Diabetes Stigma – Let’s Keep Talking About It

I love that the conversations about diabetes stigma continue, and it’s clear to anyone paying attention that there’s a lot to talk about.

The folks at diaTribe and dQ&A (dQ&A is a diabetes focused research company that works closely with Kelly Close, Close Concerns, and diaTribe) shared some really interesting information they gathered recently and I wanted to help spread the word.

Their Storify piece tells it so well:

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[…] and videos tell the real story about diabetes, or are they helping to spread misinformation and stigma – things we’re all working so hard to […]

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Lady Imp
1 year 26 days ago

:( dstigma. Makes me sadface. I really wish people weren’t so ignorant. But it seems to me that for every ignorant person you share insight with and get to see the error of their ways, two more come crawling out of the woodwork. I saw a YouTube video where a Type 1 said that it was the worst kind because Type 2 can be reversed. I wanted to facedesk. It doesn’t help our cause when even diabetics don’t know what’s up.

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Lady Imp
1 year 26 days ago

:( dstigma. Makes me sadface. I really wish people weren’t so ignorant. But it seems to me that for every ignorant person you share insight with and get to see the error of their ways, two more come crawling out of the woodwork. I saw a YouTube video where a Type 1 said that it was the worst kind because Type 2 can be reversed. I wanted to facedesk. It doesn’t help our cause when even diabetics don’t know what’s up.

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1 year 1 month ago

I am currently raising money to travel South Korea to receive a bone marrow stem cell transplant for type 1 diabetes. I will be documenting the entire experience and will not be holding back on recording the highs and lows of the ordeal. I am ready to see type one diabetes, and every other disease, cured.

http://www.gofundme.com/bauo5w

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1 year 1 month ago

Thank you for breaking this down and sharing it. The stigma is one of the hardest things to live with and to fight. Hopefully together we can all make it better.