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Old 01-30-2018, 02:00   #1
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Have you guys noticed all the new commercials pushing either diabetes drugs or diabetic help?

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Yes, and just makes me want to go postal. Wouldn't be so bad on me if I weren't listening to all the bad side effects they are required by law to tell and be so nonchalant about it and showing people doing a happy dance. I just want to scream "Did you hear all that bad stuff that they just said about it. You won't be smiling long Mr Oh So Happy Actor Portrayed Diabetic if you were a for real diabetic"

And then there are those lawsuit commercials asking if you or a loved one had your toes cut off while taking X,Y, or Z. Then A, B, or C follows that with a "Our stuff helps reduce heart attacks for diabetes sufferers".

If this wasn't a wholesome family safe website, I'd tell you what I really think. No I couldn't, I went to church yesterday.

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Old 01-30-2018, 13:53   #3
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It used to bother me but I'm pretty well at a point in my life where I tune out commercials. Often we won't start watching a show until it's half over so we can fast forward thru the commercial breaks - it's good for ones sanity.
This Diabetes Industry is massive, next they will be marketing filtered water for diabetes LOL (but far more expensive than filtered water for non diabetics)

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I never noticed diabetic commercials until I became diabetic. Yeah, I get a kick out of the people (actors) smiling while the commercial states that some side effects are stroke, heart attack, and even death.

What about the commercials that make diabetics seem unknowledgeable about their disease. A man will ask a diabetic, "Did you know that you are at high risk for so and so?" And the diabetic answers "No." Even I knew the complications before I was diagnosed!

I seldom watch live TV. So when I do watch TV, I FF commercials.

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Confession: I don't own a television. (By choice.)

That being said, I just about go postal when I see a lot of the ads directed to diabetics on Facebook. Magic supplement fixes, magic powders, etc etc...

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Advertisers have a specific target audience. Channel; program; time of day; etc. Don't expect to see Alex Trebek trying to sell you life insurance on the Disney channel at 8:30 am while you're watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I also find it comical that Marie Osmond wants to show you she lost 50 pounds and them "love handles" in a Nutrisystem Lean 13 plan commercial during the Rachel Ray show. Then when they come back from commercial you see poor little squatty Rachel Ray, who has to be 25 pounds overweight by now, licking marinara sauce from her fingers.

Tune in at 3 am...most of the stations are trying to sell you knives, pots and pans. Tune in at prime time...they all wanna sell you a $50,000 truck or a double order of food for what seems...twice the price of a single order. Which is highly popular now. Buy one...and get a second one free...just PAY MORE MONEY! Really?!

I've seen a lot of documentaries on TV about great inventors. No idea who suggested this option when it came to designing the remote control...but I'd like to go on record for them...God bless the person that came up with the MUTE button!

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i didnt see tv ads for type treatment medication in the 1970's or 1980's but over the last 20 yrs they have increased 10 fold. in 1977 they were 6 million type 2 diabetics in US with US total population of about 240 million. today we have 320 million total US population and est. 30 million type 2 diabetics. looks like an increase of over 200% in type 2 diabetes over 40 yrs with 120% of that occurring between 2001 and 2015. Then when Ad Exec and sales reps for thee wave of new medications hits the market there targeted towards TV shows that attract the population who have type 2 using demographics. There are also 85 million "pre diabetics" in US so its a money maker

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i've been reading a book called 'the obesity code' by dr jason fung.

he mentions a CDC study that suggests that 49-52 % of adult americans are either type 2 diabetic or pre-diabetic. And the alarming stat is 85% of adults over the age of 65 are type 2 diabetic or pre-diabetic.

those rates represent a huge demographic for sure.

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[dr jason fung] mentions a CDC study that suggests that 49-52 % of adult americans are either type 2 diabetic or pre-diabetic. And the alarming stat is 85% of adults over the age of 65 are type 2 diabetic or pre-diabetic.
Numbers like that make you wonder what's changed in American life to make that happen. I'm guessing it's multiple factors.

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dr fung blames it on the high carb, low fat diet that the US has been promoting since the 70s.

as a nation we do as we are told, since the 70s, we buy more vegetables and fruit, we've cut back on fatty meats. moderation in everything except insulin spiking food.

it depends on what you want to believe. I'm sure that the high carb skinny person blames fast food and sedintary lifestyles. and they are probably just as correct.


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