Patrick (patrickwonders) wrote,

Diabetes: The Sweet Plague (maybe)

My father-in-law's second blog post is the first in a three part series on the diabetes epidemic.

Diabetes: The Sweet Plague (maybe)

First, thank you all for your interest in my first attempt -I received very thoughtful and useful (to me) responses.

I would next like to speak to you about diabetes. There are several reasons for this – first, there is tremendous media attention to this issue currently, with a flavor that this is a new occurrence, that a previously uncommon condition is now becoming epidemic, that this is very dangerous, and so on. Second, there is also an undercurrent of suggestion that if we lost some weight, did more exercise like funky dancing in doctor’s waiting rooms, changed school lunches, taxed soda pop, etc., we would stop this trend (and conversely that if we don’t we will die, lose our sight, limbs, yada yada). Third, of the people for whom I am their physician and adviser, I would guess about 30% (maybe more) actually have diabetes, and so I spend a lot of time thinking about it.


You can read it via LJ here: drsecondopinion

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