The Global Diabetes Community Forum
borofergie wrote:Is it UNDETECTED diabetes that causes a problem for the NHS finances or DETECTED diabetes?
Doe the cost of TREATMENT outweigh the cost of POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS?
Maybe they don't want lots more of us on the books, asking them for expensive BG testing strips?
The treatment regime they suggest doesn't do much good for the majority of T2 diabetics anyway, so even if they pay for (ineffective) treatment, it doesn't necessarily reduce the cost of complications.
lucylocket61 wrote:The Media reporting is partly to blame for people not being aware. They have been brainwashed into thinking "I am not overweight, so I cant have type 2 diabetes"
they are not being informed that slim people get Diabetes too, so they think they are immune.
A bit like it used to be with passive smoke and lung cancer. It wasnt being picked up in non-smokers because of the way it was presented as a disease of smokers only.
smidge wrote:Hi GraceK!
There are mobile testing units in some areas of the country. I saw a news article on a mobile diabetes unit that goes to various locations in Leicester. Basically, there is a high Asian population in Leicester and that part of the community are more prone to diabetes and less likely to visit hospitals/surgeries for testing, so they take the unit out into the community. Looked like a good idea, but I'm not sure if other areas of the country do the same.
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