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Re: [IP] diabetics in movies



I hate this sort of thing-references to "insulin shock" and how Julia
Roberts character in Steel Magnolias was portrayed. I get very sick of
uninformed people telling me I can't eat this or that, when they have no
idea that I carb count and can eat whatever I want with the proper planning.
No one should eat fat and sugar all the time, including persons who are not
diabetic. I don't go around telling overweight people what they should be
eating. I have been lucky to not have severe hypoglycemic episodes, have
worked hard to control my diabetes for the last 23 years and have just been
married, gone on the pump, and plan to get pregnant soon. I would love to
see an empowered diabetic onscreen. But there is no drama in that, so
probably will not happen. I hated the stigma that Steel Magnolias put out
there for diabetic women who want to have a family.
Mwhite



----- Original Message -----
From: "jhughey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] diabetics in movies


> > I'm writing an article about diabetic characters in movies and was
hoping
> to
> > talk with a couple of folks on this topic. I remember in March and April
> > after the movie "The Panic Room" first came out that there was a lot of
> > discussion among listers about it. Unfortunately, all of those postings
> are
> > not showing up in archives. If you felt passionate about how diabetes
was
> > portrayed in that movie or any other and are willing to be interviewed
and
> > your comments published, please e-mail me privately regarding your
> interest.
> > Thanks,
> > Deanna
>
> I was watching  "My Wife & Kids* sitcom yesterday, I think it was, and the
> mother-in-law was offered a dessert. She said, "You'd just love for me to
> have dessert knowing I'm a diabetic and would go into insulin shock!" -
I'm
> paraphrasing but that's pretty close to what she said. grrrrrrrrrr (~_^)
>
> @
> \(/ Jan (63 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
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