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BANGKOK 10 December 2018 16:18
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Type 2 diabetes health insurance

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fyi:  almost every T2D that undergoes a stomach reduction operation, is "cured" from the first week...

 

and it is not the operation... it is because they cannot eat anymore ...

 

they do something they never thought was possible in their life of overeating:  not eating for a week (as they will vomit like hell if they try)

 

but still, many people will never try fasting... prefer to get cut open / get most of your stomach reduced and are able to only eat an "egg seize" portion of food

 

and all the other problems (gallbladder stones, but we have an operation for that too, you don't need it, says the MD)  and vitamin & mineral deficiencies

 

fasting for 7 - 30 days would CURE diabetes but even skipping one meal in the T2D or average person seems soooooooooooooo impossible as they will starve to death & other excuses

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On 12/5/2018 at 3:44 AM, stevenl said:

Health insurance and life insurance are not the same.

Again they don't offer a health insurance

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18 hours ago, mrmicbkktxl said:

Again they don't offer a health insurance

Agreed, that is why I corrected the poster.

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On 12/3/2018 at 11:22 AM, Burma Bill said:

I have been living in Thailand for 18 years and I am an insulin dependent type 2 diabetic. I have NEVER been able to get medical insurance, even back in the UK, and it is not for the want of trying! However I do have a comprehensive accident policy with Bangkok Bank - no problems. Treatment for other medical conditions I have to fund myself. 

Hi all,

 

I am a type 2 diabetic and have been for 28 years. I have been insulin-dependent for most of those years but managed to reduce the dosage a little bit mainly with diet. I weighed 131 kilos (177 cm tall) and my doctor said if I get a gastric bypass the diabetes would be cured. Had the operation in 2009 and lost 45 kilos the following year. It did not cure the diabetes. Although today I weigh 67 kilos.

 

Gastric bypass operations cure some people who have had the “cultural” version of diabetes. i.e., onset by bad eating habits. Everyone is different. Both my parents had diabetes. But while heredity loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger.

 

The following year I found another doctor who put me on a vegan diet. He also claimed it would cure diabetes. 3 months after starting it, I passed out in a parking lot. I had a one-night’s stay in a hospital. I had not cut back on my insulin enough to meet the new diet’s regime. I continued the vegan diet for another year, but due to my small pouch, I could not get enough protein from most vegan food. But there were beans. While it is true that there is more protein in 100 calories of broccoli than there is in 100 calories of beef, I began to dislike beans so much that I eventually stopped eating them. I could not eat too much of anything else. Eventually, I developed edema in my legs and anemia from protein deficiency. I could barely walk then. I have had to wear compression socks for these past few years, but exercise moderately now and eating plenty of dense, animal protein.

 

I agree with the comments about pre-existing conditions and appreciate this gent’s comment, in my case-- to get personal accident insurance in lieu of renewing my policy next year. Thank you.

 

I hope this has been helpful.

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8 hours ago, stevenl said:

Yes, but KTB is Krung Thai Bank, not Kasikorn Bank.

Sorry, my mistake.

 

However it is interesting to note that some banks in Thailand offer health insurance at all.

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22 hours ago, moogradod said:

Sorry, my mistake.

 

However it is interesting to note that some banks in Thailand offer health insurance at all.

AFAIK as broker only.

 

Take into account that part of this health insurance policy is a compulsory life insurance. It is in itself not as pure health only cover.

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