I really do not watch her anymore. I have a real love/hate relationship with her show. I cannot stand how how full of herself she has become but then again she is OPRAH so she gets all of the good interviews!! Sometimes you just have to tune in. Well, the internet was all abuzz today about the diabetes episode and I promised myself I would not watch. Well, I peeked for a few minutes and that is all it took -- I had to change the channel before my head completely exploded. I'm pretty sure my head never did that before Nate's dx but it seems to be happening more and more frequently these days.
To set the record straight, my father, Bobby (not my other one, Jerry) has Type 2 diabetes and has for about 20 years. (He's an entire other post for another day.) I do think that Oprah did T2 patients and future patients a great service by discussing the warning signs and the preventative measures that can be taken by T2 patients. My dad was dx late - - - he could have died and is now completely insulin dependent. Again, another post for another day.
I just wish the world was aware that there is an enormous difference between Type 1 and Type 2. If anyone could spread the word on Type 1 it is Oprah. I posted the following on her site:
Ok, so then I ran out of space because they only give you so many characters. I did read through some of the other comments and there seem to be quite a few from other T1 moms, dads and patients so maybe she and Dr. Oz will get the message.
I'm so writing a letter. I just can't right now. I've been run over my the D bus today and I have nothing left. But tomorrow is another day - and I WILL get my jumbled thoughts in order and post. :) Good job, Laura. I was planning on "begging" her to do the same!
Just a Mom
I AM a wife.
I AM the mom of 3 wonderful children.
I AM my son's pancreas.
The information provided on this blog is from our personal experiences with Type 1 diabetes. Because something works for us does not mean it will work for you.
Please consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your health care options.
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