Dr Phil is a diabetic..

By BreC Latest Reply 2015-02-05 19:35:11 -0600
Started 2015-02-04 12:50:08 -0600

I am watching The Chew and Dr Phil McGraw is the guest today. He just said that he is a diabetic. I didn't catch what type he is.

16 replies

jayabee52 2015-02-05 02:16:50 -0600 Report

Howdy Bre
There are a lot of folks today who have diabetes, they are just not vocal about it. I did an informal fact gathering at one of my church's lenten soup suppers. About half of the folks there have diabetes. Though most of them are older folks.


valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-04 18:53:29 -0600 Report

Hi BreC
and so…other than he would make a great spokesman for diabetes
and so…VL

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-05 05:24:19 -0600 Report

Hi both James and Brec
I was fully awake…what I meant was so what..yes he would make a wonderful spokesman but that's all. Just because he's. a star doesn't't make him anymore special than than either one of you that speak out and
carry diabetes. Your both more important to me than he is. That's what I meant. The difference between us and him is he will probably have a chef cook for him. Your important too. Hugs and love, Vl

BreC 2015-02-05 07:49:07 -0600 Report

I watch his show and take everything he says with a bit of skepticism but he does make some good points. I applaud his wife Robin for creating the "When Georgia Smiles" program for those who suffer from abuse. Dr Phil has a large fanbase and as such he could help a lot of people.

jayabee52 2015-02-05 02:19:12 -0600 Report

You lost me too sweetie. can't determine what you mean. Perhaps you can come back and edit it when you are more awake.

Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-04 18:13:47 -0600 Report

I found out today that I am not a type 2 but type 1.5 LADA. I hadn't ever heard of that before. So I guess it's safe to say I'm type 1. Not sure what this change will mean to my health and the treatment.

lilleyheidi 2015-02-05 02:16:57 -0600 Report

there is definitely a type 1.5 LADA, ask your doctor to explain more about it. There is a lot of information online and here in DC about it. It is more similar to type one than type two, but not the same. I don't know the particulars. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Coopie19 2015-02-04 16:18:53 -0600 Report

Type 2 he was on Letterman last night and mentioned it.

BreC 2015-02-04 16:31:34 -0600 Report

He would be a really good spokesperson if he would talk about it more. BTW, I just watch The Chew because it is on before my soap General Hospital.

haoleboy 2015-02-04 16:54:47 -0600 Report

if we are voting … Halle Berry would be my choice … and she really doesn't even need to say a thing ;)

GabbyPA 2015-02-05 19:35:11 -0600 Report

Hmmm, nope, she doesn't have to say anything. She does a lot of work though for the cause. She's one of the most upfront about it in the Hollywood scene. Nice to know your nice girl is a good girl. LOL