By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
The Department of Veterans Affairs, in order to comply with GOP cutbacks, has tightened up on many things, most of all diabetic testing supplies and, to be truthful, has lowered the standard of care to abysmal levels for this and other health challenges common to veterans.
One of the hardest thing for vets diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, common to Vietnam veterans as it is one of the confirmed AO/Dioxin syndromes, is getting control of diet and blood sugar. To do this requires up to 4 glucose tests per day, balancing insulin levels with medications and carbohydrate intake in order to avoid peaks.
These peaks cause blindness, amputations, things like that, things that the veteran community is used to as vets are, to be truthful, abysmal patients for a variety of reasons. One of the reasons is that they are treated like dogs by the VA in many cases.
The advertisement above is from www.aliexpress.com, a highly reputable source for buying from China direct. The price seen above, and there are dozens of options here, is about 10% of the typical US cost. Delivery time is around 40 days.
The VA rations diabetic testing supplies based on a standard of care that has led to abysmal patient outcomes, record levels of amputations and deaths. Vets are hard to deal with and the VA has billions to spend, which is money they put into huge buildings, huge executive bonuses, lots of high cost travel to exotic locals for those needed meetings.
The VA is wasteful, and of course it is the most corrupt organization within the federal system, and that is saying a lot but it can be beaten. What are we saying here, that vets should buy their own supplies from China?
What we are going to do, if there is interest, is begin a discussion group on diabetic treatments and outcomes. Most of what is online is totally inaccurate, most of the rumors are insane and no one is to be believed.
If you are a vet and have been told to go to a drug store or supermarket to pay $100 plus for what can be bought by mail for $10, you have an option. Now as for why you need this and how you can gain control of your health and disappoint Washington, where your death is all they seem to want, is another story.
It is worth getting healthy and staying alive just to make the Department of Veterans Affairs fail in their efforts.