Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

Source: Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

Spoiler Alert

Yes.

My Father had diabetes which contributed to his early demise.

My youngest brother was diagnosed with the disease in his 20’s.  He is committing slow suicide by diet.

Way back last century when I was in my 20’s I was involved in a local professional group in Dallas TX.  The speaker I brought in was one of the country’s leading endocrinologists from UT Southwestern Medical Center.  After his talk I thanked him for his time and for enduring a dinner of rubber chicken and mushy vegetables.  But what I really wanted was free medical advice.

“Doctor, my father and brother both have diabetes.  Do you have any advice for me?”

The good doctor gave me a steely glare over the top rim of his glasses and said,

“Stay as thin as you can as long as you can.”

Boom.

 

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“You need to change the name of your food blog.”

“Why?”

“Because no one can remember Dea whatever it is you named it.”

“I didn’t name it.  Your daughter-in-law named it.  The blog name has some serious emotional attachments and…OK.  Let me think about it.”

What The Boss Wants The Boss Gets

So I’ve thought about this for around three weeks.  garycancook?  No, too long.  garysmess?  No, readers won’t know the blog is about food.  I was stumped until this morning.  I needed a new name that was bold, innovative, and easy to remember.

“What do you think about garyskitchen, no apostrophe?”

“I suggested that three weeks ago.”

Perfect.

I hope you’re not looking for this place.  Not me.  Kind of funny though.

 

 

Food & Water Watch Wants USDA to Halt Chinese Chicken

Source: Food & Watch Watch Wants USDA to Halt Chinese Chicken

Source: Chinese Chicken Shipments Already Endangering Public Health | Food & Water Watch

This blog started as a repository for family recipes.  Over the years since inception this thing has become a mash up.  I’ve spent the better part of my working life learning about what kills people.  My other blog didn’t feel like the right place for stories like this.  So if we’re passing along article links about food you’ll find plenty here.

I hope readers find this type of information useful.  I’m not going to discourage anyone from eating nasty fried fast food chicken nuggets processed in China from unsanitary chickens raised and slaughtered in Chile.

It’s your personal choice.

Finally! A Recall on Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets | American Council on Science and Health

Last September, the FDA issued a news release cautioning that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may be harmful to babies and children, and issued a strong recommendation to not use them. This action was taken in response to reports of the teething products causing the illnesses of hundreds of infants and deaths of approximately ten babies. The move prompted some pharmacies to remove them from their shelves, which is great, except the bottles shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Pharmacies are not supposed to sell witchcraft.

Source: Finally! A Recall on Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets | American Council on Science and Health

I know, this article is not about food so why is it here?

It’s a PPSO – Personal Public Service Announcement.

Someone who I want to know about this will read it.  The link below is to the manufacturer’s website product page with a picture of the deadly product.

Source: Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets | Hyland’s Homeopathic

Diet for Preventing Diabetes – Nutrition Action

Source: Diet clues for preventing diabetes – Nutrition Action

The title is catchy and leads you to believe you can “prevent” diabetes with diet.  I personally favor the concept of delaying diabetes rather than preventing the disease.  My father (deceased) had, and my youngest brother has diabetes.  I knew what my risk was and continues to be.

Many years ago I asked one of the country’s top endocrinologists what I could do to avoid developing diabetes.  His answer was short and simple:

Stay as thin as you can as long as you can.

Be nice to your pancreas!