Diabetes Can be a Five Letter Word.
... and that five letter word is "guilt."
And she thinks guilt is a problem for Type 1s...... Let me tell you what it is like for the overweight, Type 2, diabetic.
Forgetting the fact that both my parents have been diagnosed with diabetes, and both of my fathers parents were diagnosed with diabetes, and that my father, his father and mother, all died of cardiovascular complications of diabetes ...
IT IS MY FAULT I HAVE DIABETES.
Ask any one. Ask my endo, my primary care physician, the NY Times or anyone walking down the street. It is my f*ing fault I'm here.
At least I was diagnosed before "pre-diabetes".
Seriously my blood sugar has been watched since I was a teen ager. My first fasting glucose test as done when I was around 15 and NOT over weight. In fact, I was pretty thin (disappeared when I turned sideways) until I was riding a bicycle and hit by a car.
One doctor (sleep / pulmonary specialist and one of the top in the city of Dallas) figures that I have sleep apnea because my jaw was broken. Love him, because the undiagnosed sleep apnea is probably the cause.
I have struggled with sleep and weight since then. And I rarely win.
But I'm sorry -- Type 1s don't know the first thing about guilt -- we've deal with the same guilt as we do PLUS! (and yeah, I know a lot of idiots blame Type 1 on too much sugar too).