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Re: [IP] the diabetic label

try being type 2 and heavy. You can reverse this if you loose weight. Well,
I know a 400lb person and he has alot wrong but does not have diabetes
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] the diabetic label

> I strongly dislike being labeled as "diabetic" and tell anybody who does
> that I am NOT a disease: I am a PERSON who HAS a disease.
> It's also drives me nuts to see signs that say "Diabetic Supplies" in
> (the suppplies have diabetes?), or to hear somebody referred to as the
>  "diabetic nurse" or "diabetic doctor," especially when that person does
> have
> diabetes.
> I'm also the apostrophe police (the word "its" take an apostrophe only if
>  it's a contractor of "it is" and don't even get me started on CD titles
such as
> "Songs of the 60's." <g> And on another matter, the word is spelled
> "congraTulations," not congraDulations.
> <climbing off my soapbox>
> Jan and ElvisToo
> In a message dated 10/22/03 6:15:54 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
> > Any of you who share my dislike in being called
> > "diabetic",could you help me out here? <snip. Do you set everyone
> > straight,(on why
> > you don't like being called that)or just
> > friends/family members?It would help to know I'm not
> > alone,I HATE,HATE,HATE,being called "diabetic" by
> > anyone + have problems not expressing that to anyone
> > who does so.
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