Yes, and diabetes, like many chronic conditions, comes with this embedded prejudice in people that it’s not “that bad” or that serious, so how dare you be debilitated by it! My dad had diabetes, and it frustrates me to no end that people are unaware of how many complications and side-effects it can have, how co-morbid it is with depression and other symptoms, and how serious it can really be. We have far too much of a bias, culturally, of assuming people have it easier than they actually do.

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