Monday, August 11, 2008

Insurance driven medical care....

A blood sugar reading of 80-120 used to be normal...."they" have lowered it to 70 - 90 being normal -- as "they" have lowered "normal" blood pressure to 120/80 instead of 140/90 that I learned was normal....AND cholesterol which used to be okay at 200 now must be 180 or so... and WHY? So "they" can pump you full of medicines to bring the numbers lower. DAMNATION.

Not only that, but our insurance company now wants us to have all generic drugs. If you can't get a generic "they" want the doctor to prescribe something else.......isn't this just great? Insurance driven medical care....could "they" be "they" ? ? ?


At August 19, 2008 7:49 PM, Blogger fullmoonwatcher said...

Blood sugar values as I was taught and as they were asked on the State Board exam for Registered Nurses are 70 to 110; blood pressure of 140/90 is considered to be borderline hypertensive. 120/70 is actually a good pressure to have.
I have seen different values over the years depending on the publisher/hospital/researcher. This can become very confusing for the public especially how complicated medical information can be. I agree that a standard measurement should be adhered to.

At October 29, 2008 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually the numbers you quoted for diabetes is too low...ideally it should be between 80 and 110...70 is WAY too low...that would be considered HYPOglycemic by most doctors. I would probably pass out at 70...I get light headed and feeling pretty bad when I occasionally get down to 75!


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