Do non-diabetics sometime see us as having something similar to being left-handed? Or at worst, needing glasses to correct a vision impairment?
Do they see us as having something along those lines, rather than as having something so serious and deadly?
Is it because we have tried so hard, used technology so much, just to fit in, to assimilate, to achieve?
We know how quick and devastating lows can be. Some of us know how brutal the long-term, and sometimes short-term, complications are.
Why does there seem to be such a disconnect in this era of openness and toleration, between what we deal with as diabetics daily and how we are perceived by the public? And does it take away from the drive to find a real cure?