Monday 14 April 2014
Why are so many diabetics as thick as a plank ?
I often wonder, does diabetes turn you into a thick as plank idiot, or have so many diabetics been stupid all their lives. Take today for example at the flog. Borofergie starts a thread regarding a small study re low carb diets etc. which can be read here. He preempted the sort of attitude displayed by many with his first words "First let's get the negatives out of the way" This post was about a small pilot study, not a $200 million long term trial, but it was encouraging reading for low carbers. Some members were not impressed, some people are waiting for a massive long term trial, before giving the thumbs up to long term low carb high fat diet for diabetics. Fergie as alway cut to the chase when he said "I agree, it is just a promising pilot trial, but that's all we have until someone funds a long term trial. I don't know about you, but I'm not prepared to wait for 10 years to see if low-carbing works, and suffer bleeding eyeballs, amputated toes and failing kidneys in the meantime." Spot on as usual !
I can tell you this, if you have poor diabetes control, or up to your neck in medication, and are going to wait for a long term low carb trial to be convinced, low carb is the way to go, get yourself a good funeral plan. Get on E Bay and pick up a bargain in the way of a wheel chair, white stick and a blind dog. While you are at it, look out for second hand kidney dialyses machine, while you can still see. Sorry to disappoint you folks, but there ain't ever gonna be a long term trial. The only people with the money to conduct that sort of trial are big pharma and junk food. Do you honestly think those sharks are going to blow their own brains out? If so your priority should be looking for a good psychiatric councillor.
Let's look at it another way, do we need a trial to tell us hitting ourselves on the head with a bat is not a good idea? Or jumping off high buildings could be dangerous ? What are these chumps waiting for? For some long term trial to say eating whole fresh foods and staying away from highly processed crap is the way to go ! A trial that says getting off your arse is better than having a sofa nailed to your butt is good. Are the planks waiting for a trial that tells diabetics not to base their diet on sugar and starch?
Jeez, I can see why so many good guys walk away from the flog, blogs and other asylums. How do you talk sense into someone with a coconut between their ears? In around thirty days I am walking away from reading forums and blogging, I've come to the end of the road, how much lunacy can one man take?
From the UKPDS trial (43% carbohydrate diet)
This is what happens to a typical type two diabetic who thinks meds will sort out their diabetes. Low carb high fat or face the grim consequences. BTW a type two on insulin has three times the death rate of a non insulin user (dose dependent)