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Lila commented on Sue's blog post 'ABC's The Neighbors Christmas Episode That Aired 12/5/12'
"On the other hand, it *is* true that the main cause of foot/lower limb amputations in the world is [uncontrolled] diabetes. I understand people feeling upset but there's no avoiding this uncomfortable fact..."
Dec 7, 2012
Nicole commented on Sue's blog post 'ABC's The Neighbors Christmas Episode That Aired 12/5/12'
"I agree, that is awful, and not something to joke about! I had a friend that joked to my husband one time (who thought it was funny enough to pass along to me) "They don't call it live-abetes". I was so offended and upset by it. But…"
Dec 6, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) commented on Sue's blog post 'ABC's The Neighbors Christmas Episode That Aired 12/5/12'
"It's not just ABC, unfortunately it's human nature. It is so easy to make humor at someone elses expense. That said you would have thought that in these politically correct times that ABC would have known better."
Dec 6, 2012
smokinbeaver commented on Sue's blog post 'ABC's The Neighbors Christmas Episode That Aired 12/5/12'
"I didn't see it, but that is insensitive to me! Its Santa and yes he is a round jolly fellow. He has been around for ages and his size would make people think about diabetes 2 and his eating milk and cookies at every house would contribute to…"
Dec 6, 2012
BriannaM commented on Sue's blog post 'ABC's The Neighbors Christmas Episode That Aired 12/5/12'
"To me it's very insensitive and the fact that they didn't respond to your letter. even more disturbing. It's funny that even their own talk shows and news stations have the "the person said this and it was offensive, they should…"
Dec 6, 2012
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ABC's The Neighbors Christmas Episode That Aired 12/5/12

Did anyone else see ABC's The Neighbors TV show last night? In it, Larry Bird, the alien father, joked about Santa Claus having his foot cut off due to diabetes. I found it a rather insensitive remark. Not sure they would joke about Santa being disfigured due to cancer or some other horrible disease. I wrote to ABC and I received an automated reply that 'As you can imagine, we receive thousands of messages daily from viewers and therefore they cannot reply to mine directly.'Do you find such a…See More
Dec 6, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Sue
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Sue... This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends. Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance.…"
May 9, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for Sue
"Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for…"
May 9, 2012
Doris D left a comment for Sue
"WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our…"
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ABC's The Neighbors Christmas Episode That Aired 12/5/12

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 8:09am 5 Comments

Did anyone else see ABC's The Neighbors TV show last night? In it, Larry Bird, the alien father, joked about Santa Claus having his foot cut off due to diabetes. I found it a rather insensitive remark. Not sure they would joke about Santa being disfigured due to cancer or some other horrible disease. I wrote to ABC and I received an automated reply that 'As you can imagine, we receive thousands of messages daily from viewers and therefore they cannot reply to mine directly.'Do you find such…

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At 4:23pm on May 9, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Sue...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 11:36am on May 9, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 7:47am on May 9, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 4:26am on May 9, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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