I’ve started a personal blog and this is my first post for Diabetes Blog Week 2015.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a sudden traumatic event. Suddenly we are told we have a chronic life-long condition for which there is no cure and that we face a life of complications and early death. As someone diagnosed with Type 2 this can be particularly shocking as we are treated by the medical system in a really patronizing way with very mixed messages. We are told that not only did we cause our condition by being fat and lazy we are also given commands by our doctors to take our medication and do certain things with our lifestyle. Before being diagnosed with diabetes my interactions for the healthcare system was for acute care, a cut which was stitched up, an infection with a prescription of an antibiotic. I saw the doctor, trusted their competence. I was told what to do and then left and complied with their direction.