“You can’t eat that.”
“You shouldn’t travel.”
“You can’t have children.”
“You aren’t worth curing because you did this to yourself.”
“Insulin means you have it ‘bad,’ right?”
“Did you catch it from eating candy?”
“Isn’t that cured by flax seed oil?”

… living with diabetes means also living with the stigma of diabetes, and perceptions of life with diabetes vary.  As do the misconceptions and the questions.  At next week’s American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions meeting, there will be a casual but informative discussion about bringing dignity to diabetes and addressing diabetes stigma.  Details here:

But you don’t have to be in attendance to participate.  Tune in to Twitter on Sunday, June 15th, at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT and follow the hashtag #dstigma to join the discussion.  Every voice counts, so please be sure to add yours.

(And if you haven’t joined Twitter and are wondering about the ins, outs, and at-replies of the whole mess, check out this Diabetes and Twitter 101 post to get you rolling.)