I find Dr Oz, and that other joker, Bob Greene, both too showman-ish, and lacking in professionalism.That type 1 on dialysis and lost limbs so sad.
Why This Diabetic Had Her Leg Amputated - Video - Oprah.com
That's a pity. In Australia I am sure the AMA [Australian Medical Association] would come down real hard on such opportunistic unprofessional charlatanism. But I am not an authority on the subject. Additionally the various government authorities would probably yank the TV programs licence.I have read the discussions about this topic on several diabetes sites. 99% of the replies are the same kind of critiques as have been given here. "Ozzie" is a better actor and crowd pleaser than he is a doctor. Scare tatics were used to convince the audience and viewers to be serious about diabetes. That probably worked very well with many people, and to that extent it was a helpful TV show. I did very much object to his saying there are 80 million diabetics in the USA. The number released in 2009 was 24 million, and that included an estimated 5+ million undiagnosed. There were many other misleading and false statements as well. As long as Oprah sopports Oz he will continue to be an American "hero" in the eyes of millions of viewers. What a shame!!!
I don't know much about US Law, or Judge Sotomayor, but from what I have read she seems to be a fair judge often supported by a republican D'Amato (?), and of course nominated by Clinton and Barack. In her Princeton yearbook photo she looks like a clever and witty woman.I do not watch Oprah at all. I mainly watch the news on TV and that is it. This is the first I have heard about Dr. Oz.
Sensationalism does not help raise awareness for Diabetes, at all.
I read about someone more serious about Diabetes. She is one of the Justices of the Supreme Court. She is Sonia Sotomayor.
Sonia has type 1 diabetes since she was age 8. She was inspired to go into a legal career and decided to become a judge when she was wathching the Perry Mason TV series. I am sorry, I did not write more about her.
Sonia Sotomayor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She put stress on education.
Oh I did. That's where I saw her Princeton pic! And you think I know about Senator D'Amato from over here? No way. It's all written on that link you provided. Thank you.Hi, I dd not do as much research as I usually do. Just press on the link and you can learn everything about her.