|Ashley (Australia) speaking about discrimination, support and |
the YLD in the Federation Square Event, Melbourne, AUS.
There is an extreme lack of knowledge in some parts of countries. I was told in Rural Bangladesh, people are still in the belief system that a curse was given to their children with diabetes and rituals are done. To me, I was shocked, these were thoughts I was learning in my History class that happened during the time of plagues and the outbreak of Leprosy. I had no idea that this was happening now. Other stories of 'cures' being given, deadly cures not something as simple as cinnamon that we all commonly hear about and ignore.
Others had stories of not being able to attend post secondary, not finding a partner, not being accepted by family members, partners family members or other people in the community. It was hard to put myself in the shoes of people from others parts of the world knowing that their diabetes is so much more of an obstacle than mine - or at least it appears that way.