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Sekhmet commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post 'Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?'
"I don't know if its too late, but I was fired for having diabetes. The company in question organized organ transplants, and I was too much of a liability for having the disease (which I didn't know about when hired). I am angry about that,…"
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Andy commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post 'Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?'
"When I graduated from engineering school in 1972, 34 companies invited me for second interviews. Every offer for a second interview was withdrawn, Only because I was a T1 diabetic. When I asked the head recruiter for Westinghouse whay I needed to do…"
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Health Ills That Can Come With Years of Diabetes

November is Diabetes Month. This month you'll hear more about diabetes symptoms and risk factors than you will all year.But there's something you won't hear about. The health challenges those of us who've lived with diabetes for decades may face. There's little research on it; not so long ago people died before they could live that long with diabetes.But for those of us who will have lived much of our lives with diabetes -- those who got, and will yet get, Type 1 diabetes as a child, teen or…See More
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meee commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post 'Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?'
"You're welcome Rick :) I didn't even really consider it a disagreement per say but just saying my opinion on it.. pastel I'm glad you found new friends... :) I'm sad to say that I have another food complaint: ricola cough drops…"
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Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?

I would love to know, for a possible article on the Huffington Post,if you've ever encountered discrimination, or felt discriminated against because of your diabetes - type 1 or type 2?I can remember not being able to get health insurance because I had a "pre-existing" condition. I can remember being told there were certain jobs I couldn't hold like being an airplane pilot.What have you come across where diabetes has made you feel discriminated? I would love to know.Thanks bunches, rivaSee More
Oct 29, 2013
rick phillips commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post 'Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?'
"Meee, thanks for the kind disagreement. I expected harsher treatment when I posted my reply. I appreciate that we can disagree and not go for the throat, you are definitively my new hero. Thanks a bunch. Pastelpainter, I am so sorry you lost…"
Oct 29, 2013
Pastelpainter commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post 'Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?'
"Yes, after a sad, lonely, depressed time, I found new friends."
Oct 29, 2013
meee commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post 'Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?'
"I don't think you should be an airline pilot if you're on insulin and having hypos- it's too dangerous, just my opinion. Being denied life insurance on the other hand, that is discrimination imo. So far I haven't been…"
Oct 28, 2013
Pastelpainter commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post 'Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?'
"My (ex) 'friends' dropped me from their social circle because I was on a 'funny' diet. I eat moderate low carb, and as my dr. advised, do not eat carb with my evening meal as I feel ill the next day if I do."
Oct 28, 2013
rick phillips commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post 'Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?'
"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…"
Oct 28, 2013
Riva Greenberg posted a blog post

Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?

I would love to know, for a possible article on the Huffington Post,if you've ever encountered discrimination, or felt discriminated against because of your diabetes - type 1 or type 2?I can remember not being able to get health insurance because I had a "pre-existing" condition. I can remember being told there were certain jobs I couldn't hold like being an airplane pilot.What have you come across where diabetes has made you feel discriminated? I would love to know.Thanks bunches, rivaSee More
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Health Ills That Can Come With Years of Diabetes

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 9:25am 0 Comments

November is Diabetes Month. This month you'll hear more about diabetes symptoms and risk factors than you will all year.

But there's something you won't hear about. The health challenges those of us who've lived with diabetes for decades may face. There's little research on it; not so long ago people died before they could live that long with diabetes.

But for those of us who will have lived much of our lives with diabetes -- those who got, and will yet get, Type 1 diabetes as…

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Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 3:41pm 8 Comments

I would love to know, for a possible article on the Huffington Post,if you've ever encountered discrimination, or felt discriminated against because of your diabetes - type 1 or type 2?

I can remember not being able to get health insurance because I had a "pre-existing" condition. I can remember being told there were certain jobs I couldn't hold like being an airplane pilot.

What have you come across where diabetes has made you feel discriminated? I would love to…

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Five life lessons turning 60!

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 5:27pm 8 Comments

I put this on my blog tonight and I realized I wanted to share it with you.

I turn 60 tomorrow. How did that happen? My mother's probably asking herself the same question up in Connecticut. I'd say just putting one foot in front of the other every day. But the occasion does give me pause to think about what I've learned so far.

(By the way, this picture was two years ago me shooting up before my meal. My friend P. to my right looks a little startled, but then I'm a teacher and…

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Chill and join the café clutch

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 8:09am 0 Comments

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a lively talk, as I did, with the Diabetes PowerShow hosts. I felt like I was sitting in a café with this great group. We talked about what's confusing managing diabetes, Charlie's weight loss but poor back from his new treadmill desk, what doctors get and what they don't, and how to do diabetes just a little bit better from what you'll learn in my new book, "Diabetes Do's & How-To's",…

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40 years with type 1 and I forgot to take my insulin!!!

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 10:22am 9 Comments

Has that ever happened to you? I only noticed at 5 PM that I never took my 9 AM long-acting insulin injection! First I was mystified, then horrified, and then said, "Oh, what the f&#k! and just took the shot, calculating two-thirds the dose since there was only two-thirds of the day left.

If you want to read the very funny story, I put it all on the Huffington Post.

While I'm…

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At 5:54pm on February 7, 2013, catlover said…

Riva- Congrats on being a featured member. We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation last Friday. I could listen to you for hours tell stories of your Diabetic life. I hope you will come back for a reprise.

At 4:47am on February 6, 2013, jrtpup said…

Congratulations on being featured Riva! Thanks again for sharing with us on Friday ;)

At 4:52pm on February 4, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HEARTIEST CONGRATS ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER. Well deserved. Reed

At 4:03pm on February 4, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVA RIVA....on being a featured member!!
Thank you for your talk Riva....you are a powerhouse!!

At 9:39am on February 4, 2013, Marie B said…

Riva, we were very much inspired by your talk with us on Friday. Afterwards, we were sharing some of your nuggets of wisdom and a member decided to write down a bunch and start this discussion
http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/nuggets-of-wisdom

I must say, I attend most of these Friday afternoon live chats, and yours was one of the best attended. I think at one point there were 68 members signed on. thanks again, it really helps to share with another "old-timer"!

marie, dx 1967

At 2:08pm on February 1, 2013, Mike said…

Great job today, Riva! Thanks!!

At 3:57pm on June 2, 2012, Jim said…

Hi Riva, I just read your blog "Now you see me, now you don't, diabetes". I couldn't find how to comment on your blog, so I thought I would comment here. The last paragraph of that blog was absolutely amazing and you found a way to put into words how I feel.

We try so hard to "control" our diabetes, but the longer we have this disease we begin to realize even with control there is no control.

Thank you.

At 10:48am on November 17, 2011, dino said…

The light in me recognizes the light in you Riva!

At 10:34pm on September 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Riva.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 9:35pm on September 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Bravo on being a featured member Riva!
 
 
 

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