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Diet: SW based with exercise
Start Date: 14/08/2012
Start Weight: 17st3lb
Current Weight: 16st6lb
Goal Weight: 11st0lb
Goal Date: 01/08/2013
Start BMI: 34.6
Current BMI: 33
Goal BMI: 22.1
Total Weight Loss: 0st11lb
Weight to Lose: 5st6lb
% Lost 4.56%
A type 1 / Type 2 question
I'm just wondering what everyone thinks of the name "diabetes" and what it means to you?
The general public would say its people who have eaten too many sweets or something similar, which might be the case for some T2's, but I must admit, as a T1 who has an auto immune disease, I feel a little let down (and not even sure who by!).
Why is it Type 1 or 2, Mody, etc, when essentailly, its the treatment thats the same and not the illness? Does anyone know? Ive sometimes thought maybe it was that the difference was discovered later than the set of symptoms?
Now that I'm overweight, and an adult (diagnosed as a child) I feel that people look at me with a knowing look, as if to say, "yes, you look diabetic"
sorry if this offends anyone, it's not in any way meant to, just feeling a bit rant-y
get into the 16's by september
get into the 15's by october
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I was diagnosed Type2 17 years ago at the age of 62 . At the time I was only about 10½ stone which was definitely not overweight. My mother and her sister were diabetic so I should not have been surprised but I was.
Over the years age and arthritis have slowed me down considerably. Two years ago I needed a hip replacement so I have not been very mobile and my weight is now 14½ stone.
Like you I get knowing looks that it's my fault I am diabetic because I have eaten too much! It makes me mad too and it's surprising how little most people know about diabetes. "Type 2 is not as serious as Type 1" -Oh yes it is, the results could be the same with, in the worst cases, amputations and blindness. This is what we live with every day.
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