TYPE 1 DIABETES (T1D)
MORE THAN JUST FINGER PRICKS AND INJECTIONS
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) goes beyond testing your blood sugar and injecting yourself with needles to deliver insulin. Those two steps are merely parts of the puzzle.
The day-to-day "management" of this disease is tiresome. Its identity has become drops of blood, syringes, and tubing attached to what looks like a phone beeper from the 1990's on someone's waistband. Visibly that is what presents itself to the public eye, but people with T1D battle mental games that are hard to compare to...that's what people don't see.
The T1D community has done a poor job of educating others about our disease. Too often, we are camouflaged by Type 2 Diabetes. Although the diseases share a similar name, the differences are like night and day.
To be brief, but not rude, let me assure you that T1D is more than likely not the disease "your grandmother" has. Also, let me just say, "Yes. We can have sugar."
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Thank you for taking time to read this page! If you know someone with T1D, let them know that they're doing an amazing job and that you've got their back.