I guess I was lucky that as a child I was never bullied because of my diabetes. I was always really open about it, everyone knew I had it, I talked about it a lot and it was never really an issue.
Bullying is a huge issue for some kids with diabetes though, and anecdotally seems to be on the increase as publicity around Type 2 increases, misconceptions around Type 1 increase too.
Setting the record straight is a great little film made by Diabetes UK aimed at educating people about Type 1
diabetes and stopping young people from experiencing bullying based on ignorance and misconceptions.
Take a look, what do you think?