- Relationship to Diabetes
- Type 1
Yes u was right its children he wont tell as he doesn't trust anyone or like anyone enough. He believes they will call him fat because most children's perception is diabetes is for fat people.
That’s sad - the not liking or trusting anyone enough. He might be right about the ‘fat’ thing but that’s just ignorance and lazy reporting by the media. I guess he’s the only one in the school with Type 1? When I tell people I have Type 1 diabetes, I usually give them a very brief explanation including the auto-immune bit.
Yes, I’ve noticed a surprising amount of ‘teasing’ aka nastiness in secondary schools. I don’t know if it’s a teen thing or if it’s actually got worse recently. If there’s an atmosphere like that at his school, then I get his reluctance to tell people. Perhaps that might change as he gets older.