It is one thing for the average individual to be confused about the intricacies of diabetes.
It is another thing for the President to release a statement saying that Type 1 must be controlled by "insulin or other medications."
But you'd think an endocrinology professor would get it right.
Today we covered that diabetes slide. We talked about how type 2 was on the rise. We talked about what each type meant (kind of). And we talked about treatment for type 1 (no touch on type 2 treatment, though, which I also found strange). Apparently, "insulin or other medications" must be used to deal with type 1. What does that mean? Why is that "or" there??!?!?!
You'd better believe that three diabetics in the front row were making some awesome "WTF?!?!" faces. We kept our mouths shut for the most part, because he'd said he didn't want to go into much detail... and because at the end of the day, I want an A in this class. As much as I believe in D-Awareness, I also know that professor's don't like being called out. And I realize that doing so can affect my relationship with him... and whether or not my potentially A- grade gets bumped to an A... and that's not a grade boost I'm in the mood to compromise.
I'll be sending him a respectful email after the semester ends with suggestions on how to improve this segment of the course, though.
I really did expect more...