When I talk to other people in the diabetes online community (DOC) and get excited because someone finally understands me
Anonymous asked: What can I say when somone tells me I got an autoimmun disorder because I don't live vegan?
I’m not quite sure I understand… Is someone telling you that the reason you have type 1 diabetes is because you’re not a vegan? I’ve never heard that one before…
I would first say that everyone lives and believes in different things and that you don’t have to follow a vegan diet to be healthy. Also I would tell them we don’t know yet what causes diabetes, but that it is believed to be from genetic, viral and environmental factors, and that it has nothing to do with what you eat. T1D happens when the immune system, for whatever reason, begins to believe that the beta cells (that produce insulin) in the pancreas are foreign/bad and attacks and destroys them.
Here’s a good explanation:
getyourownurlwhore asked: Hey could I share my diabetes blog rantsofadailydiabetic it's just a blog on my experience and feelings with the Beetus if love to get questions and submissions AND HELP THE ONLINE DIABETIC COMMUNITY GROW :D
Guys, guys, guys. It will only take 30 seconds, and then you can get back to scratching behind my ears.
One… two… three… POKE!
Where are you going to throw that used test strip??!?!
When should you test? RIGHT MEOW!
Can’t find your lancing device? C’mere; I got this.
We promise we won’t even overreact to whatever the number is. It’s just information.
See? That wasn’t so bad. Now let’s go take a nap.