did anyone see last nights army wives? TV show on Lifetime

By Sarguillo Latest Reply 2011-04-07 12:09:09 -0500
Started 2009-08-24 17:08:59 -0500

This is not an endousement.
But one of the main caracters was diagnosed last night with Type 2 diabetes.
At first she was in disbelief,
Kinds like me when I was told.
Then doctor asked if she had anyone in the family and she replied that her grandmother had it, but that her grandmother was overweight and she couldnt have it becasue she took good care of herself, exersised, ate right, did all the right things.
Doctor explained that you can do all the right things and still get diabetes.
It was so main streamed that I was glad that this episode aired.
I cant wait till what they show next week.
They made this a prominate part of last nights episode.
If you want to watch this episode, you can go to the website for Lifetime network and get it via streamming.
Let me know what your thoughts are.
I am glad they are bring this to the forefront like this.

7 replies

Jipwhip 2009-08-28 12:49:21 -0500 Report

I liked the way they handled it. Hopefully someone will see it and ask the right questions and go get checked out. This show is well worth watching.

Crashnot 2009-08-24 19:15:03 -0500 Report

It is an epidemic in first world countries, for many good reasons. Doubt people will do any research on it for the show (did not watch), but maybe it will make a few people stop at those screening labs they have for the public now and then to get a test?

pkwillhoite 2011-04-07 12:09:09 -0500 Report

That is how I found out. My husband worked for a radio station and part of the income they got was to give information to the community. They did a health fair and I went to get tested just for the heck of it and the nurse said I was definetly diabetic. My test was 365 and I told her do it agoin because she said the number of days in the year… She said make an appointment for the dr asap… So that was 7 years ago. I have a lot lower numbers now… Thanks to meds and taking better care. I was in denial for the whole time except the last 3 months. Thanks..

Sarguillo 2009-08-24 18:00:15 -0500 Report

Oh, they also touched on testing, They talked about A1C and other testing to find out if somone has diabetes.
What I also liked is they asked her if she was getting tired, urinating alot. Stuff like that. If it makes one person go get tested, I feel it was a sucess of an episode. If nothing else, it might plant a few seeds in a few peoples minds. To be used later. Hopfully.