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Isn't exactly your typical blog. In fact, it isn't a blog at all. It's the online version of an advice column that is also syndicated in real old-fashioned print newspapers. But the situation being described is one that is eerily familiar . . . .
USA today ran a story today (Monday, May 5) concerning the diabetes epidemic among the young. It's the same old same old: the growth rates of both T1 and T2 are through the roof, and obesity causes T2.
Too bad it doesn't cause T1, also; how convenient that would be for all the soi-disant "experts".
See the USA Today story here.
WARNING: This blog is rated "S" for heavy use of sarcasm and irony. This material may offend some readers. Parental discretion is strongly advised.
Here are the principal established facts about diabetes.
1. Diabetes is not the major public health issue that zealots would have us believe it is. Heart disease, kidney disease, and blindness are far more serious problems.
For the second time in less than a week, I must say goodbye to a friend.
Bob Dornhecker passed away suddenly Friday night. Bob was a husband, a parent, a respected member of the community, and a genuinely good man. And oh yes, one other thing: a Type 1 diabetic who lived a full, rich life and had a 75 year Joslin medal to prove it.
I met Bob through my wife, who volunteers several days a week at the local retirement village. (I wrote a blog about at the time. You can read it…Continue