Saturday, March 22, 2008

Diabetic and proud

I am a type 1 diabetic.

And I'm proud of it.

There are a lot of inaccurate portrayals of diabetes in the media, and there's a lot in our society to make us feel ashamed of being diabetic. I've been discriminated against by employers and coworkers, treated as an invalid by family and friends, and systematically denied coverage by health and life insurance companies.

Despite all of this, I am proud of who I am — and being diabetic is part of that. I hope this blog will help other diabetics to embrace their conditions, take ownership of them, and exercise the right to live just as full a life as anyone else.

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