But I've been thinking about this for a while now, and why the fuck is diabetes so—well—laughed at? I mean, yeah there's the DIABEETUS
thing, and I think (correct me if I'm wrong, please) that people generally hear diabetes and think the person is a fat slob that deserves it. Then there's the fact that there's two types of diabetes, and I think most people "laugh" at the type 2 diabetics, which yes, is sometimes brought on by exercise and what you eat and how you live your life. But I'm the other type, the type that's either brought on by heredity or just a fluke of the body when it randomly decides to attack your pancreas. It's the only medical condition that I can think of that is not really taken seriously. Or at least, has a reputation. A sort of "Yeah, that's serious, but I'm still having cynical thoughts in the back of my mind" kind of thing. You hear cancer, Parkinson's disease, Epilepsy, HIV, and even this new social thing with the ALS ice bucket challenge
, and you just think "Man, that sucks. What can I do?" But diabetes, and you almost snicker first, then maybe
have those thoughts like other conditions.
Or is this just me?
I'm just thinking that diabetes is laughed at first, then sometimes thought about more seriously. Is this just me? I don't really know, since my brain works in strange ways sometimes, and having diabetes, I look at it from a very different perspective. Anyone care to share some thoughts?
(My last A1C was 6.8, which is pretty good
Non-diabetics are usually in the 5 range, but diabetics in the 6 range is pretty good. The lower the better.)