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July 11, 2010

Dr. Oz and Type 2 diabetes…

Filed under: Health, TV shows — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:31 am

The other day I was watching the Dr. Oz TV show and I heard Dr. Oz tell a woman that her blood sugar level of 100 indicated that she had Type 2 diabetes.  Did I hear that right?  A blood sugar level of 100 means diabetes?

In 1997, the American Diabetes Association changed the blood sugar numbers for diabetes from 140 to 126.  In other words, a reading of 126 now means diabetes, whereas it used to be that one had to have a blood sugar reading of at least 140 to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.  Why the change in the numbers?  I think it is because the drug companies want to make money off drugs that are sold to help diabetes.  Add to that the money that is made off of diabetes testing supplies like test strips, needles and test meters.

Dr. Oz thinks that a normal blood sugar reading should be below 100.  The latest medical opinion is that a blood sugar reading of 111 to 125 means pre-diabetes and anything over 126 means diabetes.  Using these new numbers, changed in 1997, means that America now has an epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and the drug companies are making a fortune.

I have been testing my blood for some time now, and I’ve learned a few things.  When I wake up in the morning, and I feel really good, that means that my blood sugar will be in the pre-diabetes range of 111 to 125.  The lowest that I’ve ever tested my blood was 101, and the highest was 142, two hours after eating.

I think that Dr. Oz is wrong.  The standards for diabetes have changed in order for the drug companies and doctors to make more money. 95% of all cases of diabetes today are Type 2 diabetes, making this a very lucrative business.

1 Comment

  1. I agree Drug Co are making money by manipulating the numbers.

    Comment by ernestine williams — July 19, 2010 @ 12:54 am

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