Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Bad Blood

The NY TImes is doing a series on diabetes, with some really interesting information. This disease is somewhat of a mystery still, but trust me: its deadly. What really caught my eye was today's article on the healthcare system: It is more profitable to treat the complications of diabetes then to prevent them (like many other diseases, I'm sure). Of course, the "complications" include things like amputation, blindness, and heart attacks.

If you know someone with diabetes (a fairly likely situation) or if you are in a position of pastoral care, please visit the main page for the NY Times series here, and, if you are so inclined, visit the American Diabetes Association as well.

*shooting star* "The More You Know..."

1 comment:

The Archer of the Forest said...

I have some relatives on my mother's side that have diabetes. You are right...even with proper self care, most people with diabetes will eventually die from complications when they get older and cannot exercise like they used to.