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Ethical Issue - Discussion of Obese Nurses, Physicians and Patients

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Having done vast amounts of research, weight loss is a medical fraud. Per the website of the Cleveland Clinic, the cause of diabetes is not known. Why do people promote weight loss? It is very simple, to make massive amounts of money or profit. Look at the small print in the vast majority of weight loss commericals, the average weight loss is only 3-6 pounds. According to Senior Endocrinologists at George Washington University Hospital, most individuals become diabetics after the age of fifty, because the system stops producing insulin. In fact, many people who have weight loss surgery have serious health issues after the surgery. Moreover, the average American sugar score has not changed in thirty years. What has changed is that the medical establishment keeps pushing down the sugar score to meet the new and decreasing sugar levels. Today, many in the the medical establishment want to push cholesterol medicine on children as young as two years old. The drug industry spends $20 billion per year to influence the medical field in the writing of prescriptions. Yes, I know all about the free food, pens, and God knows what else, many in my family work in the Nursing field. The drug industry is not spending that type of money because they are nice people, they spend it because it works in their favor. The money for those free lunches and trips are coming from people who are seeing ever decreasing paychecks because of excessive health care costs. No, I am not for single payer medicine, wrong. In a true free market system, consumers would control costs, the 3rd party payer system that we currently have, Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, etc. costs are out of control because there is not a relationship between consumer and cost, in addition to close to 2,000 state regulations and mandates driving insurance costs thru the roof. President Obama has proposed close to $1.5 trillion dollars in new taxes and fees. Can we afford anymore taxes? Illegal aliens will NOT be required to show proof of citizenship to receive health care services, the Democrats voted down any requirement for proof of citizenship, read the Hellner amendment. This level of federal spending is unsustainable.

You need to start another post re: that mess..!!!!! :no:

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Does this guy look overweight to you, the BMI index claims that he is fat.

I did a BMI that said I was 33 lbs over weight and I might be 5 to 10 at the most if I get rid of all my body fat.

Hate that BMI.

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Having done vast amounts of research, weight loss is a medical fraud. Per the website of the Cleveland Clinic, the cause of diabetes is not known. Why do people promote weight loss?

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I 100% agree that weight loss is a billion dollar industry with a lot of people out just to make a buck. However, the medical establishment has long proved a strong connection between obesity and the onset of adult diabetes and to discount this as a medical fraud only to make a buck is irresponsible....in my opinion.

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Eating more is ok you just need to eat about 9 times a day. Its seems counter intuitive but it works---trust me----for just about anyone who trys it--obviously depending on specific metabolic issues--endocrine issues--but even then it will generally work pretty well---try it--

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Ok, I am sure I am going to get flamed here; but I will take that chance....

I weighed the most I ever weighed when I was in nursing school...gained it all in nursing school too (granted it was only about 8lbs but with a petite 5'1.5" frame it felt like a lot). I read threads on here about nurses blaming being overweight on their job...no time to exercise, eating poorly, ect...but I have LOST all my weight since nursing school! At work I am always running my ARSE off, am always feeling hungry because of it, but don't hardly have time to eat. The only weight I might be keeping on is my fat swollen throbbing feet at the end of my shift...I am just weird?

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Your day will probably come, sometime, in the future, near or distant.

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Wait for the 30 year mark and your metabolism to take a nose dive. Pair that with an stressful job and you have a recipe for an expanding butt. Really finding time to exercise and eat right is a huge challenge for me at this time between a full time job, two children and all of their activities, housework, ect. Most days I am lucky to get 6 hours of sleep at night (let alone 8) due to all of the demands made on me and my time.

Maybe one day I will have time to go to the gym again, but until then I will have to remain fat and sassy.

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good that you can be one of those people but for those of us who have a weight problem anyways the stress of nursing alone is enough to make anyone hold their weight on. i gained 80 pounds since finishing nursing school but that could have happened anyways.

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Well I congratulate you!

Now...realize that just like in nursing, it takes all kinds...soome of us are thin, some are fat, some are tall, some short, we come in all shapes, sizes, colors and genders.

Room for all of us!

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If all you gained was 8 lbs. why would you even make this post? you dont have wt. issues alot of us do. when you are 50, 60 or more lbs. over wieght and then loose it while taking care of a family and a job then come back and tell us all about it. Leo2

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