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[IP] Didn't know you were diabetic
> think this all goes back to people just thinking "take your
> medicine, don't eat sugar...and you run smooth as silk, and
> you won't have any trouble".....comments from the "public"
> about diabetics with complications....."they did not take care
> of themselves, they ate sugar"
Yeah...and a few articles like they do in NEWSWEEK, and a web site like the
ADA one that doesn't have ANY information on TYPE 1 diabetes and John Q.
Public will remain clueless! I got one of those annoying banner ads at the
gym while I was on the exercise bike (hooked up to internet of
course)...CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT IF YOU MIGHT BE AT RISK FOR DIABETES!! So I
clicked it...and answered the questions regarding height, weight, exercise
level, family history and size of babies I have never had...My score was 1
out of 7 and, therefore, I "am not at risk," according to this "test" for
developing diabetes...ROTFLMAO..can someone notify my doctor!?!?!?
What pissedme off was that the site and the test did not even MENTION that
there is a DIFFERENCE in diabeteseses (what is the plural of diabetes....).
I scanned the rest of the site very crursorily...NOTHING on the first page
indicates that all the links, all the articles, everything on this site is
related to ONE kind of diabetes. Not that I take anything AWAY from TYpe II
diabetics, but J.Q. Public NEEDS to know there is more than ONE kind of
diabetes!!! Fat people who dont exercise and eat too much sugar are NOT the
only people to develop diabetes, just as attractive gay men with a propensity
towards unsafe sex are NOT the only people to develop AIDS! I am sick of
stereotypes...for ALL diseases!! STAND UP - Why can't we be as loud and
abnoxious as those OTHER groups!!! If we don't ripple the water we dont make
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