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Old 06-29-2018, 21:53   #1
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Personally, I try to say 'I have Type 2 Diabetes' but I admit that I also say 'I am a Type 2 Diabetic'.

I really doesn't bother me any. Even when I catch myself saying it,or someone else saying it, I generally don't blink.

If someone else finds it hurtful to be called a 'Diabetic', then you have my sincerest apology. I mean nothing hurtful about it, and I will strive not to ever use it again.

Until then, can you please use some tolerance and forgive me?

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Dis someone object to your use of "diabetic"???

I use both statements interchangeably.

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Me too, how strange that someone might take umbrage...

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I hope you didn't misunderstand my comment that diabetes doesn't define me. I am definitely diabetic.

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I also tend to use both terms interchangeably. But I also don't use the term with people new to me until I need to. Just seems odd to me. People I know would never say, "Hi, nice to meet you. I'm Steve. I am epileptic/have GERD/suffer spinal stenosis". So I don't mention it until I need to.

I can, however, think of a couple of folks (here?) who were pretty sensitive about referring to themselves as "a diabetic". Progressing past denial helps with that sensitivity; we can mitigate the symptoms/complications, but (at least these days) the condition is with us to stay.

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I don't see how I can be one without the other. I can honestly say that finding out I was called borderline diabetic did nothing for me wanting to take care of myself until I accepted "I must be diabetic" even before given the official diagnosis. I actually started being more concerned about my well being and I am healthier now because of it.

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Dis someone object to your use of "diabetic"???

I use both statements interchangeably.
Yes, but it was someone( not anyone here) that wanted to disagree with my pro-LCHF rants.

I'm ok with the two of us not agreeing. He has a right to his opinion. And, he has my admiration because he has successfully controlled his weight with his lifestyle.

It did make me thinks about the use of the 'Diabetic' word and I really wanted to apologize to anyone and everyone that might have heard it.

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I have T2 diabetes. I am diabetic or as my friend says "I have diabeaters."

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I have T2 diabetes. I am diabetic or as my friend says "I have diabeaters."
I'm diabetical!

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I had a medical receptionist who worked at a Diabetes clinic who kept correcting me every time I used the word diabetic. I think she had some psychological issues as every time I would say diabetic she would get more and more upset - it was quite bizarre ...

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