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Re: [IP] Attitudes about diabetes



I have a very positive attitude towards my diabetes.  I read on "Reality
Check" that when a hostage situation takes place, diabetics are among the
first ones to be set free.

"I'm thirsty," is the magic words!

Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jacqui Hall" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Attitudes about diabetes


> In this thread, no one has said anything positive and people believe that
> haven't diabetes is the worse thing that they can have but it's not the
worst.
> There could be worse things in life. At least we have a chance at life, we
can
> be mothers, wives, whatever we want to be, even though we may have to try
a
> little harder.
>
> Jacqui,
>
> How does the ability to understand the gravity of a situation lead you to
> infer that we have "negative attitudes" and "feel sorry for ourselves?"
Or
> that we let it effect us negatively in the care of our children?  Or that
we
> in anyway don't "deal" with it?
>
> And who says we can't change it?  In my view that is a very negative,
> defeatist attitude.
>
> Marisa
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jacqui Hall"
> > We all need to wake up and look at our attitude and change it. We have
to
> > think, okay, I have diabetes (or so and so has diabetes) and we have to
> live
> > it with and deal with it, we can't change that, so am I going to have a
> > negative attitude towards it, feel sorry for myself and let it effect my
> > disease, my life and my children for the rest of my life, or am I going
to
> > accept it, deal with it and say okay, I have diabetes but I am going to
> > control it the best that I can and pray that things go well?
> >
> > Jacqui Hall
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