What I'm about to say about type II diabetes will offend some people. Heck, I'm sure others will be downright mad at me. Believe me I mean no disrespect to anyone. I speak these words because they need to be said – because so few others want you to hear them. What I am about to say was born out of two recent incidents that I want to share with you about type II diabetes.
Recently, a friend told me an interesting story that happened to him and his brother. His brother recently had an accident that required him to see a doctor. His brother – let’s call him “Mr X” – is a type II diabetic.
While at the doctor’s office, one of the nursing staff came over and said “Mr X did you know that as a diabetic that you can get 2 pairs of sneakers each year for free”.
My buddy, who was sitting next to his brother jokingly said “ wow it really pays to be a diabetic!”. My buddy told me that the nurse didn’t like that comment.
I know the nurse was trying to help, but it got me to thinking about how the system is set up to keep a person on the type II diabetes merry-go-round.
The second story I witnessed personally a few weeks ago. I was at a doctor’s office when a very overweight women, walked into the waiting room with her physician. Her daughter, who was sitting next to me said,
“Doc, get on her; her diabetes is acting up again!”
Acting up? It was like she was speaking about diabetes as if it were acne!
A few minutes later the woman walked out of the doctor’s office with 2 different types of glucose monitors – 2 different types! She didn’t pay for those glucose monitors – Medicare did!
Now, I think it’s good that Medicare will pay for a lot of equipment that diabetics need like:
- Glucose testing monitors
- Glucose test strips
Medicare will even pay for one of those motorized scooters that advertised all over daytime TV commercials.
But, will Medicare pay for that woman to get a gym membership?
I'm asking this question in all seriousness. I am not sure what the answer to this question is.
Will Medicare pay for a gym membership for a diabetic?
All that other stuff that Medicare does help pay for only treats the symptoms of type II diabetes. It does not treat type II diabetes itself.
By making it easier for people to exercise, a gym membership would help CURE type II diabetes in the vast majority of people reading these words.
I'm not trying to play the conspiracy card. I don’t think there is a vast right – or left –wing conspiracy to keep people under the thumb of type II diabetes.
But, there is a – and I'm just going to say it – a “Diabetes Industrial Complex”.
This complex is made up of various industries including the pharmaceutical industry and the medical technology industry. It’s not that they want to keep you a type II diabetic. Rather, they just want to make money.
This is capitalism we are talking about!
I'm not trying to bash capitalism – heck I'm a capitalist! – but I have a BIG problem when making money is put ahead of YOUR HEALTH.
I do not hold to that type of capitalism.
If you think I'm wrong, then ask yourself this question.
Why do glucose monitors come in different colors?
It’s just a glucose monitor right? Why would the color matter? The color serves no function except that, in the words of my friend Tracy Broomall, it’s stylish!
My God, when did type II diabetes become stylish?
Medicare pays for all sorts of stuff to help you treat diabetes but does it pay for services to help you CURE your type II diabetes?
By taking your eye off of the real problem – curing your type II diabetes – they have kept you in the system. The more people in the diabetes system, the more money the various members of this diabetes matrix can make.
Comedian Chris Rock said it best: “the money is in the medicine”. There is no money to be made in the cure of diabetes.
If you cure your type II diabetes you don’t need the:
- Glucose monitors
- Motorized scooters
- Chairs that help you stand up
- Or anything else that Medicare pays for
YOU ARE FREE!!
Yes, there is a genetic contribution to type II diabetes. I know that. But in most cases, type II diabetes is not genetic – it’s environmental. People did it to themselves by accident – by eating too many calories and not moving enough.
If you want to know how it got this way read can type II diabetes be cured
I'm frustrated because I believe most people with type II diabetes do not take this DISEASE seriously. If they did, type II diabetes would not be rampant in America like it is.
Type II diabetes – and the complications of type II diabetes – are a National Security Issue.
This country cannot survive if the majority of it’s population are too old and too sick. Do not think the younger people will save us. They will not – because they have type II diabetes also!
It’s said that kids who are born today are the 1st generation in US history who will not live as long as their parents. Type II diabetes is one of the main reasons for this.
Most people with type II diabetes do not know these FACTS.
- Type II diabetes can be CURED in most people
- Type II diabetes increases your risk of heart disease
- Type II diabetes increases your risk of stroke
- Type II diabetes increases your risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Type II diabetes increases your risk of colon cancer
- Type II diabetes increases your risk of breast cancer
- Type II diabetes increases your risk of endometrial cancer
- Type II diabetes increases your risk of high blood pressure
- Type II diabetes increases your risk of sleep problems
- Type II diabetes increases your risk of osteoarthritis
- Type II diabetes lowers testosterone levels
- Type II diabetics have more erectile dysfunction
- Type II diabetes increases your risk of blindness
- Type II diabetics suffer from more falls
Essentially, type II diabetes accelerates the aging process! You grow older faster on the inside because of type II diabetes.
People, this is not acne we are talking about. Type II diabetes is one of the most serious – AND PREVENTABLE – diseases in the world today!
What’s the cure for type II diabetes?
- Lose some weight
- Do a little exercise
Why don’t doctors tell their patients that they can be cured of type II diabetes?
Why do so many people with type II diabetes stick their heads in the sand buying different colored glucose monitors, rather than taking the steps needed to change their lives?
Your family wants you to stay alive for as long as God intended you to. And so do I.
I'm sad. I'm frustrated – and I really want to help.