frustrated do you think a teacher gets after he or she repeatedly explains something and you don't get it or others in the class don't get it? This is why we have schools, to educate people. The more people learn about diabetes the less you will hear comments about not knowing the differences or thinking it is caused by not eating the right foods. Who better to educate them then a diabetic?

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