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|User Info||More Dumb: Teen Diabetes; entered at 2012-04-30 08:33:58|
Registered: 2009-03-25 Land of the Lost
Start telling these patients the truth -- your choices are to either fix your lifestyle -- what you eat and how much you move and therefore lose the weight or odds are you will suffer the ugly and irreversible consequences of this disease such as blindness, amputations and death.Many doctors DO tell patients the truth. Fixing their lifestyle is too hard for many of the patients, or they are flatly unwilling to do so, so they demand the pill/med that's supposed to make it all better.
That seems to be especially true of low-income food stamp and Medicaid recipients. Taxpayers are funding both: welfare-recipients self-abusive lifestyle AND the medical treatment for such.
Rates of obesity and diabetes are highest andhttp://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/fi....