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Re: [IP] Re: Is this really necessary?



Lindsey,
I hope all works out well with your meeting.  I remember when I was first dx
in 5th grade...I remember the coach telling me to sit down and not have to
worry about playing.  So for the rest of the year I just did nothing while
the rest of the class got to have PE.  I never said anything about it but
now when I think about it-it makes me so angry.  The PE teacher was also
"spooked" by the disease.
KUDOS to you!!

Mel
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Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 7:08 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: Is this really necessary?


> Lindsey, anticipating her meeting with her daughter's coaches, shares
>
> <<  Basically, we are just asking for a little compassion.  They give
>  more play time to girls who make it to fewer practices, and who aren't
>  diabetic!  These coaches are known for playing favorites; I was warned
about
>  them in September, and sure enough....I think they are spooked about the
>  diabetes.  Too bad, cuz our kid is good, enjoys the sport a lot, and
needs
> it
>  for her health.  I dread this meeting on Jan 7, but at least my husband
and
> I
>  will do it together (without our daughter who is mortified that we are
> making
>  a stink).  She has the same coach in the spring for softball.  Ugh.
>  Lindsey  >>
>   Lindsey - you're carrying the flag for many of us on this one.  You're
not
> making a "stink" - you're educating.  The discussion we've been having re
> "being normal with diabetes" and the reality that we're dealing with a
> chronic, often debilitating, and potentially fatal disease is closely
linked
> to your meeting.  Bless you for having the courage - and the voice.  Go
for
> it!!!!  Jill T Peaks Island Maine
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