From Kaiser Permanent Thrive’s Facebook page.
Funny. I have been prescribed, “eat less and exercise more,” when I’ve gone in for a respiratory infection, exercise injury, female troubles, etc. First they tell me how bad high blood pressure is, before seeing that I don’t have it. Then they lecture me about my impending diabetes, also absent any indication of the disease. I got so tired of being diagnosed on the scale that I left Kaiser.
There’s no excuse for using weight as a proxy for health. But as I wrote in my post, Unnatural Allies —, the fact that groups that traditionally are on the “FAT=BAD” bandwagon are telling Strong4Life they’ve crossed the line is a powerful message that they will not hear from Fat Activists with the same intensity.
Thank you for that phrase “Being diagnosed on the scale”. That says it all, doesn’t it?
I will be ‘stealing’ that phrase (if that’s OK with you) the next time I run into ER doctors or others who insist on dismissing my pains and problems without investigation, all because I’m fat…
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