Re: For and against?
- From: Wildbilly <wldbilly@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 09:15:23 -0800
In article <hj1e7m$rm7$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Julie Bove" <juliebove@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Helen Back" <SiriusC-63@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
And so continues the "great divide". People here with the same
condition. People here to share, confide, assist, learn. But with
differing opinions on the do's and dont's - and with those
differences, comes division.
Why do we choose to get aggressive and alienate each other with our
There are those who believe that certain aspects of a diet that
differs from that of *professional* advice is dangerous to the health
of those choosing not to follow official guidelines. Doesnt that show
an element of caring and fear for others health??
And those that continue to poo-poo the official guidelines - are they
not proof enough that their decision is working for them?
If the primary aspect of diabetes is to keep blood glucose levels down
to a certain and consistent level and a balanced diet, albeit starchy
carbs or not, is maintaining this aspect - are we wrong? Like, is it
wrong for someone to find those *taboo* foods working for them?
If this is about Type I vs Type II - why? We are different in how our
diabetes affects our bodies (what we lack and how we replenish) but
why should these difference divide us?
We are all here for the same reason - common ground in sharing the
same condition. And if our conditions are kept in control by our
chosen dietary requirements, why are we divided when we should be
congratulating and praising for the endeavours, the courage, the work
involved in keeping ourselves from the evils of complications?
Some here are very angry and frustrated that others dont follow
official guidelines - but if the blood glucose levels are healthy, why
should there be a bone of contention?
And if those who do follow official guidelines are having consistently
healthy blood glucose levels, why should there be a bone of
We beg to differ - but if its working to maintain our health - what is
The problem is some people want everyone to do things their way. If people
don't do that, they consider them to be wrong.
Another problem is sweeping generalizations.
Still another problem is that even though there are over 300 variations of
diabetes, we all seem to get lumped together as either type 1 or type 2.
I don't care what the ADA says. I really don't. Why should I? They're not
in charge of my diabetes or me! I don't really care where they get their
money or what they do with it. I can't personally see how they help me in
any way shape or form. Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see it.
Currently, nothing is working for me all of the time. What is clear is that
I have differing stress levels in my life right now. Reasons I'd prefer not
to get into here, but... My Endo. says we are going to have to come up with
a plan for when those stress levels are high. I don't know what it entails.
I am still awaiting some test results and have still to do one more test.
Mother nature wasn't cooperating with me so I have to wait to do it.
One thing that is clear to me is that there are few people who come to this
newsgroup any more. We should all try to get along.
As Lenny Bruce once observed,"What should be, isn't what is." There
always have been trolls, and there always will be trolls, internet or
Being a Newbie on the block, I am still somewhat daunted by the
complexities and implications (Metabolic Syndrome) of diabetes, and I am
very grateful to those who post with citations (especially from the
likes of MedLine or PubMed), even when it seems as though I am looking
through a glass darkly, trying to understand what I am reading. It may
be this complexity that keeps some readers of this group from posting,
and being counted.
That said, this group has become my most important point of access to
information that would have otherwise passed me by, whether it be Gary
Taubes and "Good Calorie, Bad Calorie", or "Sugar: The Bitter Truth", by
Robert H. Lustig (wow) <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM>.
How to balance the efficient transfer of information between the
cognoscenti here, and the building of bridges to newbies and lurkers, I
don't know, but an effort must be made by both groups to not lose
contact with the other. Barriers to information isn't in the group's
interest, even if that implies redundancy.
TII (11 years)
³When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.²
-Archbishop Helder Camara
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