Tag - type 2 diabetes

“Sympathy for the obese with diabetes? Nope”: Katie Hopkins’ 10 most bizarre comments on obesity and type 2 diabetes

So, you’ve probably heard of Katie Hopkins? You know, the lady from the 2006 series of The Apprentice who is now somewhat of a “TV personality”.

Every so often Hopkins, who runs a business consultancy firm and writes a column for The Sun, will appear on television, say controversial things, and use Twitter to elaborate on her views. She has over 320,000 followers on the social network site.

Obese and overweight people have long been a target of Hopkins’ vitriol, which has often found type 2 diabetes brought to mainstream attention for all the wrong reasons.

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Is self-testing really no benefit to people with type 2 diabetes?

The issue of self-monitoring for people with type 2 diabetes is a topic I feel particularly strongly about.

I’ve seen the news reports saying that self-testing for type 2 diabetics is not cost effective and I’ve thought to myself, really?!

Also I’ve watched how many people with type 2 diabetes on the diabetes forum have made a huge amount of progress thanks to a bit of education and intelligent blood testing. So why should the research contradict this?

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