Hi there, I'm currently writing a book where the antihero is a type-1 diabetic. This wasn't just arbitrary; it has certainly impacted her self-image, is a pivotal part of her backstory and contributes to her motivations throughout the book. However, it's never a main point and it's not unnecessarily dramatized. It's merely another trait and adds to her complexity; it's something with which she lives. I've noticed, though, that there's a notable lack of characters in novels with chronic illnesses, unless the illness is a central plot point, or the character is somehow suffering from or triumphing in spite of the condition. Very few books contain characters who are simply living with conditions like diabetes. My question is: how would a diabetic main character (or prominent secondary character such as an antihero), as opposed to one without a chronic illness, impact your perception of the character herself? Would it make the character more dimensional to you as the reader? Would it matter? Would that alone change your perception of the character? Be honest! Thanks for reading and hopefully answering! Peace.