Monday, February 22, 2016
Gotta struggle with something....
I'm sorry that this woman is suffering with diabetes- I have family members who manage theirs and I know it's an expensive pain in the butt. But looking at her life, I can see that there are other things she could easily be suffering from, including
1. Badly burned irises caused by living in a blindingly white world. What the hell is going on here? I know that in commercials everyone lives in houses with snow-white interiors (I think it has to do with making things easier on the camera crew and creating a distraction-free environment) but man what I would give to see a crumpled newspaper or dirty coffee cup SOMEWHERE in this ad. And before she gets inside, she walks through a world that is every bit as bizarrely white and perfect on the street as in her living room. This woman's world is disgustingly clean and glowing right down to her freaking dog.
2. Deep confusion caused by the flood of confusing disclaimers concerning possible side effects. I think I know what a "site reaction" is. Do I not know what any of this stuff means because I don't have diabetes? What the hell are TZDs, for example?
3. Deep confusion caused by the usual "don't do this without asking your doctor" stuff. Isn't this medication available only through prescriptions? Doesn't that kind of imply a conversation between patient and doctor which covers these warnings? Who the hell would mix this medication with other insulins? Diluting it I totally understand- watering down prescription liquids and chopping up pills are just fringe benefits of our wonderful for-profit health care system. But "Mixing it with other insulins?" What the hell is that?