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Re: [IP] Sugar diabetes

Jan <email @ redacted> wrote:

> >>>"Oh, you mean you have Sugar Diabetes."  What is that about?  Is there
> another type of diabetes that I'm not aware of?  >>>
> Perhaps - it's called Diabetes Insipidus - a kidney malady. That's why we
> refer to *us* as DMers = Diabetes Mellitus (ers). The medical dictionary
> says Mellite = honey preparation which would translate to *sugar*

Having a "touch of the sugars" and "sugar diabetes" are fairly common
Southern euphemisms.  This is the same part of the country that still refers
to the Civil War as the War Between the States, The Past Unpleasantness, or
(my favorite) The Acts of Northern Aggression.

Jim Handsfield
email @ redacted

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wife who runs our house and makes more important decisions than I do.
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