Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Insulin Use is NOT a Stigma

I was quite pleased when I read this article. And no- it wasn't because she is eye-candy. All too often, people don't like to talk about insulin. Insulin is often seen as a punitive action, thanks to us docs who threaten patients with "if you don't eat right, you're going to eventually need insulin!". Or, insulin is seen as a sign of failure when it should not be.
After all, the person with type 1 is dependent on insulin- her life depends on it.
 
 
And I've seen one too many patients who went into DKA, or have uncontrolled diabetes, because they were embarassed by the fact that they used insulin, and preferred to skip their shots.
And so, I was proud to read about this young lady who decided not to hide the fact that she was insulin dependent.
She would be an excellent role model for many out there. Bravo!

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