5 Things Type 1 Diabetics Wish You'd Keep to Yourself

April 10, 2015 12:08 PM

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5 Things Type 1 Diabetics Wish You'd Keep to Yourself

My name is Rachel. I'm young and healthy and energetic. I exercise daily, eat organic and vegetarian and believe in the magical powers of a good night's sleep. I'm also a type 1 diabetic who has wrestled with my disease for nine years and counting.

When new friends or acquaintances learn I'm diabetic, I'm met with one of five predictable responses. Unfortunately, none of these are helpful or encouraging.

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