Diabetes – Not A Disease?

Diabetes – Not A Disease?

I need to vent a bit here. I had someone post a comment to one of my recent posts and in that comment, she said: “Diabetic (I think she meant to say Diabetes) is not a disease, it is a metabolic disorder, where your blood sugar level can be easily maintained with dietary and lifestyle modifications.”

Now I appreciate that I by creating this blog I am opening myself up to the rest of the world and have enabled people to post their comments on what I have to say. Most of the time, I welcome these comments. It definitely helps me to not feel so alone in all the stuff that I have to go through. And I believe that she started out her comment by telling me she had read my other posts on the blog. Well if that is, in fact, the case, then I guess she missed the fact that I have Type 1 Diabetes and REQUIRE medication to live my life, dietary and lifestyle modifications cannot easily maintain my blood sugar levels. Why would someone say something like that to someone who is a Type 1 Diabetic? I don’t get it!

Now I know I am splitting hairs here, and that Diabetes is a metabolic disorder, but come on. Isn’t that just a fine point between disease and disorder. I may be overly sensitive but that comment and actually the entire tone of the comment, just made me angry. And happily enough I have this blog to post about my anger! Yipee for me! And this disorder that I live with every day!

So, please feel free to continue to post comments on what I might write, but please think about what are saying before you hit the send button. That’s all I am asking here!

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