[quote user="Ashley Kay"]
So far, the only article by a major news outlet that doesn't discourage her from the position because she is a T1.
I read the article. A couple of things stuck out to me. First:
"Sotomayor, who would be the first type 1 diabetic on the high court if
confirmed, was "religious" about monitoring her blood sugar levels,
said Rudy Aragon, an attorney in Miami, Florida who attended Yale
University Law School with Sotomayor."
Sonia graduated from Yale in 1979. The only way she could have religuiosly tested her blood sugar back then was to go to a doctor's office. Maybe he's been around her since like 1988 or so though.
"Key to Sotomayor's chance of living that long, said ADA's
Robertson, would be her blood-sugar control. The endocrinologist and
professor of medicine and pharmacology at the University of Washington
in Seattle said that, if he were vetting the candidate, he might check
the results of her A1c tests -- a measure of long-term blood-sugar
Typically, people in Sotomayor's socioeconomic group would score a 7 to
8 percent on the test, with a nondiabetic scoring about 5 percent.
If the test result came back 13 percent, "you'd say how responsible is this person?" he said."
So if someone is not a diabetic and wants to be on the Supreme Court, would they test their cholesterol to see how responsible this person is? Is it OK to be a diabetic on the Supreme Court, but only if you're a good diabetic? In my mind, it is only slightly less discriminatory to say diabetics can only be on the Supreme Court if they're good diabetics, than to say diabetics can't be on the Supreme Court.