Many type 2 diabetics still don't have a glucose meter, because they find it too expensive, or too confronting to see the numbers appear. This is the group of people that sees a doctor like once a year. That's the only time they hear about their glucose levels. For the rest of the year, they might think they're doing great, but in the meantime, their body is suffering and crying for help. Sticking your head in the sand and thus ignoring the symptoms, is not much of a help and it's certainly not going to make your diabetes go away.
I'm happy to hear that there is also a large group of type 2 diabetics who do take care of themselves. They try their best and they learn as much about their condition as possible, to prevent getting complications in the future.
Oprah Winfrey, the Queen of Talk, had a show on diabetes, just this week. Many people were stuck to their couch, to hear what she and Dr Oz had to say. And even more people were very disappointed, to hear what Dr Oz had to say.. It was such a great opportunity to show the world that there is more to diabetes than what he informed. It was a chance to tell the world that there are different types of diabetes and no, type 1 diabetes DOES NOT go away with exercise and low carb food intake.. How many people will now believe, that us, type 1 diabetics caused our own condition?? Let me be straight: we didn't!
Dr Oz said diabetes is reversible, without mentioning what type diabetes he was talking about. No Dr Oz, type 1 is NOT reversible! How come Dr Oz - a cardiologist - was doing this show with Oprah, and not an endocrinologist? These mistakes could have been prevented by a diabetes specialist.