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Old 01-15-2014, 21:52   #1
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Directed her to blood sugar 101 and am going to send her the link to here.

She was diagnosed shortly after me, but has not been watching herself at all. She has some other MAJOR stresses in her life. Not that that is an excuse.

Today she went for her physical and she said her doctor told her to go on a cholesterol med, prophylactically, even though her cholesterol levels were fine. Argh! She said her GP told her diabetics are more prone to heart disease and therefore she should be on a cholesterol med? (?!)

I told her not to fill the script and to read this forum and BS101.

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Your friend's getting the typical misinformation about cholesterol and meds. On the Good Side ... she's got a great and wise friend!

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I hope your friend takes your advice.

Unfortunately the idea that the medical profession 'knows best' is so deeply entrenched in the public's psyche that presenting them with other options is seen as wanting them to participate in some whacky way-out-there 'experiment'. They'll stick with good old doc's recommendations despite the fact that their health will get worse and the number of medications will increase.

Good on you for being such a caring friend.

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Old 01-15-2014, 23:29   #4
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When she asked me "so I shouldn't take the cholesterol med?" I said "do you take antibiotics when you're not sick?" She laughed. I'm hoping she'll check out BS101 I can't take all the credit for my wisdom. I got most if it from here.

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