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Re: [IP] gym teachers



Start at the top!  Go visit the Supertendant of the School System, tell 
him/her what happened and want the teachers to correct their 
'mis-information' to ALL the students.
don


Deborah wrote:

>Eves (16) first day of high school was on Tuesday. She has gym the first
>hour. One of the gym teachers (not hers) was talking about the benefits of
>staying fit and what can happen if you dont stay fit. He went on to say
>that people who are not fit, overweight and dont eat right get JUVENILE
>DIABETES. What??? This is a new one to me. I thought that type 1 or JUVENILE
>diabetes was the bodys immune system destroying the insulin producing
>cells. I thought it had nothing to do with being fit or not. The following I
>found on the CDC web site.
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>   Type 1 diabetes was previously called insulin-dependent diabetes
>mellitus (IDDM) or   juvenile-onset diabetes. Type 1 diabetes develops when
>the bodys immune system   destroys pancreatic beta cells, the only cells in
>the body that make the hormone insulin that regulates blood glucose. This
>form of diabetes usually strikes children and young adults, who need several
>insulin injections a day or an insulin pump to survive. Type 1 diabetes may
>account for 5% to 10% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Risk factors for
>type 1 diabetes include autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors.
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> The gym teacher than went on to say how he want those students who have
>diabetes and asthma to meet with their gym teachers so that the gym teacher
>can put a name to a face. Well, after what that teacher said about diabetes,
>Eve is not willing to tell her gym teacher about her diabetes.
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>At least once a year a gym or health teacher says some thing like this or
>just says you get diabetes for being overweight and not exercising. These
>people are supposed to know better. Then of course Eve hears from someone at
>school she has diabetes because she wasnt fit. This tears my heart out to
>have her hears things like this.
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>At this point I dont know whom I can contact at this school.
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>Deborah, mom to Eve
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>Dx 5/96 pumping 5/99
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