Perceptions of Stigma in the Diabetes Online Community

Perceptions of Stigma in the Diabetes Online Community – a poster presented at 2017 IDF Congress.

Perceptions of Stigma in the Diabetes Online Community

iDOCr presented this poster at the 2017 IDF Congress. You can read more about this at https://www.idocrcouncil.com/idocr-poster-presented-at-the-international-diabetes-federation-congress/.

#dBlogWeek: What Brings Me Down

The one thing that always brings me down about diabetes

Today’s Diabetes Blog Week prompt:

May is Mental Health Month so now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you and / or your loved one, and how do you cope?

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There’s one thing in particular that always brings me down when it comes to diabetes. That is talk of a cure.

Talk of a cure, you say? Why would that bring you down? Wouldn’t it give you hope? Hope that one day you won’t have to take pills or shoot insulin? Hope that one day you can go for a hike without worry that you’ll go low on the trail? Hope that one day you can eat a carb-heavy meal without judgement?

First of all, when people talk about a cure for diabetes they aren’t talking about me.

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