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Re: [IP] Re: dumb things people say

    Perhaps  that woman has been told she has IGT: Impaired Glucose
Tolerance.  This is considered a stage of  Type 2, but often people aren't
given a dx at this point by many of the not up to the state of the art in
medical terminology MD's.
    Also folks, whether someone calls it "Sugar Diabetes",  "Type 1 or 2",
"Juvenile Diabetes" aren't we all glad that there's at least some
recognition of diabetes?  We can help educate should someone not use the
terminology-of-the-day (know what we mean?), but we're just glad when
someone even has the most basic awareness of diabetes.
    Just as some who have Diabetes Mellitus may not know about Diabetes
Insipidus, some people don't know how the labels have changed for Diabetes
Mellitus, even those who have it.  We have a friend who has had DM for
almost 50 years (dx'd at age 6, never really followed or following any
diet/meal plan-has a cocktail every night, still only 1 shot a day of N, and
evening coverage of any pre-dinner high with R, no known complications per
all her MD's) and still says she has Juvenile Diabetes.
    So, before we berate those who don't even have DM for not knowing the
"correct" words, let's make sure all DM'ers do know and use them.  And yes,
for some people DM can be harder to control than for others so life is not
fair, is it.
  Marj; Mike; and "Ace, the PP" (portable pancreas)

Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 11:22:08 EST
From: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] Re: dumb things people say

In a message dated 12/22/01 6:29:25 AM Pacific Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:

> "Oh, you mean you have Sugar Diabetes."  What is that about?
> Yeah my boyfriends mom tells me she is a borderline sugar diabetic...Must
> be wayyyy old school.
> I tried to explain to her that there is no such thing.  But that there is
> type 1 and type 2.  She just got confused so I dropped it.
> Jeanne
> type 1 3/83
> pump 3/98
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