I know educating people is the best way to combat ignorant comments about diabetes, specifically type 1 diabetes in my case, but I feel like a broken record sometimes. I’m more than a little frustrated by some recent status updates made by people in my network of “social media friends” lately. For some reason people think it’s ok to use diabetes as a punch line in their ignorant jokes. Cancer isn’t funny, nor is Muscular Dystrophy, HIV, Hemophilia, Lupus, etc., why is diabetes so funny?
Rather than be the broken record, or get into passive aggressive social media comments (which is my natural instinct lol.), I want to know…
What do you want people to know about your life with type 1 diabetes, you know the unfunny parts?