People who don’t suffer from diabetes can really struggle to understand the disease, and the misconceptions represented in the media do little to help with that. As a result parents of kids with diabetes sometimes have to field questions about their child’s disease that drive them more than a little nuts. This animated video features some actual questions and comments faced by a mother of a girl with diabetes. Some of the ones we find the most ridiculous include:
“Is it the bad kind of diabetes?”
“If Halle Berry can cure herself, why can you not cure your daughter?”
“It’s a good thing that she got it when she is so young. That way she will never know anything else.”
While some of these questions and comments may be well-intentioned, they do display a lack of awareness among the general public about the nature of the disease, which can be truly frustrating. Check out the way this clever mom chooses to respond!
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