This Would Never Happen In THe US!!

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2012-08-01 05:15:45 -0500
Started 2012-04-24 21:09:52 -0500

Diabetes patients in Hungary are punished if their A1c'a are too high.

8 replies

nzingha 2012-04-30 16:45:25 -0500 Report

this is so scary news. yes stricter measures need to be put in place for people to understand the seriousness of the disease.. its all about education. they need to develop a strong campaign that educates people about the disease. maybe they can use some scare tactics.. that might help because sometimes we need to be jolted into reality.

Young1s 2012-04-30 19:37:20 -0500 Report

Yup! My husband told me that on Friday, he and his boss (whose diabetic) were talking about BG's, and how I'm usually upset when my numbers are in the 200's. Well, his boss let him see his numbers and my husband said that there were quite a few flirting in the 400-500 range and he seems to be fine with that. Huh!?! No way would I be settling for that being the normal for me, but it seems to be the case for this man. FYI: His boss was hospitalized last month for having a minor heart attack and with double pneumonia. Do we really need to put 2x2 together? So yes, I agree, some people need the kick in the butt.

mystikfairy61 2012-08-01 00:39:03 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed in April and I get upset when my BG numbers are in the 150's to 160's. Can't believe someone is OK with numbers like that!!

jayabee52 2012-05-01 03:11:04 -0500 Report

if he is not motivated by a hospitalization nothing, not even a gov't slap on the wrist will wake him up

Young1s 2012-04-26 20:07:47 -0500 Report

That is a scary, scary and sad article. I can't see this happening here any time soon but the potential for it is there. It seems to me like it's not an incentive to do better, but as punishment for not being able to comply to governmental standards. It takes some diabetics years to be able to see good A1c's on a regular basis. Plus, there are too many underlying circumstances to consider. I understand that there are those who need this kind of kick in the butt, but why punish the whole to for the in-actions of the few? As stated at the end of the article, they'll be CREATING life-threatening conditions instead of treating chronic ones.

draco59 2012-04-26 17:16:19 -0500 Report

That is wild Richard.
But I could see it happening here, especially with the medical reforms our goverments want to impose…

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red flower lady 2012-04-26 14:44:07 -0500 Report

You know, it might take a drastic step of some kind in order to get more diabetics as well as non-diabetics to take it seriously and start following the healthier eating, exercise, meds/no meds plan. Some people need to be pushed in order to get there. Insurance companies are already charging higher premiums for smokers, and trying to do so for people who are overweight. They offer discounts to those who join a stop smoking program as well as exercise programs. You do get discounts being a diabetic with some insurance companies, so it makes since that eventually they will zap us for being diabetic or non-diabetic if our health is too out of whack.

It is expensive to be a diabetic, can you imagine if they added penalties on top of it:(

jayabee52 2012-04-24 21:24:34 -0500 Report

Thanks Richard for posting this.

Talk about penny wise and pound foolish! Look for a wave of acute cases of diabetes mellitus (DM) in Hungary in the near future. Do we REALLY want to go the route of European socialized medicine? Just askin'!

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