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[IP] HURRAY!!! We're protected (from what??)




     ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS FEDERAL COURT DECISION PROTECTING PEOPLE
     WITH DIABETES FROM DISCRIMINATION (3/11/98)
     
     In a landmark decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First 
     Circuit has ruled that Americans with diabetes who take insulin are 
     protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
     
     The decision in the case of Glen Arnold vs. United Parcel Service, 
     Inc. (UPS) overruled a lower court, which found that people who 
     successfully control their diabetes are not disabled and do not, 
     therefore, qualify for protection under the Act. The three-judge panel 
     from the First Circuit rejected that argument, saying, in essence, 
     that it punished people for conscientiously treating their diabetes 
     and protected people who either did not comply with treatment 
     practices or could not afford treatment.
     


Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/