Face The Truth!

My 14-year-old son is a type 1 diabetic, and has been for 8 years. It has never held him back in anything he's wanted to do, and in every other respect he's as fit and healthy (probably more so) than any other kid of his age. He has just moved on from injections to an insulin pump, which he is absolutely thrilled with. Between his family, friends, and the fantastic team at our local hospital he receives all the support and encouragement he needs. What he doesn't need though is the negative, self-pitying crap that so many people on the web peddle in the name of 'Diabetes Education'. I have just spent the best part of an hour reading blog after blog posted by fat, whingeing (mostly) Americans complaining about how diabetes is ruining their lives. Well, I've got news for you.......it's not the diabetes that's ruining your lives, it's being 300lbs, living on a diet of lousy fast-food, taking no exercise, and failing to properly control your condition. God help anyone who's newly diagnosed who might read that garbage and believe that that is their future. Get a grip people, and stop spreading your moaning, miserable diatribes across the web!
golborneguy golborneguy
51-55, M
Jul 26, 2010