A man with Type 1 diabetes has gone viral on Facebook, after sharing his story of how he was called “druggie scum” while injecting himself with vital medication.
Ben Lockwood refuses to get annoyed or angry, instead opting to explain to the man what he was doing to raise awareness of the condition.
Sadly, Ben is not alone. Here, Mail reporter Helen Whitehouse shares her own story of living with diabetes.
I was diagnosed with diabetes ten years ago, age 11. It doesn’t stop me, I knew I wanted independence from day one.
But there’s still a stigma around the condition you perhaps wouldn’t expect.