The other night I stepped on a piece of glass and the first thing I thought was 'WHAT IF IT GETS INFECTED AND I HAVE TO GET MY FOOT AMPUTATED'
I realize that this is something that happens. It's good to make people think about consequences for actions. This just seems a little extreme WHEN IT'S NOT EVEN REAL. I'm not trying to throw a tantrum and maybe I'm a little sensitive, but does this bother anyone else??
I mean they could have just found one of the ACTUAL people that had an amputation due to their diabetes. I'm sure there would be someone out there that would want to help others avoid something so terrible.
Read the article. They should have used a picture of my right foot........or what's left of it. Can't believe everything you read AND see. The folks who did this should be fired.
I hate this ad and ads like it. First of all, they don't present the facts and they do nothing but stigmatize "diabetes" in general. It's media sensationalism at its worst. Yes, we know that there is some correlation between obesity and type 2 diabetes, but what exactly is that correlation? Does the obesity cause type 2 diabetes, or does the hyperinulinism that is present in many type 2 diabetics cause the obesity? And what about the 1/3 of type 2 diabetics who are of normal weight? And what about all the folks who don't fit neatly into the "type 1" or "type 2" box?
This ad is just perpetuating stereotypes. I get it that they are trying to raise awareness, but doing so by just stigmatizing people and saying, "Hey, if this happens, it's your fault!" isn't the right way to go about it. Especially when there is still so much about this cluster of conditions called "diabetes" that we just don't know.