here again, modern medical science has been so blindsided by all the focus on type 1 issues and the lead in part of the cycle from eating, food input, glucose generation and totally lost track of the back half of the cycle - skeletal muscles, fatcells, temp glucose storage and stauration effects from constant over supply of glucose and not burning that off.
Bariatric surgey is extremely effective in chopping back the glucose generation so the back half losses the saturation and overloading of glucose storage.
The human machine is faced with science - mechanical limitations like any machine out there. The mentality of just shove - take more insulin and actos and the body gets rid of the excess glucose is shere stupidity.
All the diet and exercise in the world won't prevent diabetes if they keep putting things into the food that can cause diabetes (HFCS, Alloxan, etc).
Many medications can cause diabetes as well.
GALLSTONES can easily cause diabetes.
How can thise things, including genetic issues, be someone's fault?
I went from non diabetic to full blown type 2 diabetic in less than 6 months. All because of medication I took to help with headaches they were unable to determine the cause of.
Many artificial sweeteners can cause a nyraid of health problems.
OK, being male, should I have to pay higher insurance premiums just because some woman wants to churn out handfuls of kids and the insurance has to pay for the births? Is that fair to me? NO! They also get reduced taxes because of their choice in family status. Should single guys have to shoulder the excess tax burden because they chose to have kids? What about property taxes. A single guy who owns a house and land has to pay taxes for schools so someone else's kids can get an education.
Pregnancy is a choice. Maybe since the woman chooses to be pregnant that the insurance companies shouldn't cover their medical needs because the woman chose their condition.
And NO, the excuse that the pregnancy was an accident don't cut it. The woman could easily say no (her right).
Women who know that their kid is genetically defective and when born would be on the taxpayer dole forever and do not end the pregnancy should be made to pay the entire cost for the handicapped person forever too. The norms didn't have any say in the matter and yet they are the one's footing the bill.
Ok, I could make all kinds of examples why insurance companies and other subscribers would want to avoid paying for things.
Back to the diabetic topic - unless the insurance companies are not allowed to screw diabetics on a whim, by law, they certainly will.
About obesity - most welfare and section 8 individuals are overweight or obese. Food stamps let the buy anything they want, including soft srinks, chips, and many other fattening sugary type foods.
Should taxpayers pay for them to sit on their fat lazy butts, churn out kids, eat like pigs, and have related health problems because of the lifestyle they chose?
Ok, now where do you put limits on things? What would the limits be?
Should insurance companies (and even taxpayers) limit what people do, eat, and what kinds of treatments that someone receives?
How about guys paying higher insurance premiums because a woman has to see a gyno yearly?
How about us paying for alcoholism and treatment? Should insurance companies pay for someone's choice to drink or do drugs? Should we pay higher premiums to cover those costs?
Rule of thumb: insurance companies are concerned about the bottom line and will do whatever they can to limit costs and boost profits.
I myself did not choose to become diabetic. I had an active lifestyle and was generally healthy. But fate dealt me this hand.
Of course some people could defer their diabetes for a few years if they changed their lifestyle now. But with the lifestyle that people must live in order to survive, it is almost impossible to stay healthy.
Note: it is cheaper to eat bad foods than to eat healthy. Exercise takes valuable time away from other important activities.
Myabe if people didn't have to struggle to make ends meet they could be healthier.
Maybe if laws were changed to help prevent diseases things would change. But the people don't want to be told what to do.
CEO's are to blame too. They gouge people any way they can. They put in cheap chemicals into the food/drink to save a buck and make them even richer.
I could write for days and days about things, but what is the point if no one is willing to fix the problems?