I don't think diabetes should automatically qualify for MAW, but I also don't think it should automatically be excluded either. I think it most definitely depends on individual circumstances. I can't imagine using MAW for my son, but I am aware of other families affected by diabetes that I would wholeheartedly endorse getting a wish. Just because we are coping pretty well, it doesn't mean everyone else is. Diabetes is a pain, and it is hard and relentless and aggravating, but I can't say that my son is really suffering a great deal. Really, I think he has it pretty good, and I think he would tell you the same thing. But some families and kids really are suffering with diabetes - both physically and emotionally - and I would be happy if they got a wish.