• Please Stop With The Medical Gaslighting

    8 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    When I was newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes , a chronic, autoimmune disease that doesn't have a cure, someone cheerfully chirped, “At least it's not cancer!” Another person smiled and remarked, “If anyone can handle this, it's you.” More than one person told me, “They are going to cure diabetes any day now!”
    This was fifteen years ago, and the gaslighting has yet to slow down or cease. In fact, I hear the same illness clapbacks over and over again. People assume that just because I'm an adult with health insurance and a good support system, my disease isn't that a big deal. I'm so...
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