Do you feel bad about your diabetes or that you have to do certain things to manage it? If you do, you are not alone by a long shot. This article shows just how much it can be in our lives. http://diatribe.org/issues/67/learning-curve?...
What really surprised me was the stigma attached to type 1 parents. I was shocked to see they are one of the largest groups that feel stigmatized at 83%. It is due to the perception that they caused the disease in their child. It was not stated, but I am sure the parents of type 2 children are also foisted into this blame by others or even themselves.
The article mentioned how far we have come, but the numbers are still staggering. The only group that felt the least stigmatized were type 2 on oral medication at 51%. That is just sad. I am sure having an onset of diabetes as an adult equips us each a little better to handle things.
I suppose, since I was last in the family to get it and I was almost 50 when I did, it didn't affect me the same way. I don't much care what people think of my disease. But there are so many who do.
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