This picture of an interview in the newspaper is getting shared on Social media. Someone has captioned text on this picture and it seems he has written a summary of the interview.
That caption states "US doctors admit that hba1c should be in between 7 to 8 is normal"
Because of that caption and a big headline about "Insulin scam" very few of us read the full interview and people who don't know about type 1 diabetes will think putting people on insulin is a big scam.
If we consider 250 Blood glucose is normal then almost half of the Diabetics are no more diabetic.
If you read the whole interview then you will understand that the news is about Type 2 Diabetics in India which are misdiagnosed and directly put on Insulin shots.
You can read the full article here:
Pushing diabetics to take insulin is a medical scam: Fiona Godlee
In this article nowhere mentioned that "250 sugar level is normal" or "hba1c should be in between 7 to 8 is normal". She is only talking about Type 2 Diabetics who have directly put on Insulin without making changes in lifestyle and misdiagnosed cases"
Hba1c test or glycated hemoglobin test which test shows the average level of glucose in your blood for the past 3 months.
The main reason for Type 2 Diabetes is a lifestyle. (let's keep family history aside)
Due to fewer activities, more junk food, more stress our chances of Type 2 diabetes increase. Type 2 Diabetes can be controlled by lifestyle changes and in some cases can be reversed (totally of medicine).
Type 1 Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn't produce Insulin. A hormone that is responsible for lowering your blood sugar.
For Type 1 Diabetic Insulin is a life-saving drug. Without insulin, they cannot live.
250 blood glucose is high. High blood sugar has various complications:
After reading the above image as a Diabetic if you keep your blood glucose around 250 then you are surely welcoming these complications in your life.
One more thing to prove a certain point about health usually, people say "Experts or doctors said XYZ" that not necessary that actually doctors say that. We come up with our misconceptions. In this case, "Now the US doctors admit that HbA1c should be in between 7 to 8 is normal!"
Please never follow or Implement anything which you have read on Facebook or in WhatsApp message.
Indeed, all information gets online is not false. You should verify with professionals before implementing anything. Specifically, if you have already diagnosed with medical conditions.
The second request is please share this article so that more people know about this fake photo. This image is spreading like crazy throughout the internet.
Actually, I was going to share this as WhatsApp message because it got lengthy therefore I have to put it as a blog post.
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