Day 7: What I’ve Been Told

Today’s topic is one that I am sure many of those person’s with type 1 diabetes will either jump all over. But they might also choose to ignore it. The amount of BS that we are told or hinted at or just said will cure us, is overly ridiculous. A few weeks ago Kim made mention of someone needing to create a site called “The Cinnamon” in honor of The Onion and start doing just this.

This page has brought me great joy to read these “real” stories. This honest to goodness truth.

Sadly though we all face these stereotypes in whatever illness we talk about. Yet, we must smile and deal with it. Maybe take the time and effort to teach and educate. However there are times when we just can’t or just don’t have the energy to continue to break the stereotypes. There is no cure, exercise for people with type 1 makes us healthy, but will not cure us. Cinnamon is not a miracle cure. Yes for people with type 2, the symptoms and signs of diabetes can be controlled, monitored, and even suppressed but living a healthy life, but they still have type 2. As it stands there is no cure. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. When will this happen?. Probably not for some time, despite fact that there is so much research out there. There are new breakthroughs on the horizon, but the cure is a five many years away.

We just hang in there. We just see what we can do. We try our hardest and go from there. The news stories, the tales, the cure, is not ready yet. Until I see it in my hands or in my body. I will not get overexcited each time something new happens. More so, I will not spread the propaganda or misinformation. I will pass what I know on because I was able to confirm it.


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