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  •  It's a very sensitive postion for me. (0+ / 0-)

    The reason I brought that up is because I read someone else's comments in a HuffPost article about Paula Deen basically says "Type 2 Diabetes = Asshole" or something like that. That really pissed me off and still does.
    Again, I'm not defending Paula Deen. I'm sure she was an asshole long before she was diabetic.
    BTW, in my case, my entire family has Type 2. It sure wasn't because of Paula Deen. It can be genetic too.

    •  And I am not 'bullying or picking on or (2+ / 0-)
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      anything else' to you personally.

      What I can say unequivocally is that  you should probably not take too much of HuffPo to heart.

      Diabetes = asshole is one of the most insane things I have heard in awhile and I hang out a Daily Kos.

      I alwasy use diabetes as an example in mental illness education as a contrast to things like schizophrenia and biploar disorders. People HATE mental illness diagnosis and want to reject it and not cooperate.

      I always ask "Who wnats a major illness" - nobody, oddly.

      With diabetes - at least until I heard what you had to say from HuffPo - isn't a stigmatized illness. People make fun of the mentally ill, but how mush fun can be made of people with diabetes??  So there's no stigma but one would still like to avoid it if possible.

      Hang in there,

      •  True (0+ / 0-)

        It just really pissed me off, that's all.

        BTW, poetic justice with Paula Deen would actually be her chocking to death on her own food, IMO. And I don't blame HuffPost, it's just one asshole commenting. Probably a Republican or something.

      •  Except (0+ / 0-)

        That since Paula Deen came out as diabetic, there are people who have come out saying that diabetes is a self-inflicted condition and does not deserve empathy or compassion. It is ludicrous.

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