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Re: [IPk] insulin pumps at theme parks



Hi Jenny
I would agree with you completely!
Di

On 19/05/2011 13:34, Jenny Hart wrote:
> Hi Lynn,
>
 > I actually got into a bit of a heated debate on one of the forums about this
> last year.
>
 > The short answer is yes, some theme parks will do this if you tell them you
are
 > diabetic but personally, I think it's a bit of a liberty to ask for one
unless
 > you have a serious disability that would prevent you from being able to stand
in
 > a queue with everyone else or if you're requesting a pass because you get
rapid
> onset of debilitating hypos, however, if that was the case I would question
> whether you should even be going on theme park rides in the first place!
>
 > My feelings in this are quite strong and I know a lot of people would
disagree
 > but we fight so hard to control our diabetes and be treated as 'normal' that
I
> think it's hypocritical to take advantage of the 'perks' that would be better
> used by someone with a disability.
>
>   All that said, I don't know your personal situation do wouldn't dream of
> commenting on that, my views are more general!
>
> J
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