Tip Tuesday – Don’t Offer Unsolicited Advice About Diabetes

Saying this out of love, and out of recognition that most people mean well…

But… unsolicited advice, ESPECIALLY if you are not a Diabetic and have no idea what we go through, never goes over well.

Most of us are open for discussions and conversation, but offering up advice or opinions as though they are fact is just frustrating.

Truly most of the Diabetics I know are doing the best they can, and sometimes even thats not enough. I speak from experience when I say someone speaking matter of factly about how “if you just ate less sugar” or “eat less bagels” is not only insulting, but it is never that simple, ever.

I know you mean well, but unless you speak from experience and are down in the trenches with the rest of us Diabetics, please be careful about unsolicited advice. It often hurts feelings and makes us feel worse about where our health is.

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