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Diabetes - Stigma, Blame and Shame

To the majority without the disease, people with diabetes are presented as overweight, lazy and guilty of bringing the disease upon themselves — often illustrated by faceless overweight people in reports on network news. On social media, images of large amounts of sweets often accompany the word “diabetes.”

People with diabetes are those people who have to prick their fingers, inject themselves with insulin or drag around an insulin pump or a bag of medications. If they just got off the couch and stopped eating too much sugar, they would never have gotten the disease to begin with, right?

Wrong.

“Diabetes is a complex disease,” diabetes educator Janis Roszler told Drugwatch.…

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