My friend calls me the other day to tell me that her co-workers have discovered a wrist fanny pack to wear around and make fun of. One of the girls puts on the wrist fanny pack and someone else makes the comment, "You look like a diabetic." So, the girl proceeds to put a candy bar in the wrist fanny pack and someone else says, "Now you really look like a diabetic."
My first thoughts are...what? She looks like a diabetic? How?
Then I think, is that what the perceptions of a T1 diabetic are?
What in the scenario refers to a T1 diabetic?
Stereotypes like these really frustrate me. Is it necessary to assume something about a disease you know nothing about?