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[IP] Type War!
I hate that there seems to be so much hostility and upset about this "type"
war. I guess
much of it is because the general public still thinks that type 2 is just
caused by being
"overweight/lazy". They seem to think that if everyone just shed a few pounds,
would go away. I know that is completely unfair and untrue. But that same
puts that label on type 1's. It's hard to be a chubby type 1! People will try
you about your weight and eating habits and tell you that if you just exercised
wouldn't need those nasty shots. It was really hard on me as a small child to
that because I WAS plump. But I did find that my short stint of trying to
and getting hypos left and right wasn't curing me. :) (although the rapid
caused by my rampaging blood sugars before diagnosis did help some with the
also made me resent my somewhat plump mother. I was sooo sure whe was just
jealous of my
sudden weight loss and was punishing me by dragging me to doctors).
I think that any bit of hostility is caused by this--the general public's
that we just seem to be lazy and overweight people who bring this on ourselves.
if we only ate salad and baked chicken breasts none of us would need insulin or
and we would all be svelte! HA!
I have enough harsh memories of adults telling me stuff like that. I have
over sneaking candy and treats as a child. Hoping for a hypo so I could have
chocolate. Being told over and over, "No, you can't have that" or "I guess you
gotten low because you didn't eat right" and chasing NPH with calories trying
to keep it
all level. We've all got enough problems without intentionally OR
hurting each other.
Let's all get along.
>From the massive city of Bowling Green, KY
dx'd right before her ninth birthday, now 26!
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