Sunday Review today feature imaginary child w T1D in illustrative example in article re evils of current campaign finance situation. Like find pumper in Starbucks! But in nefarious hypothetical sitch:
IMAGINE you’re the closest living relative of a child who just inherited $100 million after her parents died in a car crash. You’re a distant cousin, but if something happened to her, you’d be next in line.
She has juvenile diabetes. So you “adjust” her insulin prescription a bit yourself, doubling the dose. When that doesn’t work, you tell her a different drug works just as well, and when she’s reluctant, you offer her a trip to Disney World.
What make author Drew Westen choose this scenario for illustrate point? Maybe T1D? Child w T1D? Nephew? Niece? What? Not mind creepy tale, love creepy tale! Exciting see casual mention. As if readership familiar w. T1D. Warm cockles.
Immediately prior read Diabetically Speaking advice re don’t let diabetes become most exciting thing in life. Ring so true. Bigfoot nod head, solemn vow for be aware when do this, try curtail.
Then read newspaper. Not quite able remember what Hilary doing in Egypt (good hair), vague recollection Syrian helicopter escape (exuberant smile, Turkey lax visa regulation), Ferragamo kitten heel pump (story about iconic 1970’s label in footbed?), something re single parent poverty worse than married parent poverty. Biggest excitement whole world news = scientist writer use T1D in story on campaign finance reform.