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GRRR! Good Morning America did it, too!!

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by tiffanie1717, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. tiffanie1717

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    GMA just had a segment on for diabetes and how it is totally preventable! Did you know that you can prevent diabetes just by exercising 30 minutes a day and eating the right foods? :(

    They never mentioned Type 1 or Type 2 EVER! They kept saying that kids are getting it so much more and that it is preventable!

    I'm off to their site now! This just perpetuates the idea that we did something wrong to have our kids end up with diabetes. So frustrating to me!
     
  2. lynn

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    I think I just caught the tail-end of it. She said that sugar substitute causes diabetes too. She said that we should all avoid sugar substitutes because even one serving a day will raise our chances of diabetes.

    Okay, does anybody know where this came from?
     
  3. MrsBadshoe

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    I was just coming to post this. I'm so mad. I"m off to write an email.
     
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    I just e-mailed! I told them to correct their incorrect information! Boy this ticks me off!! They make it seem like I'm obviously a bad mom because my DD isn't getting enough exercise or right foods! Tell me how a child that is 4 years old and is 31 lbs can get diabetes because she is overweight! This is the first time I am really mad about something like this! That was totally irresponsible journalism!
     
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    Dang! Kat got it when she was 3. How does a 3 yr old not exercise when all they do is run around? And back then we didnt eat or drink anything with a sugar substitute. I know, in her case it was genetic. But DANG.....its not right when 6 million people are lied to about diabetes onset. Oh, and "its all the same." Thats the worst part. What is the email address.
     
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    I commented at the article, and I sent a message to abc. I am really irritated about this! I usually am not this upset. I think it's because there is such a large audience. And, they are supposed to be journalists that present correct information. And, that was their medical person telling everyone that!

    I just can't stop being irritated!


    [deep breath] okay, I need to move on now....
     
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    I am tired of all the media not EDUCATING their viewers to which type it is. We know which type they are talking about, however some of the audience does not know.

    This is why most of us get. Wow your child is type 1 they aren't even fat.. That drives me INSANE.. And somethings we just can't let go. It seems every day on these boards someone is getting an idiot comment. Just like the Type 1 who was eating a candy bar and the person at the grocery store said HE CAN'T eat that.. I can't remember who the person that posted but this drives me crazy.....

    I also commented on there and to ABC to get their darn facts straight and they are to educate which type..

    Okay I am going to breath in and breath out now.. shewww.
     
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    HOW FRUSTRATING:mad::mad:
     
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    Yes, I saw it this morning and emailed them as well. It is upsetting to be told that it's preventable etc. etc. It's very annoying and misinforming the public.
     
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    I didn't see it, but thanks for the links.. I will read about it and email as well.. they DO have such a large audience, they should know better!
     
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    We've gotten retractions before. Hammer away at them, folks!

    Every time someone news organization does something like this I want to see it posted here, and see our little army try to show them the light.
     
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    I wrote them saying they need a segment on type 1 so they can correct the misinformation that just gave to millions of people!

    I hope that if they get a big enough response from us, they will do something
     
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    Shame on ABC, I saw the segment and was not happy. Even their usual MD Dr. Tim Johnson should be upset; he's been on before w/his wife that is T1. I'm emailing them.
     
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    Just received a call about how Hunter could prevent his diabetes!!! I did what GMA didn't do.....EDUCATE!!!! Stories like this get my BG boiling!!!!!
     
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    I just sent my email to them.. and I wasn't so nice about it:rolleyes:
     
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    Thee entire article did state that they were talking about type 2 diabetes. They made that very clear. So I guess I am not that upset by it.
     
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    The title of the article says type 2. Did it say this before?
     

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