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A diabetic on the Supreme Court?

Justin Webb | 18:14 UK time, Tuesday, 26 May 2009

For me - and any other parent of a type one diabetic child - the most fascinating and uplifting fact about Judge Sotomayor is not her childhood fascination for Perry Mason or her Hispanic roots, but the fact that she contracted this illness at the age of eight and is now 54, apparently healthy, and obviously successful!

There was some perfectly legitimate discussion of the issue before the nomination, but generally an acceptance it seems that the issue is not an issue.

Her nomination, it could be argued, is a pro-life decision in the sense that it accepts that life is life and is to be celebrated and lived for the moment, without huge thought about the long-term future.

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