Real diabetics explain how their disease affects daily life
Diabetes is a disease that currently affects 29 million people in the United States alone. Some are born with the disease, while others acquire it later in life. However, there is no current cure for diabetes, and it can affect different people in different ways.
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Several people who suffer from diabetes took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain what living with diabetes is really like.
Diabetics must take great precautions with things that are mindless for most people, such as eating:
Although the struggle of diabetes might be obvious, some people see the silver lining:
The difference between sympathy and empathy might become painfully clear when you suffer from diabetes:
Having a support system during times of struggle is important for morale and relaxation:
When people know something personal about you, it might lead them to make hurtful assumptions:
Just because it's not obvious on the outside, it doesn't mean that a diabetic isn't suffering:
Even though it might be out of care, having a disease might cause loved ones to hover over your decisions:
Being diabetic might mean denying yourself certain pleasures for the sake of your health:
Knowing your disease might affect your loved ones is anxiety-provoking:
Despite all the struggles that come along with it, you get some perfect opportunities to geek out:
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Check out the bright side with these uplifting statistics:
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