Friday, November 14, 2008

Eat healthy, stay fit


This posting is about Diabetes type 2.

Today is World Diabetes Day.
Diabetes is an epidemic that is growing into the largest in the world.
Without any good reason except that too many people are having an unhealthy diet.
Diabetes is a deadly condition that is imposed on the patients by themselves.
By not exercising.
By not controlling what they are eating.

This is good news.
Because there are diseases that can strike any human being no matter how healthy that person is living.
Making it very complicated to sometimes save the life.
But diabetes is something people are doing to themselves.
Hence, we could easily stop it by having people truly aware what food and drinks are doing to their bodies.
To bring them to choose to have a healthy way of feeding themselves.

There are more drastic measures like Governments closing down all McDonalds and KFC fast food restaurants because them serving diabetes initiating and enhancing food.
To make illegal the production and sale of Coca Cola and Milky Ways for that same reason.

Less drastic is to stop schools having vending machines selling food and drinks stimulating diabetes.
To serve food in schools, business and army canteens that is healthy.

We can win the fight against diabetes.
As long as we are able to let go of this desire to make money no matter what.
There has been a proposal in the House of Representatives of the USA to oblige by law fast food places like McDonald to put large signs on their walls where people can see how many calories the food has they offer and plan to swallow.
A very good proposal.
But the lobbyists of the fast food business managed to torpedo this proposal and it was dropped.
Was that in the interest of the American people?
No, it was in the interest of the profit of McDonald only.

As long as the Governments give in to the lobbying power of the fast food industry, more people will get diabetes and die.

But together we can make the difference.
By giving a good example.
Boycotting McDonald.
Demonstrating how to eat healthy.
Publicly exercising.

In this context it is an opportunity to mention a great thing we have on the Internet.
It is a website called Caringbridge.
There you can get free, personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery.
This is a great initiative.
You see family and friends coming together and being supportive in the case when someone falls ill.
The centre of this union is the website.
A fantastic way of using the Internet.


To learn more about World Diabetes Day, click on:

To learn more about the organization offering free websites when a person falls ill, click on:


Jasmine said...

Your post about diabetes being "a deadly condition that is imposed on the patients by themselves" is extremely offensive to me as a Type 1 diabetic. There is some truth to what you say in relation to Type 2 diabetes - it is often related to obesity, poor eating habits, and an inactive lifestyle. BUT Type 1 diabetes is completely different. It is an auto immune disorder caused by genetics. There is no way to prevent it, reverse it, or cure it. We are insulin dependent for the rest of our lives. I suggest that you do some research before you igmnorantly blast people publicly on the internet for something they cannot help.

Anonymous said...

This article is horribly offensive and shows how uneducated and ignorant that you are. There is no such thing as diabetes. There is type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and other types of diabetes that are being described now. Type 2 may be mostly caused by the things you describe but Type 1 has no correlation to anything described in your article. So please, next time before you choose to blast off your opinion at least get the basic facts correct. You just sound like an idiot in this article.

Riely J said...

You are, in fact, incorrect I'm afraid. As others have pointed out in response to your blog entry, there are different types of diabetes. I am a healthy 23 year old woman of low to average weight. I am educated and I'm studying to be a dietitian. I don't eat junk food, I exercise regularly, and I take care of myself. I've always taken care of myself. That didn't stop me from being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two years ago.

You have some reading to do, I think.

Anonymous said...

It was very obvious to me that the posting "Eat healthy, stay fit" was about diabetes type 2.
And it had some very good observations and advices.
Don't see diabetes type 1 when it is about type 2.

Anonymous said...

being diabetic isnt brought on by yoursel its genetic...
p.s i would rather have diabetes than a fucked up face like yours...
p.s.s oh alot of people said...your article is quite offencive.
why dont you make a post that its peoples own fault for having cancer

Anonymous said...

Americans and Europeans eat too much fat and too little carbohydrate and fiber, and they get too little exercise. Type 2 diabetes is common in people with these habits. The ethnic groups in the United States with the highest risk are African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Pima Indians.

In contrast, people who live in areas that have not become Westernized tend not to get type 2 diabetes, no matter how high their genetic risk.

Obesity is a strong risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Obesity is most risky for young people and for people who have been obese for a long time.

American Diabetes Association

Anonymous said...

the type of diabetes you describe is type 2 which typically affects the elderly and yes even the overweight and most commly the genetically prone. type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children to young adults. their bodies no longer produce a hormone called insulin which is needed to help turn carbohydrates (sugar) into energy. eating unhealthy wont cause diabetes but it does make it more difficult to control. diabetes is brought on by genetics, stress, and in many cases is brought on by the common cold attacking the insulin producing organ. before you post things like this please do all of your research.

i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when i was 10 years old. i was very underweight and i hated sugar, it made me throw up because my undiagnosed diabetes caused my blood sugar to be high. my doctors believe i have been diabetic most of my life due to another condition which can cause organ problems such as diabetes. i am now 20 years old and i weigh 104 lbs. i eat healthy to keep my other organs like my heart from crapping out on me.

i have the same oppinions you do as far as overweight people with diabetes who eat unhealthily go. but as for those little kids and adults who will never know a day without diabetes no matter what they do, i strongly disagree with your oppinions. if you are going to publicly make statements about medical conditions please have all your facts correct and specify which type of the disease you mean