Thursday, February 12, 2015

Is socialized health care as bad as we're told?

In America, the popular opinion is that socializing health care ruins it.  The waiting lists!  The control out of our own hands!  The horror!

Well, as anyone with a chronic condition such as diabetes knows, the idea that we have control of our own health care in the U.S. is ludicrous.  Try to get an expensive procedure or treatment or piece of equipment and you'll see what I mean.

Anyway, my rants aside, check out this article about an American citizen who moved to the U.K., and what he has to say about Britain's socialized health care.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The question of an artificial pancreas

NPR ran a story the other day about advancements that are "inching us closer" to an artificial pancreas for diabetics.

Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Apparently this journalist hasn't been around long, because I've been seeing claims about this for probably the last eight years.