Friday, October 16, 2009
Yes, you can research the internet to see what chance you have of passing diabetes on to your children.
But just remember....80% of all statistics are incorrect.....AND
those who conduct studies can make statistics say anything they want them too.
Trust me, I have an MBA degree.....and have used statistics to prove and disprove the very same point at work. It's really quite a fun thing to do!!!
Because of that, I don't read too much into any statistics I see. I look at what I live with. A man who's father and grandfather both have type 2 diabetes....who has a daughter who shows pre-diabetes symptoms. I'd say that's about a 100% chance in this family that you would get type 2 diabetes.
Plus, you have to consider that a non-compliant diabetic who is still in denial....is probably not going to agree to do a survey or be part of a study group. So the statistics would definitely be skewed.
Posted by Diabeteswife at 10:34 PM