There is a new ad on sirius/xm that makes that starts saying "Do you know someone cancer? Do you know someone with Diabetes? The world of Mental Illness can be scarey." Those are not exactly the words but the ad makes our disease sound like a mental illness. I am contacting www.bringchange2mind.org to express my displeasure! They need to rework their ad to not infer that we are mentally ill! Anyone else heard this?
I've never heard that, but neither one of those is a mental illness, just hard on your mental state. I wish we could get the general public to stop thinking of diabetes (especially type 1 ) as the unhealthy disease or sugar illness.
I think they portray it as a mental illness because of the strange things that happen during low bg's or insulin shock. it is just ignorance on their part.