How do you all feel when you see another disease or condition being stated as "just like diabetes and insulin"?
It seems to me sometimes that type 1 diabetes is the ultimate medical metaphor for just about any disease or condition that is treated with medication. Asthma, depression, ADHD, whatever--"It's just like diabetes! You wouldn't not take your insulin if you were diabetic, would you?"
Yesterday, on a growth hormone deficiency forum, I saw it again: GHD is "just like" diabetes. Well, no. GHD has similarities with diabetes, sure. There are hormones you're deficient in and you take them by needle. But to me, that's where the similarities end. I understand the impulse to the analogy and why people make the comparison, but I always end up irked.
Am I the only one?