Check out my guest post on mysugr.com about not fitting neatly into a diabetes diagnosis category. Surprisingly, this had numerous repercussions in accessing medical treatment and diabetes education in Australia. Your diabetes type dictated accessibility (mostly affordability) in using insulin pump therapy. There are few (if any) diabetes group education relevant for young adults with type 2 diabetes.
These barriers are not only discriminating in nature but plays a big role in evoking feelings of guilt at a type 2 diagnosis as a young adult. Because type 2 diabetes only occurs in the older population. Apparently.
Anyone can play an important role in supporting a person with diabetes, no matter what type they have. You don’t have to know the lingo or understand the intricacies behind blood glucose regulation. Sometimes, a hug or a small nice gesture completely unrelated to diabetes can turn a bad diabetes day, into a better one.
Read my guest post here: Embracing the Grey – Guest Post for mySugr
Thanks to the mySugr team for featuring this post and including my updated twitter handle (@health4diabetes). You guys are spoiling me!