I disagree. Diabetes deserves such an ugly title because of how ugly it is. "Disease" fits it just fine. Yes, I didn't choose this lifestyle,but it's not even my lifestyle. Diabetes is on its own,I just fight against it. I don't include it in my life
I'm the Grandma of a Type 1 Diabetic Grandson and have watched him and my Daughter count the carbs on his plate. And then the reality of my eating habits hit me and I realize, "Oh, my goodness... I eat way too many carbs."
Until there is a cure all kids with Type 1 Diabetes (and parents of kids with T1D can do is be diligent in their "Self Care." And that isn't easy at all. As the grandmother of a T1D boy, I've witnessed all the many challenges that hardships that T1D presents. It's not an easy life for kids with T1D, so I pray daily for a cure.