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Re: [IP] is diabetes considered to be a disability



Hey, I work in a hospital.  I've seen the end results.  But that is the end
result, the complications from diabetes are the disability, not the diabetes
themselves.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Borkowsky" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] is diabetes considered to be a disability


> Actually, here in Canada you can get a tax break for having this sort of
> disability.  At least you can if your child requires extra care.  That is
only
> fair if you asked me.  However, unless your diabetes has left you unable
to
> walk, sarcastic little comments like getting handicapped parking tags is
just
> mean.  Do you know how many people suffer or are in wheel chairs and
cannot even
> walk that short distance from the parking space unattended?  I think that
you
> need to get over your phobia of what a disability really is.  I bet
volunteering
> to work with people with more severe disabilities that what we deal with
would
> make you think differently.
>
> getting off my soap box now....
>
> Susan
>
> Harvey Sydnor wrote:
>
> > So, if this is a disability, what do we get out of the fact? Do we get
the
> > little yellow parking tags so we can park in the handicapped spaces at
> > walmart? Maybe we can get extra returns on our taxes like being blind?
How
> > is this tag of ours helping us?
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jef Lepine" <email @ redacted>
> > To: <email @ redacted>
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 2:17 PM
> > Subject: Re: [IP] is diabetes considered to be a disability
> >
> > > On Wed, 3 Jul 2002 email @ redacted wrote:
> > > > In a message dated 7/3/02 12:36:26 PM Central Daylight Time,
> > > > email @ redacted writes:
> > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > > Is diabetes consideres a disability under the Americans with
> > disabilities
> > > > > act of 1990??????? Need to know cause of work So please respond
> > > > >
> > > > YES!!! it is listed in the Act.....
> > >
> > > Does this bother anyone else? This really bothers me. I am *NOT*
disabled.
> > > I may have this crazy disease, but I am FAR from disabled.
> > >
> > > I understand this is great protection for some, but think twice about
> > > calling *ME* disabled.
> > >
> > > :)
> > >
> > > -Jef
> > > T1 nine years, and STILL very healthy.
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