TEEN TOPIC #49:  Do you blame anyone or anything for your having diabetes?

Erin (age 17)
No , and I don’t blame myself either.

Claire (age 17)
On occasion I blame my parents for their crappy genetics, but I only ever do that jokingly. I truly don’t blame anyone for what happened; it was really just a freak thing.

Laura (age 16)
I try not to blame anyone or anything, because to be honest there’s no one to blame. Everyone has to deal with something, and I suppose diabetes is my something.

Jordan (age 18)
If you want to be technical, it most likely came from one of my parents, but no, I don’t blame anyone.  If we are being honest, I blame my pancreas, that dumb thing.

Ashley C. (age 14)
I don’t even know who I’d blame for me getting diabetes, but I had a lot of personal things happening around the time I got it and I sometimes feel like if that stuff didn’t happen then I wouldn’t have gotten diabetes.

Vanessa (age 15)
I don’t blame anyone or anything, I just feel as if God felt I was a strong enough person to handle something like this and it’s just something I get to deal with on my adventure called life.

Ashley B. (age 15)
I don’t blame anyone or anything for having diabetes, it is what it is, and soon there will be a scientific reasoning for why I have diabetes and others don’t.

Julia (age 15)
No, it’s no one’s fault that I got diabetes. Yes it is a genetic thing but no one person caused me to have it.

Skylyn (age 16)
I don’t blame anyone or anything for my diabetes. I believe that it was just meant to be and that there is a purpose for me having diabetes. I don’t know what that purpose is but what I do know is that I have had great times and met amazing people because of my diabetes.

Jessica (age 20)
I was diagnosed with diabetes in a unique way. We found out early, so I was never hospitalized. We also believe that I got diabetes after having a virus and being on medication. However, I don’t blame anyone or anything. I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason and there isn’t a hand dealt to me that I can’t handle. I have been thriving with diabetes and have been blessed with many opportunities because of it. It has shaped the person I am today and who I strive to be every day.

Nick (age 19)
Definitely not. There’s no one who made the choice to give me diabetes, and my parents had nothing but good intentions when having me. My having diabetes is just something that happened, with no one at fault.

Mercedes (age 16)
I do not blame anyone or anything for my diabetes. It wasn’t anyone’s fault, it just happens sometimes and there’s nothing you or anyone could have done differently to change that.

Cameron (age 17)
No, not really. I know eating a lot of sugar doesn’t give you diabetes, and there is nothing you can do to avoid T1.

Lexi (age 15)
Not at all. Diabetes is something you can’t stop. And for me I don’t know exactly where my diabetes really came from, like family wise.



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