I’m a regular Fatosphere reader (I’ve commented on all of your blogs and/or corresponded by email before) and a budding FA activist. I’m about to do something new and scary in that realm, and I need all the help I can get.
I intend to meet with the Clinical Director of the family practice clinic at which I am a patient, to discuss the poor medical treatment I recently received. In this meeting, I am going to educate this director on how fat patients are being treated in her clinic, suggest changes to clinic policy as well as file a complaint against my personal physician.
What I need is ammunition for my cause. Specifically, any studies or articles on the following topics:
Falsely elevated blood pressure readings using too-small blood pressure cuffs
Consequences of lecturing/berating fat people by medical professionals (we just don’t go back)
Diet/weight loss failure and regain rates at 5-yr mark (it’s not because you “didn’t try hard enough”)
I have some articles of my own, but I can always use more. If you have links to articles in mainstream news or medical journals, would you forward them to me? Or – if appropriate – could you put out a request for whatever resources your readers might have? I know that there are medical/science people in the Fatosphere, but I don’t have the platform to reach them.
I’m currently waiting for the clinic director to return my call, which I imagine will happen later today or Monday. I further expect to be able to meet with her some time next week. So I’m in a bit of a rush.
Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.