Diabetes is no joke - so drop the punchlines in the sugar area

Diabetes is no joke - so drop the punchlines in the sugar area

Nadine Pedersen, the mother of a type 1 diabetic teenager, spoke to CBC's The Early Edition about breaking stereotypes around the disease and stopping sugar-related jokes.

I drove my 13-year-old son Hudson, who lives with Type 1 diabetes, to school Wednesday morning when we heard a quip on CBC Radio about how Diwali candy diet causes diabetes.

Hudson and I looked at each other and groaned because these kinds of comments are so common and they are so offside.

It is a common mistake for someone to make a not very knowledgeable joke. It only makes you sigh.– Hudson Carpenter

Ever since Hudson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of eight, we've met people who believe his health is due to a poor diet.

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