Why does everyone assume that we are all on insulin pumps or taking insulin? Is insulin as a word being used here as a total word for all medications?
I am NOT on insulin, yet, don’t plan to be unless things head south at some point. But, each and every post that I’ve posted on the type II forum, people have answered the query with the suggestion about insulin and how it is being used, and when I give it to myself, etc. I am not on insulin, and although I understand that this is the medication of general use for type I’s…it’s not always the case in type II.
For people that are newly diagnosed and come here, it might be way more confusing to them, to think that possibly insulin is the only treatment, and something is wrong with them because they aren’t using insulin. Perhaps I as a poster need to set that straight from the beginning of my posts, that would be helpful. It would also be helpful is people didn’t assume when responding that because they have a pump or are using insulin that everyone is the same.
Just a thought.