quote:Originally posted by vick13:quote:I was made fun of at a young age because of my appearance (extremely crooked teeth and no money or insurance to cover dental treatment) and I have had comments made about my weight as an adult (yep, overweight due to diabetes)
You are not overweight because you are diabetic. You are diabetic because you are overweight. Get some good diabetic education and actually READ THE INFORMATION. Get a job with dental insurance and take care of the teeth one thing at a time if you have to. You can do all of the above pretty much free. UAB dental school does the orthodontics for free(basedon income). Medicaid covers diabetic information and counseling for free, also the medication.
You can make healthy choices for diets as easily and as cheaply as you can suck down sugary drinks and fat food.
You can't just sit on the sofa and feel sorry for yourself because you are fat and diabetic. It costs nothing to walk along a side walk or get off the sofa.
You can change if you have gumption enough to get up, do research, go to the health department if you have to. But sitting there feeling put upon by my comments is just another example of feeling "discriminated against" is just going to kill you early with no toes, feet, legs and heart problems. Diabetes is not killing you. You're noncompliance is killing you.