Middle Child Blues

Diabetes is Just a Word

I look for health tips all the time. I also am very curious about Type 1 Diabetes-related health tips due to my Type 1 Diabetes. The problem is that because we are like 5% of the population of diabetics (the other ~95% are Type 2) we are grouped in with them. So pretty much we are the middle child that Mom and Dad forgot at the gas station. I’ve taken a class focused on Diabetes (we know they just forgot to say type 2), but surprisingly, they DID offer information on Type 1! Yay! Type 1 was probably 1/6 of the subject material though, the other 5/6 being things dealing with Type 2. Oh well. It’s really hard to find scientific resources for Type 1. All anyone cares about anymore is Type 2.

When I’m reading an article about “Diabetics”, how am I supposed to know if they are talking about mine or others? It gets frustrating because from my class I learned that these diseases are similar, but they are very different as well. Excuse my frustration, but it’s hard not to feel neglected.



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