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What Do You Wish Others Understood About Life With Diabetes?

Managing diabetes is far from easy. It requires willpower, focus, attention and typically, major changes in lifestyle and daily habits. Coping with diabetes can be challenging on its own, but the judgement from other people who have little to no knowledge about the condition makes dealing with it even more difficult.

In observance of World Diabetes Day, patient advocates, Phyllisa Deroze and Shelley Hlymbicky share what they wish others knew about what it’s like to live with type 2 diabetes in order to spread awareness and bust the stigma. What do you wish others understood about life with diabetes?


  • Thomas A McAtee Jr. moderator
    8 months ago


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