Re: Are Carbs the Enemy? ADA Diabetes Forecast weighs in
- From: Kurt <kurtwheeling1965@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 09:24:02 -0800 (PST)
On Mar 3, 5:30 am, "Janet" <boxh...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mar 2, 10:07 pm, "Janet" <boxh...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I pity anyone under the care of this woman:
Because she makes ridiculous statements about "deserving" to eat certain
things. "Deserve" is a meaningless concept here, and plays upon a sense of
victomhood and entitlement. All this idea of "I deserve to be able to eat
healthfully" translates to in practice according to what she says is "I
ought to be able to eat lots of healthy whole grains and fruit and still
keep my BG down, and if I can't I'll take an insulin-boosting drug to make
it all better because I deserve it. I'm entitled." Never mind that the drug
in question will likely burn out my beta cells even faster.
I do not think that it is a good idea in the long term to take a drug that
burns out one's remaining beta cells faster because you "deserve" to eat a
This leaves aside the question of what healthful eating is in the first
place. My niece with a life-threatening nut allergy "deserves" to eat
"healthfully" too--and she does. She just can't eat even the tiniest amount
of nuts or nut oils. I can eat "healthfully" too. I just can't derive 55% or
so of my calories from whole grains, fruits, and legumes. And I'm sure as
hell not going to increase my chances of ending up on insulin by doing so
and covering it with meds.
Methinks thou doth protest too much and are reading more into her
statement than is there. The "use a med, burn out the pancreas" sound
byte is played in this newsgroup a lot and is a slap in the face to
those who do need meds to control their diabetes. Other than some
bloggers offering a patchwork quilt of evidence to support that
theory, I haven't seen objective research that proves that.
Again, my point is that this article puts to rest the
misrepresentation in this newsgroup by a few that the ADA pushes one
diet that is high in carbs.
"People with diabetes looking for a one-size-fits-all “right” way to
eat are going to come up short. There probably is no one way to eat
that works for everyone. For some, all but nixing carbs is the ideal
way to normalize blood glucose levels. For others, eating a higher-
carb diet and covering the carbs with insulin or oral medications
wins. This is all part of the reason that the American Diabetes
Association stresses that meal plans should be geared to fit each
person’s individual lifestyle."
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