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ANCHOR LEAD: JUST HAVING DIABETES DOESN’T MEAN PEOPLE CAN’T REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS.

Sonia Sotomayor is President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. She comes with a wealth of experience, some of which is living with type one diabetes.  Christopher Saudek, a diabetes expert at Johns Hopkins, finds this uplifting.

Saudek:  I think that’s wonderful for people with diabetes to know that it does not hold you back from anything.  The American Diabetes Association just last week won a case against the FBI in fact to say that the FBI cannot discriminate against people with diabetes by not hiring them.  That was turned down by the courts so that was a victory and all of a sudden we have a Supreme Court justice who has type one diabetes so it really does go to show that people with diabetes can do what they want and be what they want.         :29

Saudek says the key to living with type one diabetes is careful blood sugar monitoring and control, along with weight management and exercise.  At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.


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