It’s madness isn’t it.Excellent and informative. I not only agree, but am in fact, living this and I've never been healthier, in how I feel, how I look and the all important pathology results. I remember finding out I had diabetes the hard way, when I nearly carked it from diabetic ketoacidosis. After being moved from HDU to a general ward I was greeted by a 'diabetes educator' and dietician and when I look back on what they told me, I am not surprised over the following 4 years I put on around 30 kg following their 'advice.'
I also remember a subsequent hospital visit to have a total thyroidectomy and I was given the diabetic diet My breakfast was toast, with margarine and jam, weetbix, fruit compote (canned fruit in syrup), orange juice.
It’s a slow process but I think there’s a growing acknowledgment by health educators that we can’t keep feeding diabetics carbs and expect positive results.
Berstein’s “law of small numbers” is a great mantra for diabetics, but it could (and probably should) apply to the whole of society as well.