Just Sharin' Some Thoughts About Diabetes Jokes

PSA/RANT/FRAGILE MILLENNIAL ALERT: Coming at you live in full-on ~DIVAbetic~ mode, folks. Get ready. πŸ’…πŸΌπŸ’…πŸΌπŸ’…πŸΌπŸ’πŸ»πŸ‘ΈπŸ»πŸ’‰πŸ’ŠπŸ”¬
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    Hey gang. So I'm diabetic. And I'm definitely a fan of humor. I love jokes! Jokes are great!
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    And I can take a joke! Including diabetes jokes!
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    I'm 100% cool with poking (get it because needles) fun at my illness because it absolutely makes it suck less.
    They're 1 and 2, honestly.
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    Not entirely sure why but for some reason I lol'd for like a minute reading this:
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    Har har har
    ...High bood sugar, that is. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
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    And bruh Wilford Brimley is πŸ‘πŸΌ my πŸ‘πŸΌ dude πŸ‘πŸΌ
    DIABEETUS ❀️❀️❀️
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    ......
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    πŸ‘ ~*~*~BUT~*~*~ πŸ‘
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    In my humble opinion
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    This shit ain't funny
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    Neither is this
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    Literally people make these kinds of jokes all the time
    And they make me hella uncomfortable πŸ™ƒ
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    "Ugh I ate like 5 donuts, diabetes take me now"
    πŸ˜’
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    "That cake was so rich I took one bite and then instant diabetes LOL"
    πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’
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    And maybe I'm just being #fragile or a #milennial or whatever but like
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    C'mon, friends.
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    Say it with me now.
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    Don't perpetuate the stereotype that diabetes is necessarily caused by lifestyle factors!
    It isn't!
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    There are a number of different types of diabetes and there's a lot of different things at play when someone is diagnosed.
    Genetics is a huge one. There's gestational diabetes which you can get when you're pregnant. Lifestyle factors like diet and exercise can be involved, but a lot of times they just aren't.
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    And even when people DO have diabetes due in part to lifestyle factors
    1. They can often have other stuff going on (be it genetics, age, other health concerns, lack of access to quality healthcare or education, or any number of things) 2. They have a serious condition and absolutely didn't "ask for this" 3. They don't deserve to be the butt of your joke
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    So
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    TL;DR - diabetes is a serious illness and it kind of sucks no matter how you slice it
    So don't trivialize it with jokes that kind of indirectly shame us by normalizing the idea that we somehow deserve it because we have no self control and ate too many desserts or drank too much soda or whatever
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    ~INSTEAD~
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    Watch this video remix that someone made of Wilford Brimley saying diabeetus πŸ‘΄πŸΌπŸŽ΅
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    ~AND THEN~
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    Talk to a real live diabetic about their diabetes! Ask questions! Learn a thing!
    Optional: Study medicine! Research and discover a cure for diabetes! Save millions of lives and become incredibly wealthy and famous and win a Nobel prize! (Pleez)
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    So yeah
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    That's it. Thanks y'all.
    These are just some thoughts I've been having for a while and it's nice to let em out.
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    ✌🏼️