DON’T offer unsolicited advice about my eating or other aspects of diabetes.

You may mean well, but giving advice about someone’s personal habits, especially when it is not requested isn’t very nice. Besides, many of the popularly help beliefs about diabetes (“You should stop eating sugar”) are out of date or don’t apply to type 1 diabetes.

DON’T tell me horror stories about your grandmother or other people with diabetes you have heard about.

Diabetes is scary enough, and stories like these are not reassuring! Beside, we now know that with good management, odds are good you can live a long, healthy and happy life with type 1 diabetes.

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