Sometimes there are things in life that are more pressing than diabetes. Like keeping two young kids (and yourself) alive. I am truly grateful for having an understanding and supportive diabetes team who give me way more credit than I probably deserve.
The stigma that diabetes is preventable and reversible with lifestyle changes can provide people with type 2 diabetes with false hopes, resulting in feelings of guilt and failure when starting on medication. Here's my experience of why the words health educators use are so important.
What goes into making a decision about which diabetes tech is the right one for me? Lots. With more and more features being made available with diabetes tech, people with diabetes have more to consider rather than just going with the new kid on the block.