You picked the WRONG month to leave your comment on my blog! You see this is November. This is Diabetes Awareness Month. This is the time to educate others about type 1 diabetes and to spread awareness so that one day we may have a real life cure.
Then again, as I'm typing this, I'm thinking that maybe your comment came at just the right time. You have proven why it is so important for us to spread awareness...because there are so many - LIKE YOU - who don't have the facts straight!
I welcome you to follow my blog, especially this Diabetes Awareness Month, so that you too may clear up your misconceptions.
Mom of a beautiful girl with Type 1 Diabetes (who did NOTHING to cause this!!)
The comment that I am referring to in the above note ironically was submitted on the first day of Diabetes Awareness month on a very old post of mine Ten Things I Hate About You Diabetes. Here is the idiotic comment (which I am sharing here to make a point, but NOT publishing on my blog post as a comment).
chiropractor Hurtsville has left a new comment on your post "Ten things I hate about you, Diabetes":
Diabetes is truly a pain to deal with. In this case, the old adage "prevention is the best cure" holds true. I'm glad you came up with this post, because I'm sure it will warn a lot of people before they start having diabetes themselves.
P.S. You got one thing right in this comment - Diabetes is a pain!!! But I challenge you to PROVE to me that I could have done something to prevent Type 1 Diabetes from happening to my little girl.
Diabetes Fact #1: Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas.
Diabetes Fact #2: No one knows exactly what causes type 1 diabetes. However, it IS known that it is NOT caused by poor diet or lack of exercise. Scientists believe that both genetic and environmental factors are involved.