Here's another study makes confusing assumptions and ends up blaming obese teenagers for their disease. Sigh, as if kids don't have enough to get beat up about.
I attached the article as a Word document. The original is here:
It's the SF Chronicle's take on an article in the New England Journal of Medicine: www.nejm.org
As I observed being in the Netherlands the past few weeks : ...kids /adults/ grandparents still use their bicycles and legs to move from place A to B ...It's about what one is used to.
Cosumne Jan - are you upset by the fact that they are poorly controlled with just pills and diet, or that the article suggests that they became T2 diabetic because of being obese?
That's a good question, Nicole. Had to think about it. I think what bothers me is yet another poorly constructed study that concludes the subjects failed. "Hey, we gave them pills and advice and they didn't get better, so they must not have followed it." What was the "advice"? Would the subjects have succeeded even if they'd followed it to the letter? Lots of adults don't succeed with their diabetes, or with obesity, because (in my mind) they don't understand how to deal with carbs. It's got to be even harder for kids. I'm imagining kids who either come from families where everyone is fighting obesity, or from families like mine where everyone ate twice as much as I did, got half as much exercise, but I was the only fat one. (I wasn't diabetic until I was 55 or so.) Maybe I'm taking the article too personally.
C J ...I am a person without " diabetes credits " ,but am living it for almost 30 years, I am a peron , who has lived for 70 plus years and I think with life experiences I say ...Mom and Dad ...where are you ??? ...I was not ever fat either, however am very insulin sensitive and I thank my parents for making sure : I walked to school , I attended gym classes, I attended bally classes , I wrote my bike , I used my legs...and I am a war babe , who went hungry !! ..and please don't take the web article too personally !!!
The article is about Type 2. Different set of issues than T1's deal with. Insulin resistance that leads to weight gain is terribly hard, not to mention all the finger pointing & shame too many of our T2 brothers & sisters have to endure.
If you are refering to my comments Gerri ...?? I am not shaming type 2's ...I am " shaming" the parents of these kids for the food choices , the life style choices, prior to being diagnosed with this or other diseases ...as still " young at heart " pointed out ...Go and visit the Netherlands and Hawaii as I very recently did and you will get the picture , I hope ....North American kids are NOT moving ...
Know you're not shaming T2s. Just saying that being a T1 is different & we don't have to deal with insulin resistance that results in weight gain. Been to Amsterdam & to Hawaii.
Thanks Gerri ...you must have seen the diff between the locations ...and some some type 1's do have insulin resistance ...I know some in real life !! ...well off to my usual eve. walk :)
You're right about some T1's having IR. Am in awe traveling through Europe how much thinner Europeans are. I grew up in NYC & walked everywhere. My high school was a 3/4 mile walk. No school bus & I only took the public bus when it raining or snowing. After school, I rode my bike, roller skated & played outside until dark. People often think that city kids don't get exercise. Suburban kids have to be driven everywhere.