Diabetes is defined by many official documents as a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone to argue this statement. Even though Diabetes is legally rules a disability under the ADA: Americans With Disabilities Act (kind of ironic acronym) I am sure that those of us who are Diabetic take some offense in categorizing us as “Disabled” or having a “Disability” (I know I do.) As a diabetic, I work very hard to keep my diabetes in check and do all that I can to show that I am just as, if not more, capable of living my life than someone who has not been labeled as disabled.
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Playing the “D” Card