Common Sense and Big Pharma

Unfortunately, while 'Big Pharma' today does create drugs which are absolutely wonderful lifesaving wonders, Big Pharma is at its core out to make a buck.

They make their money by selling their drugs. The more drugs they sell, the more money they make.

When they aren't spending their marketing dollars on slick direct mail pieces sent to you, and slick ads on television directed at you, or slick websites touting their latest pills directed at you, they are doing the same to your doctor. They are giving him free expensive lunches, dinners, perks, freebies, and anything else their marketing departments can come up with to make him recommend to you that YOU should take THEIR pills.

When your doctor recommends pills as the solution to you, do not assume they are wrong, but do not make the equally bad error of assuming they are correct either. Your diabetes may required medication. Your diabetes may have a medication that helps you. Your diabetes may not have a medication that helps you. Over time you will find out, and this will become less uncertain.

The only absolute certainty is that BY CHANGING YOUR DIET AND LIFESTYLE YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES AGAINST YOUR DIABETES.

If your doctor doesn't ask you about you lifestyle and diet and offer to assist you in assessing it and changing it if required, then they are failing in their medical duty to treat your diabetes and manage your diabetes health care as best is possible.

If your doctor rushes to prescribe pills without making an effort to understand you and how you are living first, then that is Big Pharma talking. Either make him have that conversation, or get another doctor. The way you live is as important or more important that the pills you will take or will eventually take, and your doctor should absolutely know this and discuss this with you.

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