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Re: [IP] Eve's candy opinion



In a message dated 10/1/99 4:24:56 PM US Mountain Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

<< Encouraging candy is not being a responsible parent of a diabetic
 child.  My remarks are not meant to be offensive.  E-mail me privately
 if you have trouble with this concept.
 Eve, age 56 dx age 8, disciplined and healthy today >>
Eve,
I too am disciplined and healthy today.  Age 39, dm 19yrs, pumping 3.  I also 
am a mom of an 8 yr old - but not a dm one.  I can't even imagine trying to 
deny that child candy on Halloween. Not that he has to pig out on it.  I was 
close to 20 yrs old at diagnosis.  Followed the straight and narrow for about 
3 yrs after diagnosis.  Then got so (what clean language can I use here??) 
that I took my anger out at not being "normal" by binging on all of the 
"forbidden" foods.  Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that it is a rare child 
who can achieve that kind of discipline.  The pump enables us to have some 
freedom, but no we shouldn't go hog wild with it.  I say, let the kids have 
some candy and teach them how to eat it responsibly, instead of elevating it 
to the same evil as cigarettes and illegal drugs.

Happy Halloween,
Jeanie
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