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Research on Fat Shaming

Started this discussion. Last reply by v/prediabetic Oct 13. 37 Replies

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v/prediabetic replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"i was overweight, not obese, and prediabetic. i went from 145 to 128 and my A1c went from 5.9 to 5.6. last year i was around 6 - 8 pounds heavier, but my A1c was better: 5.3, as i was eating higher fat, lower carb. 1. so losing weight doesn't…"
Oct 13
rick the "Blogabetic" replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"As I have recently pointed out in a blog, I am a 40 year Type 1 diabetic. I was also externally overweight and I had to lose 100+ pounds. Weight gain or loss is not an issue limited…"
Oct 6
Terry replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"This rationale makes a lot of sense. This is a fear that we all must address. And it never totally goes away."
Oct 5
mary replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"In the game, Boal says that the oppressor who was once oppressed soon learns that his role as oppressor is temporary; at any moment, he may become one of the oppressed once again. What I hear is the fear: fear of being victimized, of being lumped…"
Oct 5
dgzee replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"Agreed. From his wall, Alex comes off good natured and a person with sensible ideas. I hope he continues to participate here at Tudiabetes too. I continue to disagree with the simplicity of Alex's premises on Type 2 and obesity. I responded…"
Oct 5
Terry replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"That is an excellent video to raise in light of smartalex1972's misunderstanding of the facts. Peter Attia, already a doctor at the beginning of his career, comes to painfully appreciate the ignorance of his initial take on T2D. Right on point,…"
Oct 5
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"Without repeating what Marie and David have said I wish to address what Alex has said and explain why we at Tud do not support his statements. TuD exist so the no diabetic will feel alone, we include and embrace all PWD and know that blame and shame…"
Oct 5
Brian (bsc) replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"I would like to think an important goal of our community at TuDiabetes is bring everybody who has diabetes together to help dispel misconceptions. And before we can hope to deal with this in the media and in public, we have to deal with it in our…"
Oct 5
David (dns) replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"I am T2. I am not obese and never was. My BMI has been is in the low 20s and has been as far back as I can remember. Nonetheless, after 17 years of burning out my beta cells with sulfonylureas, my c-pep is now less than 0.3 and I am completely…"
Oct 5
Marie B replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"We have a Values Statement here, which I encourage you to read. quoting from part of it A note about the different types of diabetes: We believe that no one with diabetes is responsible for having this condition, and we do not support debates about…"
Oct 5
dgzee replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"This discussion centres around a scholarly research article indicating fat-shaming (regardless of the moral sensibilities) is a particularly ineffective tool for bringing about weight loss. I understand well the frustrations of Type 1 Diabetes. But…"
Oct 5
David (dns) replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"It also increases red cell count, strengthens the immune system, and a dozen or so other good things. It's a cliché, but . . . "if exercise were a pill you could take, it would be the most-prescribed medication in the world.""
Oct 5
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smartalex1972 replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"I never claimed to be perfect. I claimed to not be obese. I don't really see any difference between fat shaming and non acceptance of fatness. What's your point? "Fat acceptance" is an attempt by obese people to avoid taking…"
Oct 5
Judith in Portland replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"Smartalex1972.....Current research is finding that insulin resistance happens first and causes weight gain. Your lack of tolerance is an interesting take on a difficult condition. Fat people are usually kind of used to being harshly judged by…"
Oct 5
dgzee replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"@alex: Clap. Clap clap. Bravo bravo, Mr.PerfectExampleofaHumanBeing. Now please elaborate on the difference between fat-shaming and non-acceptance of fat?"
Oct 5

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Endo Appointment

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:53am 2 Comments

I just got back from my latest endo appointment and am amazed -- I'm already getting the results of the blood work, thanks to the group's new online health management tool. I'm liking this -- sort of!

The good news: I've lost 3 lbs since the last appointment. Definitely not complaining, since at my last appointment, my weight was 10 lbs higher than before! If I could lose another 6-8 lbs over the next 6 months, I'll be happy. Also, my bp was great, at 98/68. :D Certainly makes me…


"A Year Without Sugar" -- HUH?

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 10:02am 5 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me how frankly....ill-informed (uninformed? gullible? stupid?) people are. One of my family members liked a page entitled "A Year of No Sugar", which is a recently-published book by the same name, documenting a family's year during which the mother attempted to cut out sugar from her family's diet. It's not an easy task, considering the number of hidden sugar sources in our diets. Intrigued, I clicked on the site, went to the…


Kitty Update

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 6:19pm 3 Comments

It's been more than two weeks since Fishtail and Rusty Rose came home with us. In that time, Fishy has been allowed free access to the entire house, has had his sleeping quarters moved from a little bedroom to the laundry room, to the upper level of the house -- or wherever he wants to sleep. He developed a kitty cold, which I had to treat with an antibiotic/antiviral cocktail that I had to give him through an oral syringe (0.6cc/day for 7 days -- ARGH!). He met my brothers, sister-in-law,…


What I've Been Doing

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 5:48pm 17 Comments

If you check out my photos, you'll see a couple of them include a very special cat, Samantha. She was a fantastic companion, a cat who was a hero, who acted like a mother cat to her humans, but who never forgot to play. She died of kidney failure a few years ago, and we've been without a cat since. Over the past few months, we've been considering getting another cat, and over the past few weeks, we decided to fill that empty space and we started seriously looking through the shelter listings…


Saturday Breakfast: Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 4:05pm 8 Comments

After a diabetes diagnosis, breakfast can become a frustrating affair. Following the Atkins plan? Plan on giving up your cereal, toast, muffins, most fruits, and even your coffee. Following a low-fat plan? Well, again, plan on giving up most breakfast fare. After my diagnosis, I insisted on a very low-fat meal plan, one which had 20% calories or less per day from fat. So breakfast was often dry toast or bland cereal. BORING. How many times can you eat the same puffed rice cereal before you…


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At 9:10am on January 29, 2014, James122501 said…
Congrats on being this weeks featured member!

PS You've had type 1 diabetes since I was 15 days old... Congrats on living with this disease for almost 21 years!
At 4:25am on January 28, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my super cool friend.


At 7:15pm on January 27, 2014, Linda G said…

♥ BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Angela ♥

At 5:35pm on January 27, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

AngelaC congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:12pm on December 26, 2013, AngelaC said…

Thank you, Linda! Hope your Christmas was wonderful and full of light. I got a new computer for Christmas and once it's "fully operational", I hope to be around more frequently!

At 9:47pm on December 25, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 8:40pm on December 25, 2012, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

At 12:17pm on December 25, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you,
child of Christmas ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 7:09am on December 25, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday ad Happy Holidays,Angela. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 3:56am on December 25, 2011, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Angela!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.




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