The Stigma of Your Body


T1D Stigma

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Type 1 Diabetes at School: Rights & Responsibilities

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Type 1 Diabetes Webinar: Psychosocial Issues

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Type 1 Diabetes Diet? | Vlog

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Every 1 welcome: thinking differently about type 1 diabetes | Lucinda McGroarty | TEDxECUAD

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Living with the stigma of Type 1 diabetes

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Type 1 Diabetes | Nucleus Health

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The Canadian online survey of nearly 400 teens and young adults (ages 14 to 24) with type 1 diabetes found that stigma is pervasive. Nearly two-thirds reported feeling stigma because of their disease. And feeling stigmatized was linked to a twofold higher risk of poor blood sugar management, the study found.

Stigma in People With Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Abstract. IN BRIEF This study quantitatively measures diabetes stigma and its associated psychosocial impact in a large Design and Methods. Questions about diabetes stigma were included in the dQ&A Market Research quarterly survey that is.

Many people believe that you can potentially “outgrow” diabetes, that Type 1 is considered the “bad type of diabetes”, and that diet alone can manage T1d. On top of which, there is a stigma surrounding individuals with diabetes that need to inject insulin or test blood with a glucose monitor in public. Some common stigmas related to type 1 diabetes include the belief that you can “outgrow” diabetes, it is considered the “bad kind of diabetes” or that you can manage the disease by making lifestyle changes. Empowerment of people with diabetes means integrating diabetes with identity.

However, others’ stigmatization can influence it. Although diabetes is so prevalent among Iranians, there is little knowledge about diabetes-related stigma in Iran. The present study explored diabetes-related stigma in people living with type 1 diabetes in Isfahan.

Such associations can also affect the stigma experienced by people with type 1 diabetes, due to public misunderstanding of the different conditions, and the tendency of many media outlets not to differentiate between diabetes types. Clash Among Comrades Another source of stigma for people with diabetes comes from potential allies: Infighting can occur among people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Some people with type 2 feel as though people with type 1 diabetes do not want to be associated with them, says Cornell, because they didn’t “cause” their diabetes.

76% of people with type 1 said they felt stigmatized, compared to 52% of people with type 2. 83% of parents of children with type 1 reported feeling stigmatized, much higher than the 74% for type 1 adults. This 61% of people with type 2. In fact, studies show more than half of Americans with Type 1 and 2 diabetes feel others blame them for their disease. A staggering 83 percent of parents of children with Type 1 feel the public blames them for causing their child’s disease.

Diabetes-related stigma is a negative social judgement based on an aspect of diabetes or its management that may lead to perceived or experienced exclusion, rejection, blame, stereotyping and/or status loss.

List of related literature:

Type 1 is more common in children, but thanks to the rapid increase in obesity among younger people, tragically this age group is also now developing type 2 diabetes.

“The New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great” by Dr. Eric C. Westman, Dr. Stephen D. Phinney, Dr. Jeff S. Volek
from The New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great
by Dr. Eric C. Westman, Dr. Stephen D. Phinney, Dr. Jeff S. Volek
Atria Books, 2010

In 2011 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Diabetes Association estimated that about 79 million Americans have prediabetes, which sharply raises the risk for developing type 2 diabetes and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

“American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition” by Roberta Larson Duyff
from American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition
by Roberta Larson Duyff
HMH Books, 2012

Women with GDM have a 35% to 65% risk of developing type 2 diabetes within 20 years of their pregancy.1 Predictors of future diabetes or prediabetes include maternal obesity, elevated FPG on OGTT, and family history.

“Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States” by Sheila Grossman
from Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
by Sheila Grossman
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2013

Because of the complete dependence on exogenous insulin, pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk for the development of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Deborah A Driscoll, Vincenzo Berghella, William A Grobman, Sarah J Kilpatrick, Alison G Cahill
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Among the American adults who are simply overweight, more than 70 percent already have prediabetes because of undiagnosed and untreated insulin resistance, with significant increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

“Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles and Practices” by Diana Noland, Jeanne A. Drisko, Leigh Wagner
from Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles and Practices
by Diana Noland, Jeanne A. Drisko, Leigh Wagner
Springer International Publishing, 2020

Current prospective studies of children with increased risk for T1D (TEDDY, DIPP, DAISY, DiPiS, BABYDIAB, PANDA)34,35 have revealed that autoantibodies to GAD65, IA-2, or insulin and decreased ability to release insulin in response to glucose36 may develop several years before the clinical diagnosis of diabetes.

“Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric E-Book” by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
from Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric E-Book
by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

However, the recent dramatic increase in type 2 diabetes prevalence has led to the recommendation that high-risk women found to have diabetes at their initial prenatal visit receive a diagnosis of overt diabetes.88 GDM complicates approximately 7% of all pregnancies.

“Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children” by Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD, Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD
from Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children
by Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD, Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

Although insulin resistance has been described as being relatively mild, it has been estimated that 20% to 40% of these patients will have glucose intolerance or type 2 diabetes mellitus by the fourth decade of life.58,265,343 Conversely, premenopausal women with type 2 diabetes appear to be at increased risk for PCOS.

“Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology E-Book” by Jerome F. Strauss, Robert L. Barbieri
from Yen & Jaffe’s Reproductive Endocrinology E-Book
by Jerome F. Strauss, Robert L. Barbieri
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Notably, depending on the prevalence of obesity, approximately 25% of individuals with normal glucose tolerance have similar insulin resistance as those with type 2 diabetes, but compensate for this with enhanced insulin secretion.26 These individuals are at increased risk of development of overt diabetes.

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Mark B Landon, Joe Leigh Simpson, Deborah A Driscoll
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Epidemiological studies have demonstrated the risk of diabetes mellitus, both type 1 and type 2, is about tenfold and fourfold higher in girls in women with TS.

“Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing” by Sofia Llahana, Cecilia Follin, Christine Yedinak, Ashley Grossman
from Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing
by Sofia Llahana, Cecilia Follin, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2019

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  • “Insulin works as a key to bypass glucose into your cells ”
    Then how is it possible to maintain blood glucose level with regular exercise minding the cells are deficient enough of glucose to preduce energy in the absence of insulin?? Any ans any1??

  • I have type 1 diabetes since I was 15 yrs old and now I’m 21yrs old.
    to those who have type 1 diabetes pls be strong and take care of yourself.

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  • I love this! Such an imaginative way to think about diabetes. Not only that, if you are open to the community, imagine all the friends and interactions you’ve had that you would’ve never had without it. I’d love to get involved with the type 1 community but I have no idea where to start. As a teenager I was the same way as her, stubborn with my independence. But opening up to the community makes this so much easier in many different ways.

  • What you did not know is that Diabetes type 1 has many possible causes.
    In the following case below, it’s Viral.
    In Veterinary a common disease causing Type 1 diabetes is BVD. It’s viral. It’s already established that BVD causes the same pancreatic lesions as in Juvenile Diabetes. See below article Summary.
    Four Japanese black cattle and four Holstein‐Friesian cows were diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Based on intravenous glucose tolerance tests, all these animals were believed to be insulin‐dependent diabetics. Moreover, bovine viral diarrhea‐mucosal disease (BVD‐MD) virus was isolated and mucosal lesions and diarrhea were recognized in all cases. There was no genetic relation among the affected cattle. The breeding places of these cattle were different to each other. Therefore, it is suggested that BVD‐MD virus induced the diabetes mellitus.’

  • There is NO DOUBT that Diabetes is LINKED to a state of deficiency in MINERALS. This is just a normal Phenomenon of Homeostatic IMBALANCE.
    * The trick here is to found out whether this deficiency and imbalance is caused PURELY by dietary deficiency, or by TOXINS that MAY act as Nutrient Blockers or Robbers….
    * Toxins in Biological, Physical, Chemical or in Radiological forms can all Interfere with human minerals and also Cause Deficiencies….
    * Lack of vitamins and or enzymes can interfere with proper mineral conversion and Bioavailability…
    * Lack of Beneficial gut Microorganisms can affect mineral and vitamin production and Bioavailability.
    * Intestinal Gut integrity, or a leaky gut will affect Mineral
    absorption capacity…
    * Underlying illness or Infections will affect vitamin and mineral biovailability….
    Each person with the Disease should be considered as an INDIVIDUAL case…
    * Its already well established that there are many different Diabetogens capable of triggering the disease,,, like sugar, fat, Chemicals, viruses, fungi, intestinal worms, etc, and also mineral deficiencies in the absence of these…
    * Addressing the potential presence of Toxins,, Restoring Optimal Gut microorganisms,,, Healing the Digestional track,,, and natural Vitamin and Mineral supplentation… Would be a reasonable Solid Strategy to tackle any Chronic Disease, while at the same time avoiding Any foods, medications or substances that may act as anti-nutrients…

