Diabetic care in America is a total mess

insulin injectionDiabetics skimp on lifesaving care in recession *Note, too, that how diabetes is treated in the US is a key indicator of how the Medical System as a whole is doing since diabetes is now such a common disease of aging. The system as is is actually a total failure as this Denver Post article underlines.
 
So how’s ‘National Security’ really going with all that money going for soldiers and hardly none of it going to help pay for the American people’s needed medical supplies and treatments?

4 thoughts on “Diabetic care in America is a total mess

  1. AvatarDan Chinitz

    Diabetes is a common disease of an unhealthy American lifestyle. Overweight, poor nutrition, overconsumption of junke carbohydrates, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise all contribute to the escalation in diabetes.

  2. AvatarChristopher Williams

    In my case, it’s thought to be inherited, as both my mother and her mother came down with type 11 diabetes at about the same age as I have. I went 5 years being undiagnosed and it wasn’t until I moved to Colorado and visited my sister, who is a nurse, that I was tested. She smelled it on my breath and sent me to a doctor. The bad part is that I developed neuropathy in my feet and I will have dead nerves in my toes for the rest of my life, even though it seems to be under control now.

    Dan’s comment is a good one, but those factors help in the escalation of diabetes once you have it. I had worked out at a gym 5 days a week and practiced tai chi and I still contracted it in my 50’s.

  3. AvatarDan Chinitz

    Point well taken, Christopher. I have compasson for those afflicted with diabetes through no fault of their own. Those who have acquired the disease, however, through poor lifestyle decisions have to be held accountable for their actions and should not ask the public to pay in medical costs for their bad judgement.

  4. AvatarTony Logan Post author

    ‘Dan’, I can’t think of anybody who epitomizes the ‘compassionate reactionary’ more than you do. If you don’t mind me asking, but just how old are you, You Dumb Chump?

    You are simply like a spoiled one year old super brat baby whose only sense is ‘Me, Me, Me!’ One asks themselves, just what sort of society can turn out so many sociopath types like yourself?

    It is now evident to me that your stupidity and lack of any moral sense are across the board character defects, and not merely confined to being used to bash Arabs as an Israeli military propaganda troll. So many of these trolls just freeze up when it comes to other issues, but not You! Congratulations. To you, the issue of diabetes is all reduced down to The Fat Must Be Punished! Such insight!

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