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Re: [IP] newsweek on line



While the article was somewhat accurate in the biochemical sense, it was a
very simplistic view.  I could counter by saying "All type 2's seem to be
fat, ill-educated people who bring this disease onto themselves." But while
that be the way the lay community sees it, it isn't the truth!

To say type two is a more complicated disease than type one is also
biochemically false.....Many type two's and type one's have the
rollercoaster to ride and the thing is, many type two's aren't advised to
check their bg's as we are. They walk about with the 300-400's, and think
"Ah, I'm only 'Borderline', so I don't have to test..." WRONG!!

We as type ones know how debilitating this disease can be, so if the article
does anything to make type 2's more aware, bravo.  We should draw attention
to their idiotic statement that ours isn't as bad.  As sara SP says, "Be
LOUD! Be PROUD! " I believe the more "in your face" we are about this, the
more we too will be given a bigger slice of the research dollar.  The
complacent attitude that Newsweek displayed toward us is one of the reasons
we are behind other diseases in research funding.

Pommy Mommy.
Jenny S.
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Lovelace" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 12:44 PM
Subject: RE: [IP] newsweek on line


> On 1 Sep 00, at 12:32, David Dougherty wrote:
>
> > I must be missing something. What parts of the story are inaccurate?
> >
> > David
> >
>
> You're not alone, David.  I wonder if the online article is different from
the print?
>
> Quotes from the online article:
> ---------------------
> '  Yet the misperception of diabetes as a relatively benign condition
persists.
> “The word is not yet out about how serious it is,” says Anne Daly of the
> American Diabetes Association. “There’s no diabetes that’s not bad. It’s
all
> serious.”   '
>
> "  Type 2 is an altogether more complicated disease, a spiraling
derangement in
> a network of positive and negative feedback loops linking the pancreas,
liver
> (which stores and releases glucose), muscles, nerves, fat cells and brain
(the
> only organ capable of deciding not to open a pint of rum-raisin ice
cream). "
> ---------------
>
> Both of these statements seem accurate to me.  Firesuit on; Let the flames
> begin!
>
>
> George
>
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