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  1. Jeff
    Jeff June 11, 2013 at 8:25 am | | Reply

    Thank you for saying what I was more-or-less thinking. Naturally, you managed to say it with much more clarity and grace (not to mention much less snark) than I would have been able to do.

  2. Karen
    Karen June 11, 2013 at 8:26 am | | Reply

    Well said, and I agree 110%.

  3. Mike Hoskins
    Mike Hoskins June 11, 2013 at 8:37 am | | Reply

    Very well written, Victoria – which is no surprise, given who you are. Completely agree, that often we respond without first analyzing and thinking clearly. Objectively, as a main point. Sometimes, I do think the response is warranted. And there are a good number of people in this community who respond and do great advocacy work in reaching out, finding out what happened, expressing our voice and working to reach a solution. But yes, sometimes we do fall short. Here’s to keeping perspective and our calm, and being effective in what we do when these situations arise. Thanks for writing this.

  4. StephenS
    StephenS June 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm | | Reply

    I had a power outage yesterday and missed this when it first blew up. I noticed that today the Post piece removed the word “Juvenile” from in front of the word Diabetes.

    Anyway, thanks for your voice of reason. Hope the bike riding is still fun.

  5. Sara
    Sara June 11, 2013 at 11:43 pm | | Reply

    I am dealing with an unfortunate situation with an extended family member (also a coworker – fun times!) who despite continued correction continues to make ignorant, stereotypical comments about diabetes and my management. I am getting increasingly frustrated and really want to lash out in anger. This, along with the reminder from another family member that the statements are coming from true ignorance, is a good reminder to try to keep my cool and continue to educate.

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