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[IP] Re: "bad" diabetics

> It took me YEARS to realize that a high number (or different color) does not
> mean that *I* am bad.  It means that I miscalculated an insulin dosage (now)
> or something else is going on.  It has nothing to do whether I am good or
> bad.
> I preach this to parents of diabetics whenever I can.
> Marilyn

Yes, and I am floored by medical professionals (and Diabetes Forecast!) who still refer to a grown-up
diabetic "cheating" on her diet.  Big Brother is truly watching!  Another subtle but powerful example of
semantics setting the tone for guilt.

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