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Reflection on treatment and diabetics

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by legolgel, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. legolgel

    legolgel · Active Member

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    Hello everyone just wondering who here has though that most of diabetic people are being used to make money instead of being treated for improvement and quality of life?

    I am sure most of us has got that feeling at any moment if not recently, being treated with the intention of making money without any concerns of quality of life or health complications of any sort...
     
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Not my experience or feeling at all.
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I can't say I have felt that way. I have felt frustrated with waiting times and medical receptionists but never felt like a 'cash cow'.
     
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    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Three years in now and that's not my experience at all. However the NHS (UK) is having to strike a balance between optimal patient care and expenditure. When I recently asked for GAD and C-Peptide tests which are quite expensive, my GP readily agreed.
    The only areas I can think of that try to make money from folk with diabetes are some of the food companies that marketed 'diabetic' foods - which they were not. I think this advertising has now been banned in the UK.
     
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  5. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    nope, not feeling that at all. I cant think of any ways my HCP's could be making money out me.
     
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  6. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    are you in the uk? your profile doesnt indicate what type of diabetic you are, so its hard to tell what you mean.
     
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  7. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I haven’t felt like a subject to make money out of. I’m in the UK, where are you @legolgel ?
     
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  8. legolgel

    legolgel · Active Member

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    I was as type 2 but due now have no idea...in a limbo
     
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  9. legolgel

    legolgel · Active Member

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  10. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    what country do you live in?
     
  11. Spl@

    [email protected] Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Don't see how they make money out of me.

    No drugs, no fancy food. Just good ol meat and veg.

    The only non value for money part is the fact that the NHS insist on the low fat high carb idea. An institution formed to help is trapped into doing the opposite, ironicly by public opinion.
     
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  12. librarising

    librarising LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Do I believe in Big Pharma ? Yes
    Do I believe Big Pharma would sooner have you on medication than cured ? Yes
    Do I believe Big Pharma see natural treatments as a threat to be shut down ? Yes (natural cannabis, other cancer cures etc)

    Do I see the medical profession as part of Big Pharma's operations ? No, only by deception from Big Pharma. Most doctors are taught to treat disease and dis-ease medically. So much to learn, they need to learn that symptom A needs pill A, symptom B needs pill B etc. Not all doctors are like this but many are. I'm sure most believe they're doing the best for their patients e.g. offering statins for 'protection', but it takes a braver doctor/dietician/scientist to go against established treatment protocols.

    The answer is to self-educate, and end up knowing more than your medical care provider. Then you don't have to be a 'customer' of Big Pharma so much.

    Don't forget, folks. Big Pharma still get paid by the NHS. They don't get paid by ex-customers.
    Geoff
     
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