WEGO Health Prompt: Day 28 – Write about how you deal with... snake oil
Snake oil. My least favorite thing to deal with when discussing diabetes. If one more well-meaning person tells me I should put Rosie on Cinnamon or Blue Algae or any other "miracle cure", I'm going to scream!
OK, OK, I won't really scream... but I'd like to. I am generally pretty good about responding with a short version of the difference in Type I and Type II, and how those things might help control the blood sugars of someone with Type II, but they can't help Rosie because her pancreas is dead.
Of course there are those who want to argue-- it's happened to me more than once-- and I generally have to walk away at that point. It's not worth me getting upset to try and talk to someone who is clearly not educated/ willing to learn on the subject.
I'm posting daily in November in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month and the WEGO Health's National Health Blog Post Month. #NHBPM