Can you imagine if you were on an airplane and using your diabetic insulin pump and the flight attendant sked you to remove it and put it away because it was “an electronic device”? Is is a medical device or an electronic device? Laurie at The Chronic Dose brought this story to my attention, “Rule riles a diabetic test-taker“.
Kingsley, 24, who is diabetic, showed up last month in Lowell to take the Graduate Record Examination, the standardized test necessary for entrance to many graduate school programs, the proctor told her to remove [her insulin pump.]“
They thought it was an ipod…
Interesting articles… and I’m curious if anyone out there has “looked healthy” and been told they couldn’t do something that actually was necessary to do or have because of a health condition. I have seemed to encounter little instances of this frequently over the last couple of years.
For example, when my son stopped eating last year (entirely) for 6 months, all his “food/nutrition” was Vitamin D milk and Pediasure. We had to “fight for our right” to bring in a thermos at places like the fairgrounds. Even the staff couldn’t agree. One said, “Milk for babies is allowed, it’s fine.” And the next one said, “LOOK AT HIM! He’s not a baby! It’s not allowed! That’s the rule.” (After months of food therapy and sensory processing therapy, I’m happy to say he’s been eating for nearly a year now praise the Lord!)
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