Diabetes Guilt

On June 2, 2011 by Cherise Shockley

Last night, We tackled diabetes guilt.  Honestly, it was a heavy topic.  At times it was hard for me to read the tweets because I saw me and some of the things I’ve experienced in the past.  I thank God that I was able to get over the hump-the power of prayer, family and community always pulls me through.  I wanted to personally thank each and everyone of you, it wasn’t easy but we did it.  I say this all the time-the DOC is the only community that can make you cry and laugh in 1 hour.

If you are having guilt about living with diabetes and guilt because your children is living with it-my thoughts are with you. It’s not your fault. You are not alone! You Can Do This.

Q1. How do you define diabetes guilt?

Q2. How does it hurt/help your self-care and quality of life?

Q3. Why does diabetes guilt exist?

Q4. How does the medical profession and public perception contribute to diabetes guilt?


Q5. How have you overcome diabetes guilt? Was there a specific turning point for you?

Q6. What do you do to stay positive and not let those feelings of guilt overwhelm you?

Q7. Words of inspiration PWD’s that experiencing diabetes guilt.


Wednesday night at 9 PM EST. You can follow @diabetessocmed or the hash tag #dsma.

Do you have a question or topic you would like to discuss during #dsma? Click here to submit them.

If you can not make it to #dsma on twitter. Please feel free to listen to DSMA Live-Continuing the Conversation on blog talk radio-Thursday, 9pm EST-Guest: Jamie ( @jamie_Na )

Be Blessed


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  • Guilty As Charged « A Consequence of Hypoglycemia. :

    [...] Last night’s topic was ‘Diabetes Guilt’. It’s real, it affects everyone – people with and without diabetes. It’s a lingering sense of fear and doubt that clouds your judgement and takes away from the victories, big and small, that are the moments we cling to when days get rough. Diabetes guilt is a serious issue, and I’m glad we came together to talk about it. I’m glad people are opening up about it online, in person, and on the YouTubes (more on that later). [...]

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