I'm a type 1 since forever and I poke fun at all the funny things that can happen to you when your diabetic. Laughter is wonderful! But my humor is based on fact and I use not only to educate my audience, but to make them see all the positives in what can perceived as a very negative situation.
What really got me going regarding blogging was Halle Berry's most idiotic statement that she
(and I quote) " I've been able to ween myself off insulin through diet and exercise and no longer considers myself a type 1, but a type 2."
OK PEOPLE - THAT INFORMATION COULD KILL SOMEONE.
First lesson in this blog - There is absolutely no way in hell that a Type 1 Diabetic can become a Type 2. THEY ARE 2 DIFFERENT DISEASES.
Type 1 is an autoimmune disease where the body's own cells actually attack the area of the Pancreas (The Island of Langerhans) where insulin is produced. TYPE 1's no longer make insulin and must inject the hormone in order to live.
Type 2 Diabetes is an metabolic disease where the body is insulin resistant. It still produces the hormone, but does not produce enough of it. type 2's take either oral medication or injections of the insulin.
Those of us with Type 1 or, who work and or who have a loved one with Type 1 spend 100s of hours educating any and all who ask what the difference between the two is.
A celebrity ( in this case a one who was misdiagnosed initially) spreads the falsehoods regarding the two diseases and that could cause serious harm to the public.
Do I think she was misdiagnosed? Yeah, absolutely, 100%, I do. Do I think her statement was idiotic? Yeah, absolutely, 100%, I do.
I plan to post more on the subject but my blood sugar is getting low and I need to eat.
Keep the faith and we will talk about this later.