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Re: [IP] Ann Landers
I am sitting here looking at the Ann Landers letter and response..... I
sure hope there was a lot of editing done to the original letter!
At 08:58 AM 11/23/98 -0700, you wrote:
>This was the Ann Landers column this morning:
> I have a relative who has diabetes and must take insulin shots after every
After every meal .......... that's a very successful way to get very high
>meal. he makes quite a production of it, tests his sugar, prepares the
>injection and injects himself at the table. This procedure is done in the
>homes of family members and friends and in restaurants.
This "production" sounds pretty standard to me and not like a production at
all. Unless there was a lot of text edited out, I can't evern consider it
"making quite a production".... And then there is the part that isn't
seen........ What is being served and how much he is going to eat so he can
get the "right" amount of insulin.......
I know of very few people who use their arms for injections on a consistent
basis, so how visable will the injection really be......
> The site of blood
>and injections ruins the enjoyment of the meal for those with queasy
> This person is extremely sensitive, and his feelings would be crushed if
>he knew he was offending people. Your response in the paper would help
>make others who are afflicted with diabetes aware of how this sort of thing
>affects some of us.
I'm glad Mrs. Anonymous is not bothered by
this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough so, that she is
willing to "save" everyone else from us insensitive people with
diabetes...........(non PC - diabetics)
> Mrs. Anonymous
>Dear Mrs. Anon.: Your point is well taken. A person who would inject
>himself or herself at the dinner table in the presence of others exhibits
>gross insensitivity and very poor manners.
I am grateful to the lady I didn't even know 20 years ago at the restaurant
table who said: "Why are you going away to hide something that keeps you
Over the years, very few people have even noticed when I have taken an
Except the few times when I have gone to the bathroom.......... and then
thought might have to explain to the police.......... The assumption was
>From what I understand and have seen drug addicts attempt to hide what they
are doing which draws attention to it.........
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