OK I’m going to have another rant at some type one diabetic who thinks that type one is so much worse than type two, it isn’t! According to Diabetes UK they say both types are equally serious if not kept in check. And I am living proof of that, as my you may be aware if you have read my blog for a while: I currently have (since March) a stump sore (my leg amputation was caused by trauma not diabetes) which has refused to heal. While I discharged myself from the weekly nurse dressing I have got the Inadine dressings n repeat prescriptions so am able to do my own dressings without the fear of running out of either that or the other dressing.
So how comes type one diabetic always seem to think that they are so much worse than type 2? Well it is of course because they are born with the condition, where by type 2’s earn the condition by over eating, being lazy, and not working (this is the obvious impression one gets from some type 1’s). I would like to put it straight as I see it.
Type one diabetics are given the annual flu vaccination – so are type two
Type one diabetics get complications from uncontrolled sugar levels – so do type two
Type one diabetics take insulin – so do some type two (myself included who takes FOUR jabs per day)
Type one diabetics are hard-working – so are type two (Type two diabetics don’t just not work nor do type one)
Type one diabetics have to watch everything they eat – oddly enough so do type two.
So what do this constant stream of type ones drivelling on about how poorly they are? I’ll give them that, they do seem to moan a lot more about how bad they are than type twos.
But in my eyes (and D-UK have said the same) ALL diabetics are the same, yes the causes and treatments may be different, but ultimately diabetes is diabetes whatever ‘version’ you have. Both can lead to serious complications, both need checking regularly, and both need a sensible diet. Additionally unless a type two is on medication they don’t get free prescriptions, so please do think before you open you mouth in future, because from where I stand there is enough discrimination against diabetes – so shouldn’t we stand together?