The Sunday Post
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Okay, guys. Can I just…rant? about something real quick?
Backstory: I had a customer notice my medical alert bracelet at work today. The following conversation is verbatim:
Man: I like your diabetic bracelet.
Me: Thank you!
Man: So how bad do you have it?
Man: I mean, do you take insulin, or pills, or…?
I mean…yeah, I’m on insulin, but that doesn’t mean it’s BAD?
Man: No, I know. I just meant… I was put on pills, then lost weight and got taken off them, but now I’m going back to having it.
That’s….not the kind I have.
So here’s my rant.
If you find out someone has diabetes (or asthma, or depression, or high blood pressure, or general “people really annoy me today” syndrome) do not EVER ask them, “well, how bad is it?” I mean HONESTLY.
I just… I understand there are a lot of misconceptions, mostly perpetuated by (duhduhduuuuuuh) pharmaceutical companies and people who don’t know how to research things before opening their mouths…and a lot of people are under the mistaken impression that there’s only ONE sort of diabetes and that means you obviously aren’t taking care of yourself/are overweight/eat too much junk (WRONGWRONGWRONG!) but this is SO BEYOND WRONG.
There is no “good” or “bad” with this disease. It’s life-threatening for all of us, it’s a life sentence for most of us, and it wasn’t caused by anything we did or anything we put into our mouths. Even the old-school definitions of diabetes are constantly changing and being redefined as researchers discover more unknowns/figure more things out. So just…try not to assume you know what sort of illness somebody who ISN’T YOU has, okay? Because what you know is probably wrong, and all you’re doing is annoying the person you’re talking to.
SO–how’s Sunday treating everybody else?!
And that’s a wrap!
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Until next time, happy book-ing!