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Re: [IP] Boca Raton, FL , June 13, 2002 - pump support group

While I certainly agree that holding on to anger is unhealthy and
unproductive I take exception to the notion that we should "forgive"
diabetes.  I am struck with the injustice of my wonderful son, and all the
other children, living with this disease.  This is what motivates me.  This
is why I fought a long hard fight to get him a pump and the best care
possible.  This is way I wake up in the middle of the night every night to
check him.  It's why I go the extra mile to keep his bgs in as normal a
range as possible.  It's why I spend hours working with the JDRF and trying
to help find a cure.  It's why I do everything I possibly can to ensure that
he has as normal and happy a childhood as possible.  I believe the young
lady at the end of this post (Caryn?) is a remarkable young lady.


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> I was just thinking about forgivenessb&a topic that we hear a lot about
> lately..(Lots of sinners..)I was thinking about how this can be applied to
> diabetes. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate, who wrote about
> reconciliation, says "Forgiveness is an act of self-interest, because
> forgivers are released from the bonds that hold them captive to the
> injustice." When we are unforgiving about what hurts us (e.g. getting or
> having diabetes), we get wounded twice; holding on to the grudge against
> diabetes can make us bitter and consumed by active or passive rage,
> us to have too much anger in our personalities or perhaps ignoring our
> of diabetes

As we were walking to the car, I decided I wanted to become a nutritionist
> > when I got older,  and now a year later I still want to become one. I
> > to help children with diabetes and children that are overweight. I will
> > make sure to treat the child in an appropriate way for their age. I will
> > never treat a thirteen year old like a three year old. I hope that no
> > has to go through what I went through. This is why I want to become a
> > nutritionist.
> > Caryn
> > Ross
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