Skip to comments.The Pro-Diabetes Board Washington state targets modern medicine.
Posted on 03/17/2011 7:49:24 PM PDT by Eva
The future tragedies of government health care will include today's many warnings about how it operates in practice. The subsidize-mandate-over regulate insurance model is imploding in Massachusetts. Then there's Washington state, where a government board may decide that modern medicine is too expensive for kids with diabetes.
Seriously. In 2006, Washington created a board to scrutinize the cost-effectiveness of various surgeries and treatments, known as the Health Technology Assessment program. At a hearing today, the panel will debate glucose monitoring for diabetic children under 18. In other words, the board is targeting the fundamental standard of diabetes care that has been the established medical consensus for at least three decades.
This state issue deserves far more scrutiny, if only because ObamaCare and the stimulus devoted billions of dollars to comparative effectiveness research. As President Obama has so often put it, the idea is to pit Treatment X against Treatment Y and find out "what works and what doesn't." In theory, it sounds great. But the Health Technology Assessment is an example of how comparative effectiveness will work in the real world, as the political system tries to find ways to restrict or limit treatment to control entitlement spending.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
Give me the quote, Eva. Or are you just too lazy.
I guess, but blasting people about a 152 page link is just not what Free Republic is about.
I am getting sick of the self appointed high and mighty’s around here.
But, thanks, I appreciate the clarification.
Give me the quote to support your charge, Eva. Your ad hominem charge, you hypocrite.
She told you she won’t respond.
Are you deaf? Or is it blind?
“Modern Medicine” is feckless against all degenerative disease.
The side effects of the drugs that are prescribed are far worse than the disease that is supposedly being treated. Avandia for example is just about a guaranteed heart attack if you take it long enough.
Is avandia a diabetes drug?
What is being denied to the adolescent diabetic patients is a home monitoring device that measures the glucose levels of the kids at various times during the day, preventing attacks. Remember, these are kids we are talking about.
“...the panel will debate glucose monitoring for diabetic children under 18.”
This is truly tragic. These kids will need to monitor their levels closely being types one usually, to have a chance at all.
This is a death sentence for the children who are so unlucky to get this disease.
DeathCare has nothing to do with health. It is about murdering MORE children!
>> “I appreciate the clarification.” <<
It wasn’t a ‘clarification,’ it was a deliberate falsehood.
It’s about murdering children who are on medicaid or are the children of government workers (probably the SEIU contract workers, not regular government workers).
It reminds me of Margaret Sanger’s original intent for abortion, limiting the number of Black children born into poverty.
I have to wonder how many of the medicaid children with diabetes are members of one minority or another, or are children of SEIU day care workers or home care givers.
Type 1 diabetes can be moderated substantially by a more proper diet that eliminates carbohydrates, and boosts animal fats, making the insulin more effective, and response more predictable, allowing monitoring to be reduced.
Monitoring is mostly a huge cash cow for manufacturers, with little benefit to the patient that is on a proper diet.
Avandia is an oral glucose control agent for type II diabetes.
I don’t think you really think that the side effects of insulin are worse than type I diabetes.
Can you read? Do you know English?
What part of BUZZ OFF, wasn’t communicated?
She made herself quite plain.
Perhaps you are confusing Type I with Type II.
That might be true with adults, but the diet of children is more difficult to control. I am well aware of the benefits of low carb diets, but keeping children on a strict diet is often difficult at best.
Diabetes runs in my husband’s family and none of them were over weight, all naturally thin and weight conscious.
It is a deliberate attempt to kill off the less fortunate, and thin out the poor and less able.
Murder by Government, by decree by Pelosi and Ozombie..
The side effects of excessive insulin are blindness, neuropathy, deafness, and loss of general mobility.
proper diet cuts the need for insulin to about 1/4 of what is normally used by those on the suicide diet that the medical establishment pushes.
Monitoring has always been essential, in fact the evidence in the past ten years or more was to increase monitoring.
I was type II when I was pregnant. I did well, but I also monitored. To deny monitoring to children is conscionable.
Type I diabetes is where the patient is UNABLE to make ANY insulin.
You are discussing type II, where diet does help.
When my husband follows a low carb/no carb diet he wastes away, losing so much weight that people think he has cancer.