Fuck Diabetes! Yeah, I said it. Someone needs to. And after riding the Glucoaster all night following my 9 hours at work, I’m more than willing to do the job. I feel like hell. I’m incredibly tired. I’m cranky. And I hate this disease. F**k it and all of the misery that goes with it.
And as for the “person with diabetes” versus “diabetic” labels thing… I don’t tend to get worked up over those. I respect that some folks do and I understand why. Frankly, though, I much prefer Mike.
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There is an old saying that states “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. I’m willing to bet we’ve all disagreed with this at some point, and especially when it comes to diabetes. Many advocate for the importance of using non-stigmatizing, inclusive and non-judgmental language when speaking about or to people with diabetes. For some, they don’t care, others care passionately. Where do you stand when it comes to “person with diabetes” versus “diabetic”, or “checking” blood sugar versus “testing”, or any of the tons of other examples? Let’s explore the power of words, but please remember to keep things respectful.