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Re: [IP] no testing on public bus



Thank you Brian.  Exactly how I feel!  But it makes it tough for a small
guy.  I think I will encourage him to do some posters and see if the bus
will let us display them with the ads.  Good Homeschooling project---any
takers to go in with us on this?  
Charisma :)

Brian Baggaley wrote:
> 
> Hi Insulin Pumpers,
> 
> I haven't written for awhile because I have been so incredibly busy; but
> this email demands my response...
> 
> I don't imagine everyone will agree with me on this one.  But I believe
> there are certain times and certain things in life in which "policies" and
> "rules" are absolutely irrelevant!  Charisma, if your son has low bg, he
> better eat!  There is no consideration of policies or etiquette about it.
> 
> Almost 50 years ago Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man in
> Alabama.  The policies on your son's bus are ludicrous and wrong.  I cannot
> stress enough to you how important it is for your son to learn not to be
> ashamed of his disease toward other people, and to definitely assert himself
> strong enough and well enough NOT to endanger his life on account of other
> people's "comfort."  I believe this lesson applies not only to buses, but to
> classrooms, airplanes, work-places, restaurants, churches, and so on.  In
> our lives with Diabetes, where we are forced to unfairly struggle with
> health each and every day, and our society does so little to help us
> (namely- horrible health care system in America) manage, the VERY LEAST we
> can do is manage our disease out in the open- in the streets, in public
> restaurants and stores, and in OUR SCHOOLS!  Diabetes is nothing to hide.
> 
> As those of us Diabetics who are adults now, I believe it is our
> responsibility to educate people so as to make life a little easier for
> those younger Diabetics who are just now beginning to deal with Diabetes.
> Just as creating an environment of acceptance, love, and understanding
> regarding prejudices of race, sex, sexual orientation, etc. requires
> exposure and education, it is also required regarding Diabetes.
> 
> Eat on the bus.  Prick in the classroom.  Bolus at the lunch table.
> 
> my 2 cents [and then some :) ]
> -Brian
> 
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