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Re: [IP] the diabetic label



I am careful to say that Jenny has diabetes, not that she is diabetic. 
The medical diagnosis is not who she is. I haven't gone to a lot of 
trouble to correct other people, however.

Kay


On Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at 04:15 PM, Heidi Vogan wrote:

> Any of you who share my dislike in being called
> "diabetic",could you help me out here?(although I'm
> not trying to start a war here,I know fellow rebels do
> exist..most people have no problems with the D label
> but the purpose of this email is not to incite
> anyone,believe me)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.
>           Heidi(5 yrs D and 2.5 yrs pumping)
>
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