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[IP] Disney World and whining



Sara,

You are right on. The same person or child that whines and moves ahead in 
the line is the same person who will allow diabetes to prevent him or her 
from achieving their dreams. The other side of this, of course, is what my 
siblings have experienced. They have all but forgotten that I've been type I 
for 25 years, since we all left home shortly after my diagnosis. I never 
bring it up to them and never whine about it, so they think all is fine.

I work with many type I diabetics who have had pancreas transplants and 
despite complications pre-surgery, they are high achievers post-surgery who 
wouldn't dream of whining to move ahead in line and frankly, achieve more in 
life than many non-diabetics.


From: email @ redacted
Reply-To: email @ redacted
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] using diabetes WAS First vacation since dx'ed
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 20:10:12 EST

someone wrote a LONG time ago (I am way behind...):
 > Disney will let you skip the lines if you have a diabetic child
 > with you....

If the child is on a pump, then it is my opinion that this is a whiney cop
out and is definitely a case of using diabetes as an excuse.  If you don't
want to be treated "different" don't ask for special favors!

There is no reason why we can't wait in the hot sun or pouring rain just 
like
everyone else!!  We don't have to eat anytime special, our insulin will not
cook if it is in the hot sun for 8 hours.  I would hate for people to look 
at
me if I cut to the front and them think - gee - she LOOKS ok, wonder what is
wrong with her...oh hte poor little diabetic....wah wah wah....Personally,
while I love it when the lines are minimal, I prefer to let the people who
NEED to cut in line, cuz they are in a wheel chair or whatever, do
it...Diabetes doens't make me special...it just makes me
diabetic...Personally, I see no reason for anyone on MDI to have to cut
either...they can check their bg, pop dex tabs and take an inobtrusive
novopen injection if they need to!!!

Just treat me like everyone else...I have my dex tabs and some pb crackers 
in
my bag in case I crash, and my pump if I mis calculated for the cotton candy
I ate an hour ago...

Sara
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