No one chooses diabetes.

Luis65
By Luis65 Latest Reply 2017-05-21 06:17:12 -0500
Started 2017-05-14 22:25:17 -0500

"On behalf of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is extremely disappointed by the misinformed statement of Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as reported by the Washington Examiner. Mr. Mulvaney's comments perpetuate the stigma that one chooses to have diabetes based on his/her lifestyle. We are also deeply troubled by his assertion that access to health care should be rationed or denied to anyone.

All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause. People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Nobody should be denied coverage or charged more based on their health status.

We are saddened by Mr. Mulvaney's comments, and we look forward to working closely with the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services to dispel the erroneous stigma around diabetes and the millions of Americans living with this disease."
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7 replies

Mcamk
Mcamk 2017-05-16 20:48:37 -0500 Report

Disgusting, ill informed, unprepared man. Is it true that most people
Think that? If so, where is the ADA in it's Non efforts To educate the public? They are failing miserably.

Mcamk
Mcamk 2017-05-16 20:47:44 -0500 Report

Disgusting, ill informed, unprepared man. Is it true that most people
Think that? If so, where is the ADA in it's Non efforts To educate the public? They are failing miserably.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2017-05-15 15:53:59 -0500 Report

Yeah, when I first read this the other day I thought surely it was "fake" news....not so, sadly. It takes just one comment like that to set back our progress but at the same time, it takes one statement like that to get a little fire going in our hearts as well. Like Haoleboy said....it is up to us to educate.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2017-05-14 22:44:31 -0500 Report

This statement, attitude refects the view of most US citizens​ regardless of party affiliation. Just a reminder that we, the diabetic community, must continue to educate the public as to the true nature of our disease

WASHED OUT
WASHED OUT 2017-05-14 22:37:08 -0500 Report

I know exactly where you are heading in this discussion and I agree with you we should all be angered at what we have been hearing from basically 1 party. Their ignorance and greed has no bounds, even science and medical evidence are pushed aside by political choices. All I can say to this is I will go down fighting their agenda in every way possible that is in my control, even to the point of placing someone else in their political seats. Remember these things and everyone go vote your choice in the coming elections.

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