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Re: [IP] Re: Diabetic Women are Often Poor

The other thing to remember is that the study did NOT say Type 1 diabetes,
and in the greater scheme of things, where 90% of people with diabetes have
Type 2, there are other factors involved, such as the fact that blacks,
hispanics and Native Americans are disproportionately represented in the
poorer and less-educated segment of the population AND they have a greater
genetic susceptibility to DM2.

Gotta remember that statistics are only numbers, and YOU'RE not a
statistic -- so no matter WHAT the study shows, it doesn't apply personally
to YOU!!!!!

Now if we could get the finger-pointers to understand that!

Natalie ._c-

-----Original Message-----
From: Liz Davis <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2002 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Diabetic Women are Often Poor

>At 10:21 AM 2/24/02 -0500, you wrote:
> >I just wanted to vent.  Do any of you have AOL?  I was just going through
> >AOL's Health News & More and found a very offensive article regarding
> >diabetic women.  The article claims that "Women with diabetes are twice
> >likely to be poor or undereducated as those without the disease."  The
> >article does not decipher which form of diabetes but just diabetes in
> >general.  As a woman and a college educated one, I take offense to that
> >article!  Just wanted to vent.
>Why would you take offense?  The article didn't say that women with
>diabetes could NOT be smart or educated, did it?
>The article is most likely based on a study recently published by the CDC
>that you can find at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5107a3.htm
>The point is that women with a lower socioeconomic status are at higher
>risk for developing diabetes.  The health care systems has to try harder to
>reach and help them.
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