Let me start this post by saying I am not a fan of Oprah. I don't dislike her, I just don't buy into the "gospel according to Oprah". But when I heard she was going to be doing a show on diabetes, of course I had to see it for myself.
I lasted about 20 minutes. I think the tears started about 5 seconds in, the gritting of teeth about 10 seconds in, and since the exploding of my head seemed imminent, I turned off the TV. I think I need to fly up to Chicago for a good ol' fashioned groin kicking.
I don't have much to say, since I didn't see that much, but here are a few observations:
-Where does Oprah get the figure that we are spending on diabetes (the one that will "bankrupt" the American health care system). Is this just type 2, or all types combined?
- I did note that they differentiated between types 1 and 2, but I don't think enough was said about it. Also, Dr. Oz said that a type 1 does "not make enough insulin". Ummmmm, how about ANY insulin? What about saying that it's an auto-immune disease? It would have been nice to touch on the fact that type 1 is not from a bad diet or lack of exercise. Grrrr.
- Why on earth did they use a woman with type 1 as an example of what can happen if the are mostly addressing type 2s? I think this did nothing but muddy the waters between the two types. Granted, I didn't see much of the interview with her because Elise's kept wandering into the room and I thought it a little too graphic for her to watch, but did they say why she ended up that way?
Well, that's my two cents... like I said, I didn't watch a lot of the show. I'm very interested to see what everyone else has to say.
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