I don’t have the courage to tell anyone I have this horrible disease.
Seeing stuff like this come through on My Diabetes Secret reminds me that we aren’t doing enough for the diabetes community. I don’t know exactly who “we” are, and I don’t know what can be done to help people like this, but I know the status quo is not sufficient.
How might we create a more accepting culture for people living with a chronic disease?
How might we empower people to feel they are in control of narrative surrounding their disease?
How might we better battle stigmas that create the shame that hides public disclosure of a chronic condition?
How might we, as individuals, make meaningful progress on any of the previous how might we’s I just typed?