If you happen to be someone who posts pictures of sweets in the diabetes tag
and I come across it. I will be sending you a message notifying you that it is insulting to those of us who are actually diabetic and that it’s not funny, clever, or cute in any type of way.
Although it’s frustrating to see, rather than rage and get mad at people, I’d rather send you a message in the kindest way possible explaining why it’s not cool. my message is not meant to attack you, it’s meant to inform you. We tumblrbetics use the diabetes tag as a support system, not a punch line.
I personally find it really disrespectful when people go on about their fear of needles in front of diabetics. Aged 11 my biggest fear was needles and that all had to change very quickly or I wouldn't be here right now.
^You and I are on the exact same page at the moment
IN HONOR OF THE APPROACHING MONTH OF NOVEMBER (DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH) THIS IS MY PSA FOR THE MOMENT.
ASK A DIABETIC TO INJECT SOMEWHERE ELSE BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE.
I MEAN IT.
It's simply rude and disrespectful, there are plenty of us diabetics that actually have a fear and are grossed out by needles ourselves, but we have no choice but to deal with it. It's a part of keeping us alive. Your fear and being grossed out is not.