Say what!

There are just some things that rub me the wrong way. I know I’m not the only one or else there wouldn’t already be a name for this phenomenon…pet peeves. Today’s discussion is happening because, well, common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in every garden.

I’m a diabetic. No secret there. I use insulin to control my blood sugar. Again, no surprise there. I was informed, via social media with links to news articles, that insulin is a poison and all diabetics are killing themselves by using it. News flash! If I don’t take insulin, I’m guaranteed to die a really unpleasant death. While it is possible to have an insulin reaction (various forms, including allergic), it is very rare. So uncommon that it is barely mentioned in any journal articles. Yet, that one snippet of information is what people latch onto.

Another myth buster for you…diabetes is not caused by the foods you eat. It is a genetic predisposition. In Type 1, it’s autoimmune. In Type 2, you have the gene and something triggers it. While life style changes are an important part of managing diabetes, they’re not everything. If I had a penny for every time someone told me how “bad” something was for me to eat or how I “brought this on myself” through diet, I’d be a billionaire by now.

So, the common sense. An acorn falls from a tree and the sky is falling. Sure, you can look at things that way. Or, you can look around, observe a few things and maybe ask some questions before you determine the apocalypse is here.

Oh, and don’t smack my cupcake out of my hand. I’m allowed to have treats, just like everyone else. Everything in moderation!

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