Statistically Speaking 2...Did You Know?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-02-28 14:34:06 -0600
Started 2012-02-21 12:45:29 -0600

Here is another interesting bit of news!

Did you know that the wealthy live longer than those that are not on their financial level?
Some of the reasons are obvious (more money, better care), and others are not.

"Another possibility is that people with higher levels of education are more likely to maintain their health, have better access to healthcare, and follow doctors' directions when it comes to taking pills or other instructions."

What is your opinion on this subject?


10 replies

MrsCDogg 2012-02-28 10:39:18 -0600 Report

I think that it has to do with stress. If a person is constantly worrying about whether or not they will have the money to pay the rent, buy groceries, buy medacine or buy gas to go to work that causes a huge amount of stress. Stress makes us sick. I believe that it is far worse than we really know. Plus wealthy people are able to buy better quality food. Poor folks have to buy only what they can afford.

Bamberg 2012-02-22 22:49:48 -0600 Report

In reply to Mays, there is an established link between Agent Orange and type 2 diabetes. Any Vietnam vet with type 2 diabetes should apply to the VA for compensation.

Bamberg 2012-02-22 00:57:24 -0600 Report

I want to point out that if you are a veteran in reduced financial circumstances the VA will provide you with health care. Your condition does not have to be service connected. They are very good with diabetes.

MAYS 2012-02-22 17:42:48 -0600 Report

Thanks for the comment, hopefully this can help someone who can benefit from it.
Have you ever thought about starting a discussion that would be beneficial to those diabetics who may have military service or government service backgrounds?
Just a thought…


jayabee52 2012-02-21 14:24:04 -0600 Report

In my case I have a masters degree but it only equipped me to work in a profession where the pay was low. And since I was not really cut out to do that work, I went to another low paying job, that of a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Because I didn't have the financial resourses when first Diagnosed (Dx'd) I didn't take proper care of my diabetes either before or after my Dx.

So in my case, your "another possibility" not workable for me. I believe that it is the more money = better care equasion is more like it. JMHO.

MAYS 2012-02-22 17:39:25 -0600 Report

James, your "JMHO" is always welcomed, as well as any other input that you share with me\us!
I do not fully agree with this study although some of it does raise an eyebrow.
I believe that education (of the ailment) will allow the individual to make better decisions as long as the pros aawnd cons are not watered down when they are presented to the individual, I have found that as long as the graphics are shown along with the verbal presentation the patient responds completely different than if it is not!
"Show and Tell" has it's good points, an image burned into the mind does much more good than the words that can be easily forgotten.


jayabee52 2012-02-23 14:34:42 -0600 Report

That depends on what one's personal learningstyle happens to be. With some it can be learned better by hearing, others can learn better by seeing, and then there is a 3rd kind where those who learn better by doing (tactile learners) Me? I find I learn much better by reading something than by watching a video. It stays with me better. We all gravitate to that which suits our learning style better. It is not important that we could tell others which learning style is best for "me" individually, but it is instructive to know and useful to communicate it so someone like our Dr as s/he shares test results with us.