Re: Diabetes Checklist
- From: "Janet" <boxhill@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 20:22:18 -0500
usual scenario: Someone makes the comment that their doctor has them
on a statin. The interrogation begins: Why are you taking it? What are
your numbers? Have you seen Jennifer's advice? Here are a number of
other amateur blogs that discuss that very thing? The ADA recommends
statins and they are evil. Try eating low carb, it cures everything
from hangnails to halitosis. I was on a statin and I told my doctor I
don't need it. Have you seen this selective study that shows statins
will kill you? How about this one from a magazine called "Statins
Suck"? Do you know what Taubes says about statins? I'd never be on a
statin!!!! But...uh...oh yeah...YMMV. :)
Very amusing, but of course you have created a pastiche of advice and
questions put forth in response to queries about a variety of issues, not
just statin use.
Ironically, I'm sure you would strongly deny that Randy's constant
posting of studies in favor of high carb diets *implies* criticism
of low or controlled carb WOEs.
Constant posting? I see that he finds a few articles and studies that
run counter to the mobspeak in here. It is but a squeak in the
cacauphony of low carb dogma barked here.
And you proceed to do exactly as I predicted.
When a few of us have expressed personal frustration
at being told that eating a high carb diet is essential for health
although it is incompatible--for us--with good BG control, we have
been scolded and told that it's just impartial research and we are
at fault for taking it personally or thinking that Randy seems to
have an agenda.
The statement by some in here that doctors and the ADA tell people to
eat a high carb diet is, in a word, a lie. Repeated so often that it
is spun in hopes that it becomes a fact.
Well, the ADA seems to have backed off actually recommending a "high carb"
diet. But When I was first diagnosed, and appealed to a T2 friend for advice
during the 2-week hiatus before my doctor was available, she told me that
they had been advised to aim at about 45 gms of carb per meal. That,
combined with the outright assertion of most nutritional advisors to T2
diabetics that the BASIS of the diet ought to be complex carbs in the form
of whole grains, legumes, and vegetables--in other words, the food
pyramid--amounts to a recommendation for a high carb diet in my opinion. The
ADA's website certainly does not go that far, as I have noted before.
Judging by the response to your assertion, perhaps you should
consider the possibility that you are seeing criticism when it is
neither intended nor percieved by many, if not most, others.
Oh, so if enough people who believe the same thing speak against my
observations then I am wrong and they are right? Sorry, mob rule has
never equalled being right. Open the windows there are too many cats
stinking up the place. 8 - )
It's not a question of mob rule. It's a question of acknowledging that there
are viewpoints other than your own THAT HAVE VALIDITY. And moreover that
one's own reaction to a statement may not reflect the intent of the speaker,
OR the reaction of the majority of readers/auditors.
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