In a message dated 1/25/1999 12:14:59 AM Central Standard Time, email @ redacted writes: << for the Kids who Pump Insulin page of the web site. Your story could inspire other parents who are looking for a better solution for their children. >> ============= Michael, I agree Doreen's kids and all of the other kids should have their story on the web site, but I think it should go even further. The web site is mostly read by diabetics or those with an interest which is find--we need to help each other. Obviously, from the stories that I have been reading society needs to be educated. I would say that the parents need to contact their newspaper and TV so the kids and parents can tell their story. My 20 year old daughter was born with Down Syndrome which is a complete different story from diabetes, but the thing is she has always been in the public eye. People, at least in the Nashville area, have learned--are learning that people with DS can do and are very human. When she was born I was told that she would never be able to do anything. In one of her interviews she said that she does everything that anyone else does and more than some people. Maybe if we would get our stories out, we would not have so many hurdles to jump. We wouldn't hear stories of mates leaving or that we couldn't get a mate because of diabetes. Most of the people that I have come in contact with know very little about diabetes. Lately, I have seen several ads about diabetes, but know "real people" in the ad. I think "real people" talking about whatever is much more effective. Gwenn
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- Subject: Re: [IP] Soft set inserter question?
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- Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 22:13:47 +0000
- Reply-To: email @ redacted> kids just started on pumps 1 week ago Kids???? as in plural both starting on pumps???? Send me the names and a story please!!!!! please please!!! for the Kids who Pump Insulin page of the web site. Your story could inspire other parents who are looking for a better solution for their children. If you have pictures that would be even better. Michael Michael <email @ redacted> ---------------------------------------------------------- Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
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