Sometimes I wonder if there is a stigma with diabetes. When others find out that you are diabetic, they say things like, wow, you cant eat this and you cant eat that. Sometimes they do act different around you. If invited over they even make you diabetic jello! Not knowing of course sugar free is not carb free! But the kind thought is there.
We, ourselfs, sometimes carry the stigma. I cant eat this, I have been given a sentence.
I wish that instead of literature saying you can go blind, or you can loose a leg, or have a stroke, they would say it does not have to be.
It took me a long time (almost a year and a half!) to realize, its okay to be diabetic. I can be diabetic and still live a good life. A difficult one sometimes, but a good one.
I would love to know how others were able to conquer this stigma. How did you get over the fact that diabetes is not a death sentence and a awful way to live and nothing good to eat?
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