should mammograms be a part of the routine diabetes management practices

diabetic journey
By diabetic journey Latest Reply 2010-01-31 06:53:03 -0600
Started 2010-01-28 20:48:36 -0600

Ladies please help me out with this question. Should mammograms be part of the routine diabetes management practices.

9 replies

donna13 2010-01-29 08:04:52 -0600 Report

Since I have more breast cancer in my family than diabetes, I make sure I have regular mammograms. The hospital sends me a reminder every year, which I think is great.

10fluffy35 2010-01-29 05:15:23 -0600 Report

I think this is important. Medicare pays the total
cost yearly. On the other hand they will only pay
for a pap test every second year. I would think
this is just as important as mammograms.

diabetic journey
diabetic journey 2010-01-29 09:09:17 -0600 Report

You can see that the team which was proposing the new guidelines is responsible for setting rules governing medicare so it might not be very surprising to hear that medicare will only cover mammograms after 50 as they recommended

Susie624 2010-01-28 21:35:17 -0600 Report

I cant say whether mammagrams should be part of routine diabetes management or not but take it from one who knows please have a yearly mammogram and maybe save yourself some grief.

cc9 2010-01-28 21:31:13 -0600 Report

i think it should be part of one's regular health practice. men also are at risk of developing breast cancers and like women need to check their breasts for lumps and changes. early detection is very important.

jayabee52 2010-01-29 02:28:48 -0600 Report

I have a male 1st cousin who had breast cancer. I haven't seen him in over 20 years, but I heard through my mom that he had it and had it taken care of. That's the first I had ever heard about guys getting Breast Cancer. I've seeh pictures of him, and he (is grossly obese. I remember the chances of guys getting BC are elevated when obese

diabetic journey
diabetic journey 2010-01-29 09:07:34 -0600 Report

I was at the ACS website while I was doing research for my post and when they give you numbers like 440 deaths due to breast cancer in men, it made me think about how many men actually have mammograms, and the stigma surrounded by it all much like diabetes

cc9 2010-01-31 06:53:03 -0600 Report

yeah,the stigma is there but i think public education to raise the awareness of breast cancer in men needs to be done and get men into doing same checks women have to do.