That’s where there might be a problem.
When people say “Eating too much (insert “bad” food here) didn’t cause my/my child’s diabetes” that’s not all I hear.
It might not be the intention of the statement, but something about it makes me uncomfortable.
I feel like some people may be leaving the end off the statement they are trying to make. A statement that is actually scientifically inaccurate.
A statement that sounds something like “so stop confusing it with that OTHER type. Because that other type? Too much ice cream probably DID cause their diabetes.”
Can we just all agree once and for all that candy, cupcakes, soda, sugar, pizza, or any other food does not cause diabetes? Any type of diabetes.
The more we learn about diabetes, the more we realize we don’t know. For example, researchers are investigating the idea that a type of autoimmune inflammation may be a trigger for type 2 diabetes.
Autoimmune. Sound familiar?
“Certainly, if anything, this study can only remind us of the biological complexity of obesity – anyone who still believes obesity and its complications are simply a matter of calories in and calories out probably also believes that health can be easily measured in pounds or kilograms.” (from the first link)
I understand the feeling of being accused of causing a disease that I could not prevent.
But can’t we agree that it is unfair and hurtful for everyone?
I said it before.
Imagine how much more we could accomplish if we stopped fighting amongst ourselves.