My sister at the age of 46 got Type I diabetes, and we were all completely gobsmacked, because that type usually happens in younger individuals. No one in our family history has ever had this, and she was totally bitter and angry when she found out. I know in the USA, diabetics have to pay for their insulin and everything else, while in the UK medication is free with a chronic disease. I worry about her constantly, and just hope there is a cure for diabetes in the future. She doesn't want the pump at all and I don't blame her. She has always been skinny, and I couldn't believe it when an old acquaintance came up to her one day and said, 'Melinda, I hardly recognized you' (implying weight gain) and now she's been dieting too much. If I ever see that horrible girl again, duct tape is in order along with strong verbal abuse. Why do stupid people even talk much less give their uncalled opinions to inadvertently chastise someone else?
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