Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Magic Cure" Comments

Today I received a new comment on an old post over at my other blog with someone claiming that the Lord led them to a healing center where they were cured of diabetes, and all I need to do is have faith and get to that place. 

Now, don't get me wrong, I am a firm believer in the power of God... but comments like that, especially anonymous comments, really bother me.    I'm offended both as a d-caregiver and as a Christian, because I don't think things like this do much for promoting faith to those who are not believers.   In fact, if I wasn't a Christian, I'd probably chalk this up to just another one of those crazy "church people".  

I'd be willing to bet that the person was "cured" of Type II Diabetes, not Type I, which either means that they didn't read enough on my blog to notice what kind we're dealing with, or, they  have no idea what the differences in the two types are.

If I, or a family member, had truly been miraculously cured of something, you can bet my name would be on any comments or references I made to such healing.  My name and comments of praise would be all over the DOC and anywhere else I thought I could reach people.  The fact that this comment is anonymous seems fishy to me... even more so since it's on an old, old post that has nothing to do with diabetes. 

Grrrr.  Anyone else tired of these kinds of comments?   Or am I just especially tired/grumpy/cynical?  ;)

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Next to the doctor's office, I think some of the best diabetes tips I've ever gotten have come from discussions in the comment sections of diabetes blogs. :)