Do you feel ashamed?.... Well Don’t!.... I repeat Don’t! No one with diabetes should feel ashamed. I have type 2 and to hear some tell it I should be ashamed, well I’m not. I didn’t ask for this disease and I didn’t cause it. Some will say you were overweight so you caused it, Bull Hockey. Being overweight doesn’t cause T2 it only complicates it, but man does it complicate it. If you’re T2 and maybe a little heavy stop being ashamed, be proud, you’re here seeking help and doing something to get this disease under control. That’s something to take pride in.
People with type 2 aren’t the only to feel shame and that’s wrong. Folks of all types can feel shame. There is a lot of baggage that comes with diabetes. There are fears, anxieties, depression and eating disorders that come with D that we didn’t cause or ask for. We need to remember that these are symptoms not weaknesses. Being diabetic 24-7 is the ultimate in stressful, it messes with our minds and causes us harm.
I guess I just needed to vent, when I see people that are ashamed it bothers me because what is a shame is for someone to hide from their needs because they feel ashamed.