Originally Posted by Maggiedoll Alter
I always find the diabetes comparison so ironic. As though nobody ever thinks that a diabetic must just be totally batshit. Ever encounter somebody with a blood sugar of 35 or 40?
I guess that actually makes the comparison even more accurate, but diabetes still seems an ironic choice of a "strictly physical" disorder. And it's not like diabetics never get blamed..
I can definitely say my antidepressant is... glimipiride. (That's a diabetic treatment.)
Having your blood sugar go high or low has strong mental effects. It doesn't have to be full blown diabetes to do that either.
and yeah, the blame. If you were just thinner/more active/more strict about how you eat, blah blah blah. My diabetes is the aftermath of PCOS. Sometimes even with proof like that people will hunt for ways to blame you.