Today is #WorldDiabetesDay. I'll be doing a few story videos to explain what my life is like being a diabetic, particularly a Type 1. The difference between Type 1 (me) and Type 2 is that I was born with the condition, and it was gradual diagnosis as my pancreas began to fail. Type 2s, through weight, poor diet choices etc. trigger diabetes through that and have to make life changes to allow their pancreas to function properly. I sadly don't have that option so I have to take insulin for the rest of my life.
If you have diabetes or know someone who does make sure to talk about it, raise awareness and also separate Type 1 and Type 2 in conversations so that people understand the difference. This isn't to shame Type 2s at all, but our condition is irreversible and we are overshadowed by the media and health services portrayal of Type 2s and the big Heath crisis. For more information on Diabetes visit www.diabetes.org.uk 💉
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