New post over at my Invisible Minority blog:

Diabetes and Disability - http://aninvisibleminority.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/diabetes-and-di...

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Comment by Xanthasun on March 31, 2010 at 3:03pm
Thanks for your perspective on the issue since you are able to come at it from both sides. I also think they are different and the way you described the differences was well written. I especially liked how you laid out why a disability is not limiting but just done in a different way. I think for people w/o disabilities...because we aren't forced to think "outside the box/the normal structure of society" we automatically assume that doing things in a different way is a near insurmountable task (which is why praise for doing usual activities I think happens)~For me personally...there is a fine line between acknowledging the extra effort someone puts in (which I think can also apply to those with chronic illnesses) versus thinking that this extra effort is so much that one can't do anything more and creating limits. ~sorry for the rambling
Comment by Jen on March 31, 2010 at 3:26pm
No problem about the rambling, I find these types of discussions really interesting!

Interestingly, I personally feel like I put WAY more thought and effort into managing diabetes than I do into accessing the world because of a visual impairment. Probably because one is changing constantly (diabetes) and the other isn't, though.

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