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Oh, wow. Just read your blog in today's paper and had to post. Absolutely ANYONE who says diabetes isn't a real disease is, without a doubt, an absolute idiot. No other word will describe that person. They have obviously never seen anyone lose limbs because of the disease, or have severe injuries because peripheral neuropathy prevents them from feeling the pain of stepping on a sharp object or burning their hand on a hot surface. Or any of the myriad severe internal organ failures that can occur because of either type of diabetes. Or watched their 2 year old nephew almost DIE before his diabetes was diagnosed. Diabetes is one cause of obesity.
Your blog is right on target. Each person handles their illness in their own manner, but no one should say a person's illness isn't a "real" illness unless they are a medical physician (and even they have been known to be wrong).
Thank you for a wonderful blog.
Major problem is that the two types of diabetes are very different but lumped together. I know because my wife is a Type 2 and she says it.