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    11 Things Not To Say To Someone With Type 1 Diabetes

    There is no "mild form" of diabetes.

    1. There is no "mild form" of diabetes.

    2. You don't get it from "eating too much sugar".

    3. And it's a serious illness.

    4. You have to become an organised person, quickly.

    5. If you get an insulin pump, your outfits might change.

    6. Calculations factor into every day.

    7. Having an invisible illness is tough.

    8. Diagnosis isn't always straightforward.

    9. There's a push and pull with your body every day.

    10. Exercise is important.

    11. And the support of friends and family is vital.

    Thanks to Diabetes UK for its help with this piece.