Lately I've gotten really sick and tired of people talking to me about diabetes. I've had some really negative comments made to me, like I'm not fat enough or old enough to be a diabetic. When I ask them what they mean, they start telling me stuff I've heard on the news and in diabetic newsletters that refer to type 2 diabetes. I'M TYPE 1!! Although a lot of the treatments are the same (watch what you eat, exercise, check sugar levels) there are some fundamental differences. I didn't have a choice about going on insulin.
Yeah, okay, I admit I don't always eat healthy, but who does? I enjoy a good meal, nothing dainty. Normally if given the choice, I'll go for the biggest piece of steak (or whatever meat) than go for the salad. I eat chocolate and candy. Sure, I can't eat a lot at once, but that doesn't mean people can tell me that I'm not allowed to eat it.
I get treated differently all the time, and I'm tired of it. I'm a diabetic yes, but first and foremost I'm a person. If anybody else has had problems like these, I'd like to know.
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