Maybe I'm just a little burnt out on diabetes talk, or something, but what I'm more burnt out on anything is the word diabetes. How many times a day do you think you say or write the word "diabetes." I feel like I might be up to 50 or 70 times a day sometimes because of my work within diabetes. I don't even LIKE the word! I actually did a little research to see where it came from...and it literally was derived from the latin word for "passing thru" because when people were first developing diabetes, they were "passing excessive amounts of urine."

Our disease literally got its name from the fact that when our blood sugars are really out whack, we have to pee a lot.

I might try to keep track one day of how many times I say or write the word, "diabetes"....what do you think your total might be?

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I don't know what my total is.... it varies by day, depending on whether it's a good control day or a bad control day. Either way, the word is at least whitenoise in the back of my head.

I also don't like the word, but that's because it describes a disease that I have. The disease could be named anything, and I wouldn't like that word.

I do wish though, that they would have named type 1 and type 2 two different things. The two diseases are different in many ways. No offense to any type 2s on this site.... but I work with a couple of women who are type 2 and they ask me things like why I don't take this pill or that pill, and make comments about how I must have it "bad" because I take insulin.

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