Dr. Oz brought a 12 year old boy onto his show named Tiger who weighs 222 pounds, while everyone else his age weighs under 100 pounds. Brian (Tiger’s father) and Marsha (Tiger’s mother) are worried that Tiger is headed down the same dangerous path as his father. Brian recently had his 5th stint put into his heart and has had lots of heart problems. Marsha feels like the drill sergeant at home, because it is hard to be the bad guy and keep everyone in line. But Tiger says that he really needs his parents help to get healthy, because he cannot do it without them.
Tiger said that kids make fun of him and tease him, but he luckily has lots of good friends who stick by his side. Recently, Tiger’s parents pulled him out of school. Tiger is sad, emotional and discouraged… but Brian said that Tiger has never failed at anything and he could even be the mayor of the town with how much everyone loves him. Tiger’s biggest hope for when he goes back to school is that all of the kids who tease him would treat him the same as the other kids. Tiger knows that he isn’t the only child struggling with weight, so he hopes during his journey that he can inspire a bunch of kids.
Brian & Tiger’s Truth Tube Results:
Brian weighs 293 pounds, has a 52.5″ waist, his a1c level (which says how much sugar is stuck to your red blood cells) is 9 (and a1c levels should be under 6), and Brian’s blood glucose level is 170.