Diabetes Blog Day was started in 2005 during Diabetes Awareness in Month to help unite bloggers and create awareness about the disease. This year’s topic is: six things you want people to know about diabetes. You can find other D-Blog Day entries here.
Six things I want people to know about diabetes:
- People with diabetes can eat sugar.
- People don’t get diabetes because they ate too much sugar.
- There are different types of diabetes, including Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, or LADA.
- Diabetes is a lot of work, but thankfully is manageable. Many people with diabetes live long and healthy lives. That being said, I recommend being cautious in your use of the word “manageable” when speaking to people with diabetes.
- I also recommend being judicious with the word “control” as it relates to diabetes. I hate being asked if my diabetes is “under control,” because if I’ve had a rough blood sugar day(s) and have to say no, it makes me feel like it’s my fault.
- The diabetic online community is one of the most friendly, helpful and supportive groups around. I’m thankful to have so many amazing d-peeps a tweet away.