Tuesday, November 13, 2012

#NHBPM Day 13: Taboo

This is day 13 of Wego Health National Health Blog Post Month. Today's topic is to "Write about something taboo".

Actually, the very thing this blog is named for seems to be taboo in some way/shape/form. 

DIABETES

How many people have diabetes but don't want to talk about it? How many people HAVE said they have diabetes only to be given "the look"...if you or your child has diabetes, you know the look I'm talking about! Sometimes it goes beyond the look...

  • "Should you eat that?"
  • "I guess you shouldn't have had all that candy."
  • "What did you eat/feed your child?"
  • "Does it run in your family"
  • "Can't you just lose some weight and eat less sugar?"
You know when you tell people you have...say...the flu...do they immediately try to pin down who is to BLAME for the flu???? No!!!!

But diabetes seems to equate a need to BLAME or worse, to SHAME...

It's unfortunate because then you almost don't want to tell anyone. You don't seek out the much needed support.

So yeah...I think it seems like having diabetes or being able to talk about diabetes is taboo in the everyday world. And, that's just wrong.


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