Monthly Archives: April 2019

Diabetes and what we CAN do…


1.) Eat healthily and cut portions in half, we all eat to much, yes that includes YOU

2.) exercise at least 3 x a week – you will benefit mentally and physically and here is a money back guarantee – if you do this and you do not benefit email me and i will pay you – drleethegp@gmail.com (must include concrete proof of exercise 30min 3x a week)3.) Cut out simple carbs – gone done and dusted (like most of the game of thrones characters -assassinate them)

4.) have your sugar checked every now and then

5.) Don’t assume that overweight people have diabetes and vice verse and don’t criticise you never know people’s situation.

No sign of the log curve relenting, so think on this : if you continue as you currently are you are at risk, eat better, exercise and test your sugars randomly throughout your life and YOU have a chance of defying the log curve, else don’t say I didn’t warn you ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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The battles we face daily …diabetes and the funders :) yeeha!


So we all know we are currently experiencing an epidemic that is about to “tidal wave” africa in terms of diabetes. And we know that world wide despite logarythmic increases over at least the last 10 years there is no stopping the tide. We love food and no exercise too much.

So we also know that the more this happens the less health wealth and happiness for society and the more sick folk get the more it costs the medical aids – so then with tears in my eyes and a brain between my ears why is it that we have a daily fight with funders to do what is right for patients and saves them hugely downstream costs ?????

To me it’s a no-brainer. I dont know.

I have been accused of being a dilly woman and yes I am a woman doctor – that does not bode well to start in the patriachy. And yes my dress sense is a bit quirky. And yes my mouth she speaks way too easily for the patriachy once again. BUT, really all I want is the best for my patients short term, long term, longevity with quality wise which adds up to a societal knock on downstream. So whilst quirky all I am actually fighting for is the greater good ????

The funders and generally brushed with a giant sweep of a brush at large seem to slowly be waking up to the multiple facts staring them down like a gun barrel as this is a very large challenge to them to. How does one solve these dilemmas as still stay top 5 profitable in south africa ??;) ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ah em …

Just saying, there are better ways to tackle this tsunami…

I met an amazing academic yet pracitical medical advisor the other day, and my suggestion is that other medical aids follow suite – yes have your acturial scientists who make you the top JSE company when a med aid is supposed to be a med aid not a top achiever, but combine it with some sense so that you can stay there cos right now your tactic aint going to work for you on the long game.

 

Philosophy on a wednesday …


It’s wednesday, the middle of the week. This week it feels like it could be friday already in terms of the meters of steps taken and strides and tides and rolling blackout brain (personally).

I think you know what I mean, we all have those weeks where the challenges mount and seem insurmountable.

Life, what is it? ย we are born, we live and poof we die.

I sure do hope that it might make sense in the ether up there one day because down here in the hum drum mill it is a fascinating concept to contemplate meaning.

Emotion is a given to human “ness” and yet to some it is almost a negligible blip on the radar. The spectrum as such of emotion is large. Some humans have it in chunks (like me) and some have just the babiest dose of it. And yet it seems to inch it’s way into the puzzle that is life and sometimes do more harm than good.

For someone (like me) who wears their veritable heart on their sleeve this life can be intensely hard. Overwhelming. Can lead to a sense of drowning.

It also is one of those things that you can’t really control the button on (like volume which you can control). It just bears it’s own innate pulse onto one. The highs and lows rumble tumble and exhaust. Each day churning up some new emotions and some old. Each day like crashing sets of waves pummel.

For some the line is still, static, blip “less”.

Figuring each other out in this life is a conundrum.

Blip

chip on shoulder with a grip

emotion, sea ocean, full

ongoing tides that one can’t always ride

or hide

from

spirals and pulses

round and linear

grip and go, wing and toe

longing for a still breeze, a flat dam, a peace, a knowing and less churning/burning

but without emotion where would we be?

ballet emotion.jpg

The highs the lows the heels the toes.:)