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March 21, 2007

hypoglycemia has its celebrity spokesperson

Forgive this interruption of our regularly scheduled Finn programming. But those who know me well have witnessed my lifelong struggle with hypoglycemia. The shakiness. The insatiable hunger. Occasional bouts of incomprehensive babbling. The danger my loved ones face should they ask for a bite of something I'm eating. The constant cravings for Spaghetti-Os.

I've endured this stigma and its taunts ("Someone get Lisa a burger. She's not making any sense."), but it appears it wasn't in vain. Nicole Richie has now put a public face on this private burden. She's come forward as a hypoglycemic. (And not a drug addict with an eating disorder, you pigs.) My hope is that America will respond with more 24-hour drive throughs, more access to cheese products, and compassion for those of us who will be just fine once we eat something, OK? Maybe now hypoglycemia will get the respect it deserves.

Posted by lisa at March 21, 2007 02:13 PM


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