Latin for "on the word of no one" or "take nobody's word for it" the forum signature of phoenix, a long term Kenny boy clique member and ferocious lowcarb high fat anti campaigner. Phoenix is a high carb, insulin using type 1.5 diabetic using a pump. She is a devout follower of the US dietition Hope Warshaw, a self styled diabetes expert and big pharma shill (check the link below). No Hope Warshaw a woman who we have stated as being more dangerous than Osama Bin Laden (deceased). Yes we were serious, the likes of Warshaw kill more people every month than terrorists kill in a decade. Hope believes lowcarb is the old dogma, and diabetics should eat up to 65% of their food in carbs. Don’t panic she says, there are lot’s of drugs that help you eat the crap that lead to your obesity and diabetes.
Ok, at this stage, I have to come clean, I find Hope physically attractive, I have to state I am sexually attracted to her, in another world and another time, well, you get the message. Maybe I’m one hell of a kinky devil, or a male chauvinist pig, but I'm a tryer, but within a couple of long weekends, I believe I could straighten Hope out. As for Evelyn at the Carbsane blog, I’ll leave her for Graham. Never let it be said I do not know my limitations.
So, back to the plot, why has an insulin using diabetic devoted so much of her life to denigrating lowcarb and healthy fats ? What makes an intelligent, well read woman, like phoenix take away hope and salvation for so many. Could it be she cannot, or will not lowcarb, is she like so many others, addicted to carbs, but deep down, deep down in the places we fear to tread, the places we get to at 3am when we cannot sleep, feeling guilty. You tell me.
Nullius in verba, trust no one. Do not trust me, why should you ? Trust your weighing scales, your tape measure, trust your blood tests, your BG meter if you are a diabetic, trust your BP meter, and if you feel good, you probably are good. I,m sticking with the old dogma..
From Hope Warshaw.
The second comment.
"I wholeheartedly agree that going on medications at diagnosis is both appropriate and helpful. In my opinion as a layperson and a person with diabetes (Type 2), Metformin is a wonderful drug. However, my experience as a patient is that even on the maximum dose of Metformin, my blood glucose levels did not drop under the ADA diet that my dietitian prescribed. It was not until I started a low carbohydrate diet that my blood glucose numbers fell. They fell rapidly and have been easy to maintain under such a diet. In my quest to avoid diabetic complications by maintaining good blood glucose control, eating a diet of even 40% carbohydrates would make that goal much more difficult and perhaps impossible"