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diabetes in the news

I just read an article titled,

“Activists Fight to Rewrite Disability Act,”
by Joseph Shapiro

at npr.org. It’s about a Wal-Mart pharmacist in Nebraska who was fired because he is diabetic. He wears an insulin pump like DD(age11) does. I’m appalled that things like this are still going on.

Discrimination because the man has diabetes and needs to eat his lunch all at one time (when his insulin bolus is at work) and not grab bites to eat between customers? Really? Is the Wal-Mart store manager(or whoever the pharmacist’s boss is) from the dark ages? Good grief.

I support the work that the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) are doing to educate the public and to find a cure for Type I Diabetes. Hopefully my daughter will not ever be discriminated against like this.

Read the article here and let me know what you think.

Do you want to write a letter to a Senator or Representative to ask for support of the ADA Restoration Act? Look here for the list of Senators and Representatives by state. The ones who are in bold type are already co-sponsors of the act.

Edit: I’ve written letters to all the Senators and Representatives from Oklahoma. Would you consider writing to those from your state if you live in the United States? Thanks!

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  1. […] by oknatalie  I wrote to the senators and representatives from Oklahoma in October after I wrote this post.   Several of the senators and representatives have responded.  I received the response below in […]

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