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Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diabetic Dad on Wednesday. 45 Replies

I am hearing David Nathan, MD, Director of Diabetes Center, Massachusetts General Hospital say that:Type 1 is juvenile or childhood diabetes. Type 2 is adult onset diabetes.This was on PBS NewsHour…Continue

Tags: type1, type2, diabetes, MGH, Nathan

Can a bad dream increase BG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Ratrie May 11. 11 Replies

Just curious if anyone has ever noticed an elevation in BG after a "bad" dream? Some Type 1s, me for one, are prone to bad dreams. Last night, by chance, I awoke at 3:15 am and noticed my cgm was…Continue

Bedtime Snack?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tabacblond Apr 24. 5 Replies

I have seen many discussions about breakfast foods (helpful) but I need some snack suggestions. Yes, I know that I should not eat a bedtime snack. However, I have a lifetime habit that I prefer not…Continue

Tags: snack, bedtime

Socks w Ankle stretch

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Jan 2. 4 Replies

I have read several posts/threads on socks but.... I do not see any information about which brands have real stretch in the ankle area. All "normal" socks in department stores seem made for 5 inch…Continue


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Nell replied to Steve Mann's discussion 'Type 1 and Weight Loss'
"Good point, Mike. I do know I need to do that. Now, to actually do it.....?!"
Nell replied to Steve Mann's discussion 'Type 1 and Weight Loss'
"JohnG, I have just been researching stationary bikes. I know that our metabolisms are all different (plus I am female so different gender also) but I am curious how long you ride your stationary bike. I would not do outside biking, for my own good…"
Diabetic Dad replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"Correlation does not prove causation. The chicken/egg philosophy is especially relevant in today's medical realm."
Diabetic Dad replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"Add to the predicament that those watching PBS are generally considered to be those seeking a little more information than is on the broadcast news. I've known "older" people open and able to grasp new ideas, and I've seen…"
David (dns) replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"Sorry but these are not word games. We are talking about major life decisions being made on a basis of belief, not demonstrated cause and effect. And that analogy doesn't work. We can prove that being drunk makes you a dangerous driver. It…"
artwoman replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"Yes, more people with type 2 are overweight, but which came first being overweight or type 2. Current science is that type 2 is the reason behind the overweight issues. It's a chicken - egg situation. And to state - especially an MD that being…"
Sam replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"We're playing word games here now. A vastly higher percentage of overweight people are diagnosed with t2 diabetes than are healthy weight people. That is a fact, we all know it is so I'm not going to bother trying to prove it. Therefore…"
David (dns) replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"Since we're trying to be as precise as possible, "linked to" doesn't mean "caused by". What those studies show is that the two frequently coexist. They do not demonstrate causality. Assuming that one thing causes…"
artwoman replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"I wish he had emphasized the hereditary risk for type 2 more. I can imagine people who are slim, with pre-diabetes and/or type 2 being the ones that don't know they have diabetes. With an emphasis on the hereditary risk factor, hopefully people…"
Nyadach replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"But the numbers have been shown with the Harvard studies showing that 85% of Type 2 cases being directly linked to obesity, so what he did say was actually very accurate for the vast majority of cases. While not all yes, he was trying to do this all…"
David (dns) replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"From another TuD member: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence.""
BadMoonT2 replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"I dislike the term pre-diabetes mostly because it may encourage someone to not take it seriously. However, he makes the point that not everyone who is diagnosed with pre-diabetes gets diabetes, so perhaps it has some utility from that standpoint. I…"
David (dns) replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"Okay, I watched the interview carefully and in context and there is indeed much to criticize. First, he does not actually say that T1 only strikes children and T2 only strikes adults. What he does do is to use the old terms, "juvenile" and…"
artwoman replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"I went to the PBS site again and watched and saw that our Melitta has commented. I put in a plug for a more in depth program on risk factors (especially the hereditary one for type 2) and how people are Diagnosed. I reminded them that November is…"
Don replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"Surely Dr. Nathan knows better but is perhaps not so quick on his feet representing diabetes in a public forum. He could have said, "Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that can strike at any age." Factually true. If he had wanted…"
Tim replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"I saw the interview and I will give the doc a pass because the conversation driven by the interviewer, concentrated very much on T2. In the interview the doc makes an effort to mention T1 (maybe too briefly) although that was not what the…"

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At 3:54pm on July 19, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 3:30pm on July 12, 2014, Zenobia said…

Thanks for the welcome and for understanding. I had several doctor's appointments all at once last week where I was taught how to inject my insulin, given all kinds of magazines and flyers, and sent home. I looked at my big old bag of stuff and thought, "Wow, I began my week in one way and ended it this way" top it off, there is a glitch in my medicare so I spent a lot of time on the phone with them and my supplemental insurance folks. I was all talked out, unable to explain ( even to myself) how I was feeling and there was no one to talk with. My adult children have distanced themselves for reasons known only to them and they live right here in Minnesota! I do not mean to begin my time here with a lot of whining, but I have not had a good "whine" in a while. I am just happy to be here and be listened to as well as listening to others. I think I will just explore this site a bit today...again..thanks!

At 10:47pm on November 21, 2013, nel said…

Hi Nell , my almost namesake , congrats ...nice to read you are a featured member ...and I promise to get back to you upon my return from Toronto , CDA's NAGM ...Nel :)

At 6:27pm on November 20, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 3:32am on November 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Well well well!! Look at're a FEATURED MEMBER Nell!

At 8:29pm on July 13, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi sister. Thanks for the nice comment on my post.
I talked to the help line and they said it was an issue with, where I also post. I just cut and pasted the text over to my TD blog. And both were a solid mass.
Thanks for the advice. First MAC I've ever had and I love it. Wish I hadn't been so hesitant about spending the money years ago.
I just live 3 blocks from the Apple Store so the clerk got permission from his manager to carry it to my door. How absolute cool is that? I am very curious about the basic photo editing capabilities so have a lot to explore.
Have a good weekend.

At 7:42pm on November 11, 2011, Jay said…

Jason should know Megan D. After you get Megan, let her know you have FEP Blue and you have heard about their working with FEP Blue. The strange part of the Blue world is your claim will go through BS in Chino CA regardless of where you live. I am not sure about how DMS works but EP just over charged, had Dex drop ship and if there was a problem, it was call Dexcom anyway. Hope this helps.

At 7:54pm on January 1, 2011, Peggy Hall said…
Happy Birthday!!!!
At 9:10am on June 7, 2010, nel said…
We could call ourselves diabetes twins !?
I had a sense from reading your responses to discussions , that maybe you had been involved in the teachings of D....and you were able to diagnose yourself , probably avoiding a misdiagnosis ??
Walking the Rottweiler next ;-)
At 9:07pm on June 6, 2010, nel said…
Nell , your page shows diagnosed in spring 1982 were ahead of me, I think !
For me ...Jan 1983 and misdiagnosed ...we fixed this quickly March 1983 I started insulin shot daily



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