Well, it is done. Thanks for the input. Having opinions of people here means a lot - you all know what you're talking about (oops, ended a sentence with a preposition) I did add a sentence about the sub category of LADA, and added a closing remark about thriving with diabetes with good management (dropped some names like Gary Hall, Chris Dudley).
My purpose was to educate the public - and the newspaper editors - that diabetes is not a self-induced condition, and what to look for. I hope that some will shake their family tree and take action if the type 2 apples show up.
I'll let people know if it gets printed. I am expecting on a Sunday - there is a whole Op Ed section, and of course this Sunday (Nov 2) will be devoted to the election. I am hoping for Nov 9.