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Re: [IP] Easy disease



I too wanted to join the military, but after being told the same thing (no
way, jose), I thought about it.  I really don't want to be in a fox hole
with me when my blood sugar is low and there are bullets whizzing over our
heads.

On the lighter side:  I wouldn't want to be the enemy when my blood sugar is
high.  It takes the slightest thing to set me off, and shooting at me just
might do it!

Jeff

----- Original Message -----
From: Julie Britt <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 1999 11:01 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Easy disease


>
>
> >> Do you think it is a disability?
>
> I never did until a few years ago when I wanted to join the military  in
> order to get money to put myself through college... they told me that they
> couldn't accept me because diabetes was on their list of
> "disabilities"...certain days when my bg's are under control and I feel
> "normal" (which is very rare!), I can say no, it is NOT a disability and I
> can do anything anybody else can, but the reality is that, while we can do
> virtually anything a non-diabetic can do, there is always a catch.
>
> Julie
>
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