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Channel 4, Dispatches 10th June.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by catherinecherub, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. misslotty1

    misslotty1 · Active Member

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  2. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Catherinetherub is a brilliant name.
     
  3. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks interesting Catherine, thanks for the heads up :thumbup:
     
  4. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Just watched the programme.

    Worth watching, not only if you are on Byetta, Victoza or Januvia, but the fact that the drug trials are not as open as they should be.
     
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    zolabud Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just hope the docs have watched this and are preparing themselves for on onslaught.....
     
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    Hello all

    This is a real worry, I actually have an appointment tomorrow where I know for a fact I will be offered a trial for one of these drugs.

    Anyone else on a trial?

    Kind regards
    Tom from Croydon


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  7. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I'm watching it now on Channel 4 + 1, it does seems worrying. I missed the intro ,did they say Type 2 diabetes, as all I have heard, so far is Diabetes?

    RRB
     
  8. Janz_e@hotmail

    [email protected] Type 2 · Newbie

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    I gave been in this drug a month and had a few side affects which I've researched and found out more on how to deal with it... This program had opened up more worries for me as the nurse and doctors definitely do not know enough about it
     
  9. Bree26

    Bree26 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi there I was on victoza last year and I got acute pancreatitis and I am very lucky to be here . If I had left it a day I wouldn't be :-(
    I was hospitalised for 21 days and now I am on insulin . I think the drug companies should be held accountable for the danger they are putting people in . I had a scan on my pancreas today and we get the results back on Friday . So here's hoping my pancreas is ok if not I may consider legal action against the drug companies .
     
  10. Giverny

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    There's actually been a lot of complaints at the fact that they rarely differentiated between type 1 and type 2. These people are supposed to be well informed and should really, really know better...
     
  11. connie104

    connie104 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been reading the links on Facebook today and at least 2 type 1 diabetes sufferers spoke of the self induced overeating diabetes which type 2 sufferers are.. Are they really that misinformed to say this? Many type 2 's are not overweight and have led a healthy lifestyle before being diagnosed. Many factors can cause it. It seems these people think they are the diabetes elite because they have type 1. No one wants diabetes and we should not think one type is self inflicted

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  12. Robinredbreast

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    Hi I'm glad to say I don't have Facebook (or spacebook as I call it) :roll: A large % of Type 2's are overweight when diagnosed,but not all and Type 1's are a very small majority and maybe these 2 type 1's are feeling left out or over whelmed by the huge rise in Type 2's, who knows. Of course no one wants to have diabetes, whatever type. I read in the Daily Record today that an anonymous type 2 is the first Scottish diabetic to have a this endo? tube fitted to stop him from eating too much( not gastro band surgery). It is left in for a year and there are 220,000 type 2's in Scotland, but this is from memory. Or it probably can be found online.
     
  13. connie104

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    Many obese people do not have diabetes in fact I am not overweight and I am type 2 but I have 2 obese friends who do not have it. Type 2 does not go hand in hand with being obese it is a factor for some but for others its not. Every time type 2 is mentioned it seems you are classified as a overweight person who eats too much and does not exercise which for many of us is just not the case.




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  14. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    HERE HERE!
     
  15. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Often quoted:

    80% of T2s are obese when diagnosed.

    80% of obese people are not T2.

    So the popular conception of T2s as 'lardy people' is based on the odds that 4 out of 5 are.

    However the 1 in 5 who aren't (myself included) do find the stereotyping irritating!

    Cheers

    LGC
     
  16. WeeWillie

    WeeWillie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Dash it, I missed that one. :?
     
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    Here is another thread on it .
    Also the chance to watch it :thumbup:

    viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43203

    It is interesting as I do now use victoza and used to use Januvia [sitaglyptin]

    Anna .
     
  18. WeeWillie

    WeeWillie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant Anna. :clap:

    I appreciate you looking for the link and posting it.
    I've now Bookmarked it.

    Thank you. :thumbup:

    willie.
     
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