For people who don’t know:
There are 4 Types of Diabetes, but in this post I will only be speaking on Type-1, and Type-2. Type- 2 or “Diabetes” as it’s commonly referred to because it is more then twice as common then Type-1. Is what everyone thinks of anytime the word “Diabetes” is mentioned.
The posts that I read earlier all say the same thing..
“Diabetes can be cured” “Diabetes can be managed well enough that it will eliminate the need for medication”
I’m sorry but this is just purely FALSE
and is what makes my daughter’s fight that much harder.
Type-1 Diabetes is an auto-immune disease.
Not something that was done from poor life choices, despite public belief.
We’ve all seen the commercials, it mentioned in our favorite Television Programming. Diabetes is from not exercising, and a poor diet.
Type- 1? No
No matter how much she exercises, no matter what she eats, no matter how great a pancreas my wife and I are… she will ALWAYS be a Diabetic…
Unless, sometime in the future doctors find out what causes the body to turn on itself and destroy its own pancreas.
Even with a transplant… what caused her body to attack itself to begin with, will only do the same to a transplanted pancreas, eventually.
False, or incomplete information like this is a disease itself.. plaguing not just our country, but the entire world. Our countries medical field just isn’t properly trained to handle this disease.
To me, Diabetes has to be one of the most misunderstood diseases in our entire society. Breeding only ignorance and more misinformation that parents like us have to deal with, and that kids like mine have to endure.
People often say, why do you call yourself “the Mad D Dad”?
because, on a daily basis I have to keep myself from choking the very life from the lungs of idiots, and they’re ignorant, uneducated and sometimes downright callus remarks.