Non-diabetic readers – this is a d heavy post but feel free to contribute anyway.
Let’s say you were daily around the same group of people. Let’s say in this group there were several Type 1 diabetics and several Type 2. Actually an abnormally large group of Type 1s considering the general population. Most of them are even pumping or about to restart pumping after a prolonged break. The idea of a support group has been thrown around many times and I am fully in ‘support’ of that idea.
Here’s the problem. A large part of me wants to make this a group for only Type 1s. I didn’t realize this until one of the Type 2s brought up the group to me again today. This person is a VERY noncompliant diabetic. VERY noncompliant. She could probably use support, but people have provided it in the past with no real results. She could probably better use more diabetes education. But to put it bluntly, I don’t want to provide it. When we were talking today, she kept talking about all that we have in common and all I can think of is all that we have different.
I have nothing against Type 2 diabetics. I have several in my family and I understand the struggles that they deal with on a daily basis. That is not what this is about.
Is it wrong that I want a support group and not a diabetes education class?