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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V3 #47





Jen Woodall wrote:

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> In my opinion, it's a stupid, antiquated, disabling term that should be banned.  Yes, I
> feel strongly about this.  :)  Basically, it's a word that used to be used to refer to
> diabetics who had difficulty controlling their condition and who had frequent high-low
> blood sugar swings.  But to label someone "brittle" seems to me like taking away their
> power to control what they can.
> Jen
> I've alway's gottem defensive when called brittle because I equated with a put down that
> I couldn't take better care of myself when I was doing the best I could. No denial on my
> part I ant the responsibility for my own diabetes. Sheila
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