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Re: [IP] the wrong soda



Neat idea!

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim S. <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] the wrong soda


> Allison,
>
> I think it's overboard, BUT merely because the focus is too limited!
>
> Allison Rogers wrote:
>
> > Maybe this is overboard, but.....
> > I just sent a message to The Oprah Winfrey show about the whole subject.
> > We'll see.
> > Allison
> >
> > Mom to JayJay
> > born 2/13/98, dx'd 1/31/99
> > ...sweet as ever
>
> I also find it amazing how, for what I perceive, people going after
changes
> related to diabetes tend to be parents, family members and S.O.s of the
> person with diabetes.
>
> I have volunteered for a couple of things (bike ride for 1) and don't
> remember meeting anyone else who had diabetes - wonder why that is!
>
> Or the volunteer recognition lunch (for a diabetes organization) where a
> speaker had another commitment, so they postponed lunch for 20 minutes....
> Think there were 6 of us "ready for lunch"....... the rolls sure
> disappeared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
> I have heard more than a couple people say that they are unwilling to
share
> when they are having problems (with the diabetes). Even on this list!!!
>
> The general feedback - I felt "attacked" when I brought the subject up.
> Might WE (myself included) somtimes want to "shoot the messenger" for
> forcing us to look at something that we are unable to deal with......
Quick
> fix and heaven forbid if we really need to deal with it?
>
> With cancer (60's) and AIDS (80's) people finally got to the point of
having
> "nothing left to loose" and amazingly things started to change......
>
> Allison, what is Oprah Winfrey's address (email?)?????????
>
> I'm willing to be there (if only in the audience) - discussing the
emotional
> trauma of living with DM - a "simple" dis-ease" that wouldn't be so bad if
> we "just took care of ourselves".   I think it would be a very "dynamic"
> show and probably "too loaded" to be done........
>
> Need a messenger?, I for 1 volunteer......
>
> Jim S.
> email @ redacted
>
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