I respect the ADA and their work that brings diabetes awareness to the public. I think the problem here is they have played some publicity games with the whole Obesity and type II. They have refused to accept the fact that they do not have all the answers when it comes to the Obesity and the whole type II link. Outside of the “first world” there are lots of thin type II’s that makes me wonder. Are they all LADA? And if they are then the diabetes epidemic is not a weight issue.
With the stand they have taken about obesity being the cause a type II epidemic it looks as if they have sold out. The accepted the money like a politician would hash money leaving them powerless in helping to bring about change or regulations that affect that industry.
As a type I diabetic along with all diabetics we know that sugar does not cause diabetes we also know that one can avoid sugar and still gain weight even become obese. However they chose to make type II an obesity thing and with the no carb, less carb craze sugar an evil twin to obesity.
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But sugar doesn’t have anything to do with diabetes and the ADA has been saying that for years. It certainly does not cause Type 1 diabetes.
While obesity may be linked with diabetes, there is no evidence stating that obesity itself causes diabetes.
FYI: That’s one reason I believe your website is doing a HUGE disservice to diabetics around the world and if you as an author were a diabetic you would realize the damage your obesity kick is doing.
How sugar is metabolized by the diabetic is a symptom NOT the cause of the disease.
I’ve spent more than three years researching the dangers of sugars and refined carbs for my upcoming book (SUGAR SHOCK!) and I’ve found oodles of medical studies from such reputable institutions as Harvard that point to the exact opposite…
A diet high in sugary foods and fast-acting “(high-glycemic”) carbs (such as white bread, white rice, etc.) could, in fact, lead to diabetes, as well as many other diseases.
So, to clarify, YES, too much sugar COULD lead to diabetes — this, according to a number of cutting-edge researchers and physicians.