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Re: [IP] BE LOUD, BE PROUD...TEST IN PUBLIC



Wayne,

I totally agree!!!!

Tommy
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From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 1999 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] BE LOUD, BE PROUD...TEST IN PUBLIC


> Megan, no need to feel sorry at all.  The silent majority of diabetics
also
> feels that discretion is the bettor part of valor.  There's surely no
> longer any need to test BG in the bathroom, but there is also no need to
> test in someone's face.  Respect for others is the only way to go.  I
check
> my BGs everywhere, but do it in such a way that no one knows what the hell
> I'm doing.  They may wonder what I'm playing with in my lap :-), but
> they'll not be exposed to my blood.   Not only is exposure to other's
blood
> dangerous (would you want to be sitting next to a testing diabetic with
> AIDS?) and often illegal, some people do have subconscious reactions to
> seeing blood that include fainting (my sister) and vomiting.   You won't
> convince those who haven't yet truly accepted their diabetes, recognizing
> that conventional social behavior and customs are as important as personal
> needs, but you should feel comfortable and proud of how you feel.
> -wayne
>
> <I'm sorry for expressing how I felt about taking shots and testing at
> <restaurants. Now I am getting bashed by many telling me that I am wrong.
I am
> <sorry that I feel another way.  I am just coming from before I was
diabetic
> <and hated to see blood and shots and would feel faint when I saw it. It
was
> <just trying to tell you how I felt about respect for other.
> <Megan
>
>
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