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Type 1 Diabetes.... The real diabetes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Poodle, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Poodle

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    I saw this t-shirt and I. Loved. It. I mean it. I feel like it speaks the truth! Anyone else like the saying?
     
  2. obtainedmist

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    Oh gosh...those with type 2 feel it's just a "real". Compassion goes a long way in understanding the impact that any type of disease has on those who have it.
     
  3. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    No, not a fan of that slogan. Yes, I understand the frustration with all the blundering confusion between Type 1 and 2, but I'm unwilling to demean those living with Type 2 just to claim some imaginary high ground.
     
  4. Mimi

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    My co-workers T2 mother-in-law is in the hospital after having her second leg amputation. That seems pretty "real" to me. :(
     
  5. Poodle

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  6. Amy C.

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    Why are we in competition for the name Diabetes? Both are real diseases with huge consequences for not treating correctly.

    While Type 1 and 2 have different causes and different treatments, this statement does not help clarify anything and is a mean spirited part of the public discourse on Diabetes.
     
  7. Connie(BC)Type 1

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    I don't believe they don't all take care of themselves. I'm Type 1, take care of myself, and am still going blind. With Type 1 or 2, you can do everything right and STILL have complications, my genetics seem to dictate it. Also some do everything wrong with no complications. It's a crap shoot!
     
  8. Ellen

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    Maybe she had awful care - lots of people in this country get poor care for their diabetes.
     
  9. obtainedmist

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    Sometimes, people don't know they are T2 for a very long time (especially those who don't have/can't afford health care to have their blood tested regularly). The symptoms aren't as dramatic as the T1 onset and by the time they actually find out, they are in a world of trouble with the many years of high bgs washing through their system. It seems the need for education about T1 and T2 works both ways!;)
     
  10. Mimi

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    That's a pretty harsh and judgmental statement about someone you don't know.
     
  11. StillMamamia

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    All diabetes are real. The respect and understanding we expect towards us or our kids with Type 1 should also be shown towards those with any other type of diabetes.
     
  12. ChristineJ

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    Yes, this...

    Christine
     
  13. Michelle'sMom

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    Perfectly said.
     
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    Autoimmune diabetes vs non-autoimmune diabetes is probably the most factual way I refer to it, having a daughter with the former and a mother with the latter.

    Before either one were diagnosed I had no idea what the differences / nuances were, and probably did make ignorant and potentially offensive comments to diabetics of both varieties. If we know the difference, the least we can do is avoid such pitfalls!
     
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    Perfectly said!
     
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    Omg I would totally wear that, and I love the slogan
     
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    Hi Connie, I want to give you hug. So sorry to hear about your sight.

    I understand where the OP is coming from though. I know my teen Dd and her siblings would wear it in a flash. But they are easily worked up about this issue. Poor Em gets told far to frequently that she has diabetes because of her poor eating habits..:eek:. Sorry, but I was a breast feeding, grind your own grain kind of mama, and now I wish i had let he eat all the sweats she had wanted, cuz now it isn't so easy anymore:rolleyes:.
    Or well meaning parents of friends give her a dinner with NO carbs. She gets so tired of explaining why she needs carbs and yes her mom knows she is eating that.
     
  18. wilf

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    I disagree with the thinking behind the header on this thread. Do we need to be diminishing the seriousness of Type 2 in order to build ourselves up?
     

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