Comic 40 - Myth 2
12th Nov 2009, 11:03 AM
Myth 2
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Author Notes:
Xila31 edit delete
It really is mind blowing to ask people what type of diabetes they have and they don't know. Being aware of your illness is the number one step to being a responsible patient. To hear people say things like, "Well, I don't take insulin, so I must not have the 'bad' kind." Or, "Well, I'm on insulin so I guess I have type 2." That is not the defining factor of type 1 or type 2. This should be the first thing a person learns when they are diagnosed with diabetes, and it should be the one question they should be able to answer.

Be a responsible patient, it not only benefits any health care provider you may see, but it will also be a huge benefit to yourself and your well being.
User comments:
Effigy_Power edit delete
I learn so much about Diabetes.
It's like a pamphlet... but fun... and with more nuts.
Too bad due to all those kids with Peanut-allergy, your comic would be forbidden in schools.
Francesca edit delete
I didn't know that! I don't have diabetes, but like with your last strip, I've heard many times the whole "don't eat so much sugar, you're going to get diabetes". I know people that do have diabetes, though...I should ask them what kind.

It is weird to think people who have an illness and don't know anything about it. A person only has one body :/ .