Having diabetes can impact your relationships with your friends and family, and it's important to keep some basic principles in mind. Being supportive, loving and patient can go a long way in strengthening your bonds, and helping to manage diabetes.
As most of you are probably aware by now, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has had diabetes since childhood. Ms. Sotomayor was born June 25, 1954, and was diagnosed at age 8 -- that would add up to around 47 years of living with diabetes. Some pundits have been raising questions about whether her diabetes might be a negative…