I do not know that it is discrimination, I have not regarded it as such. Discrimination is defined by Websters online as "the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, esp. on the grounds of race, age, or sex". In this regard there is no way one could be "discriminated against" as a result of diabetes. Now using the second definition in the same dictionary it reads "recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another", in that regard it might under a lose definition be discrimination.
At any rate, yes I have been denied life insurance, I imagine a job or two, and some otehr things. I refuse to call not getting a job as being discrimination. The reason I refuse to call it this is because, if they do not want to employ me because of diabetes I do not want to work there anyway. To me it is a mutual feeling, If I am not wanted, I do not wish to work there anyway. Yes, not getting jobs because I have diabetes does hurt. Still I feel no more discriminated against then if I were not picked for a baseball team. It is the way the cookie crumbles.
As for life insurance, I could not buy extra life insurance because I am diabetic, nor could I buy life insurance if I drank and drove. Is that discrimination or is it merely a company acting on behalf of its share holders?
So yes I have been denied other things people usually get. Yes I have been kept from jobs and stopped form being everything I wanted when I was 12. But then again I chose to get married have children and enjoy a great life. We do make some choices and that alone creates discrimination in the second sense of the word. With regard to the first part of the definition, health conditions is not one of the basis of discrimination.