Angela, here's the link, http://www.ss-times.com/?cat=5 a couple of letters down from the top.
but I copied the whole letter; it's short. The publisher doesn't get it, either, and mentions the correlation of obesity and several other diseases. He obviously doesn't understand that correlation isn't causality, either, and then praises his own organization for donating to the ADA.
Opening the diabetes discussion
Published July 22nd, 2011
By Roger Huntzinger
Last week’s column, written by Wendell Fowler, caused quite the uproar within diabetes circles. To those who were offended, we apologize. Wendell’s column reflects his own opinion and is intended to shed light on being healthy. He and several other writers who provide food for thought in this community newspaper each week have the right to express their own opinions. It appeared that several reader comments made last week about Wendell’s column were based on the misunderstanding that he was discussing Type 1 diabetes.
As you will note in today’s newspaper, Wendell clarifies for readers that his intention was only to discuss type 2. I am not, nor is any of the staff here, considered to be medical authority. However, we all understand that a correlation can easily be made between obesity and a sedentary life style, regarding several diseases, not just diabetes.
We should all be concerned about the growing rate of obesity in this country and especially here in Indiana.
In coming issues, we hope to address the very passionate interest in this disease by providing information and a forum for readers to respectfully discuss different opinions. Along with national organizations, local groups do their part, too, to support those who live with diabetes. For example, area Fraternal Order of Eagles raise funds for the American Diabetes Association and are to be commended for their efforts. Our only interest is with an informational dialog on this subject.