I’ve had many exchanges online with ADA Minion but here are just a couple of posts about the exchanges.
I share these for two reasons…
1) So you will see their thought processes.
2) So you can learn how to stand up to them too. Dean is an MD… he is just as wrong as the pitiful Karen is. In other words, MDs are not gods, they can be just as gullible and intellectually lazy as the ‘run of the mill’ nutritionist or dietitian. All were taught and believed what they read in a book… the same ‘Diabetes Dogma‘.
THIS POST will be an exchange with a future ADA Minion … she will be unless she reads and heeds my advice. I found out after this exchange that she is currently an Exercise Physiology Major.
I wanted to share it with you… so hopefully you can learn from the experience.
First I posted this on google plus, link is here.
My blood sugars are almost always ‘normal,’ in the upper 70’s and 80’s.
This morning my Overnight Fasting Blood Sugar was 79mg/dl. Two days ago it was 72mg/dl … I am loving the string of 70’s I’ve started.
What has changed? … I am eating only meats and leafy greens like the picture below. Here is a post http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/2012/03/19/nagging-question/
For 2 1/2 years now, unless I am experimenting… I’ve eaten this way. http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/a-meal-plan-you-can-live-with/
Please do not listen to those who say, YOU must eat carbs to survive… I thrive on very few.
Yesterday, I broke two personal records in one daily… here’s a G+ post.
Let me ask you a question, I don’t care if you were “King or Queen of the Diabetic Educators” …. who in there right mind would read this… and then have the audacity to correct me? I have NORMAL BLOOD SUGARS! and I am obviously thriving… since I am breaking personal fitness records. It’s not just the one young lady… practically every diabetes educator I have communicated with has done the same thing.
The young lady commented on this post, giving me diabetes care and dietary advice… :)
I deleted her comment and sent her a private reply. Why? Because…
1) I did not want the ignorance in the post to influence someone, especially since I could not reply fully immediately. I’d hate for someone to read her damaging advice and think it was ‘good info’.
2) I want to correct her… but I did not want to embarrass her publicly. She was after all trying to be helpful. By doing this privately, I can be a little more stern than I would normally be if I did so publicly. I am a nice guy at heart. :)
I did not save her comment to my post in it’s entirety but in replying with quotes, you will be able to see the key statements. My comments below are in the quote blocks.
I deleted your comment, I know you were trying to be helpful but … you have much to learn. I did not want your comment to mislead anyone.
The purpose of my posts is not to convince you to eat like I do… I’m showing what people can eat… especially those who are diabetic or others who have inflammatory diseases like asthma, arthritis, Crohns or Celiacs etc etc.
<<You should really try eating more fish, at least twice a week. >>
If you had bothered to read the links.. you would know this is an experiment. I know the value of fish.
<<especially for diabetics, red meats aren’t the greatest for every day meals. they should be ate on an occasional basis, >>
You are just wrong here, red meat is one of the best foods on the planet… especially grass fed, grass finished.
<<boneless skinless chicken is good to eat the rest of the week. >>
You will hopefully learn that saturated fats… including animal fats are good for you. I eat saturated fat every single day…and have for several years.
<<I prefer to stick to lean proteins in conjunction with whole carbs/grains. >>
Grains are one of the worst foods you can eat.
<<I wouldnt eliminate carbs out of your diet completely, just watch how you are consuming the carbs – fresh veggies, juice, etc are great for you, especially a diabetic.>>
I eat on average when I am not experimenting 20-30g (of carbs) per day, I never said I eliminated carbs….
Fruit juices are the worst thing a diabetic can drink… one of the worst you can drink….
<<my advice to you would be to add the meals you have been eating and monitoring your fasting blood sugar, >>
If you knew me… you would know that I have normal blood sugar for non-diabetics and I am drug and insulin free. I was once a drug and insulin dependent diabetic. Additionally I am in the best shape of my life….
Why would I listen to you and eat high carb grains and drink fruit juices??
<<who says carbs are always bad?>>
Show me where I said ‘carbs are always bad’?
I eat 20-30g per day… I said we do not require them.
That’s a big difference. Ignorant diabetes educators tell diabetics every day … you must eat 120g of carbs to LIVE… it’s a lie.
I have been thriving for 2.5 years… Here is my story… http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/about-me-and-diabetes/ there are many more links on my website about how I eat, move and live.
The REALLY sad thing about it? … certified nutritionists, dietitians and diabetes educators spread the same tired and failed ‘low fat, high carb, grain based’ dogma.
I wonder how many diabetics this young person has harmed with this pathetic advice? Not as many as Hope Warshaw, she’s harmed thousands, if not millions through her books and speaking engagements. Click here for one of many posts on ‘High Carb Hope”.
The other thing that struck me about this? Here is college student dishing out harmful dietary advice to someone who is successfully self managing their diabetes … and no one will say a word.
Yet, when I do it… I’m told by the State of North Carolina that I can’t suggest or share my knowledge with others.
It seems everyone can be a nutritional ‘guru’ dishing out advice… everyone but me.
Here is how I eat, “Click Here“.
Here is how I move, “Click Here“.