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Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...

It IS a minefield of ethics. I used to work for Social Security in 
Australia, and we saw some desperate cases.  It really opened up my eyes....


>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...
>Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 16:40:31 +0000
>Hi Ingrid
>I agree totally with you.
>But, as I said in my original post, I think it's very unlikelyyou'd get it  
>you ONLY have DM and nothing else.
>If you have total hypo unawareness, that could be a different matter.
>I feel quite guilty about claiming it at all, even though I'm entitled to,
>because I don't necessarily actually get someone to help with everything I
>theoretically need help for. If there's noone to help me get somewhere at
>night, for example, I might go out on my own. I don't like to, because I do
>have difficulties and I feel very unsafe, but I *can* do it. Does that mean 
>shouldn't claim for help with mobility? And a lot of things I put in my 
>that I need help for, I get friends to do, but I don't pay them, I rely
>on their generosity.
>it's a minefield of ethics......
>  On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, you wrote:
> > I'm a bit confused.
> >
> > I can understand claiming it if you have a "disability" caused by DM (or
> > whatever), but I can honestly say I would not believe in claiming it 
> > because I have DM.  By your argument I could say that because I have had 
> > couple of severe night time hypos, I need someone to look after me (thus 
> > husband question), and thus I could claim it!
> >
> > But I am not disabled, and I am in fulltime work (I know I am lucky, and
> > there are others a lot less fortunate than me).
> >
> > Does anybody else think this could possibly give Dmers a bad name?
> >
> > And don't they think it could backfire on them?  Because if you are 
> > a DISABILITY allowance, wouldn't some people say that rules you out of a 
> > of things?
> >
> > I am sorry if I am offending anyone here, these are just my thoughts....
> >
> >
> > Ingrid
> >
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