Injecting some common sense

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05/27/2009

A few years ago, I had a headline taped to my fridge. It read "court rules eating is a major life activity." I don't recall if it was a federal court or the Supreme Court, but it had to do with The Americans with Disabilities Act, which has often proved a catch-22 for people with diabetes (I won't go into details).

President Obama has tapped Sonia Sotomayor as his pick to replace outgoing Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. Sotomayor, 54, would be the first Hispanic to serve on the court.

One topic that came up while her nomination was under consideration: her health. You see, Sotomayor was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 8. According to an article in the New York Daily News, she has never let it get in her way

Theresa Flaherty

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