  • Great vlog Jen! It’s always nice to see how other T1Ds deal with blood sugars and eating throughout the day. You did a great job showing how we are CONSTANTLY thinking about balancing food, exercise and insulin. Also, love Beryl haha ��

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    My mom had suffered from diabetes Mellitus and which had resulted to her early death when I was toddler. I have also lived to have suffered, unbeknownst, from this terrible ailment in my youth age, and of which has resulted to several health complications I had experienced in my life time. My right hand had been amputated at twenty-three, at the worsening of my predicament, in which was when I had first realized I was suffering from this debilitating disease. I was thus, placed on an insulin medication as I also had maintained a healthy diet and regular exercises. This mode of treatment had persisted a long time without any rightful hope for a healthy personality in the future. I was dying piecemeal, and of all qualities I had desired for was to become a normal person again. I prayed and never had stop believing Providence was preparing better opportunities on my behalf.

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  • Debemos aprender a preparar nuestros alimentos para prevenir y tratar la diabetes, dejo aqui la infomacion correspondiente

  • Hi, loved this as usual. What insulin do you use in Omnipod-I use Fiasp pre meal & Tresiba long acting. & my beloved Libré here in France free. I use UK LO-DO wraps about 2gCHO with chicken slices, squirty Marmite, coleslaw, macedoines & cherry toms-4 Fiasp. Also bought but not tried Konjac Root Spaghetti, apparently no carbs-just normal Bolognese drain the Pure Spaghetti & heat for a couple of minutes. DO have ‘my fitness pal’ but not used it-seems a bit prescriptive & I don’t do prescriptive & think I need to premium edition to scan. Wanted to check some mint sauce since had roast lamb slices, wedges & salade & the sauce & sugars went crazy needing extra Fiasp & Tresiba for 13.9 & still into the 8’s in the morning. Suspect the mint sauce. Tho’ Libré HI was actually 8.7 with a blood check. I have mood-swings according to blood-sugars & Derby County Football Club results! As a psychotherapist I do know how to change my mood sometimes with the help of our local produce here Entre Deux Mers! ����❤ Thanks again.

  • Although it is true that Diabetes type 1 may have several different triggers, is is clear that the immune system is compromised meaning that the body’s normal defense system is compromised and that nutritional deficiencies are prevalent. When the immune system is down, pathogenic microbes proliferate such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and helminths (Worms), causing an even greater state of Nutritional cellular deficiency. It was shown that many types of microbes and parasites produce and release specialized Proteins and Vesicles that can communicate with, infiltrate human cells and even change cellular DNA. Auto immune illnesses that attack its own cells are actually attacking these intracellular foreign molecular substances, intracellular parasites, or intracellular chemicals. The body knows what it is doing and is trying to avoid total invasion of pathogenic Parasites and their toxic Secretions.
    Almost all Chronic diseases is linked to a compromised Host defense, nutritional deficiencies and Increased Pathogenic/microbial activity. A recovery strategy MUST include a natural antifungal, anti helmintic, anti viral and anti bacterial Concoction of RAW herbs. Followed by Hot concentrated herbal & Seed teas. Followed by green Salads, green smoothies. Followed by largely a Plant based diet. Followed by mild exercise, adequate rest, and frequent skin exposure to direct sunlight.

  • So Valocardin or Carvalol cause Diabetes. Skim milk might show that the person has Goiter, which is not visible otherwise, which in turn could be due to Carvalol. Back in the times Carvalol was very popular drug that people were using as a pressure medicine and relaxant. In any case, it is not recommended to use.

  • I know what you mean about developing a destructive relationship with food, I went to that place very quickly after diagnosis. Food became so negative, always causes a rollercoaster ride that makes you feel ill or like a ‘bad diabetic’ then combined with the need to constantly snack (over-eat) on carbs to prevent hypos. I ended up in a very messy negative place. I dont think this is addressed at all at hospital appointments, very lacking in mental/emotional advice and support. Just all about the charts!
    Its taken me 15 years to get to a place where i can finally say I enjoy food again, and understand it. We’re in a committed fulfilling relationship now! haha.
    Great video showing the reality of constantly forward thinking about food/exercise/insulin. We should all get tshirts that say ‘All the thoughts, All the time’!!

  • I exactingly adopted it. And it worked for me personally. I could not contain my joy as I discovered that my average PP sugar level was lowered to One hundred forty.