If you harbor any doubt that the American Diabetes Association is the arch enemy of all diabetics everywhere, all the time and in all situations, look no further than Jay's comment to a post over on Art's subscription blog.
Friday I stopped by the local office of American Diabetes Association to pick up materials for the Tour de Cure bike ride. Participants were stopping in all day to register for the event. There were Dunkin Donuts available for anyone. There were large bags of M&Ms to be given to participants on race day. I was shocked! This is the ADA and they are giving out donuts!
Saturday was the bike ride. I road 100k. I road for fun not exercise. I went slow by biking standards I’m sure. I met a “pre-diabetic”. He looked slim by diabetes standards. I thought he a type 1 like myself. I told him about EF and my diet. When he told me that he rides his bike daily(over 100m/wk) and can’t do it without carbs I realized his pre-diabetes will likely become full blown. He is what I’d call “skinny-fat”. He is consuming large amounts of carbs to fuel long/slow exercise. His pancreas is working overtime. This is a recipe for disaster.
This is particularly annoying when you consider that on this blog and many others, and forums like Dr. Bernstein's, one can read dozens and dozens of personal stories of greatly improved type 2 diabetes, and even cures — i.e., people getting off insulin. Then there's Jenny. She'll do a type 2 diabetic more livesaving good than all the diabetes associations worldwide, combined. That's not hyperbole.
So how do we get to such an upside-down state of affairs? Well, I think part of it is the top-down, institutional, collectivist nature of modern society and its irreconcilable clash with our evolved ancestry as hunter gatherers (where every individual was of utmost importance to the small group). Now, people gain importance though other means, many of which involve a self-referential, circular system of prestige, position, favor — much of it ultimately sustained at gunpoint or prison sentences.
Setting that aside, there's also the fact that the American Diabetes Association receives millions every year from junk "food" manufactures and drug companies. Talk about incest. A perfect storm of downright fraud, presided over by Chairman of the Board, George J. Huntley, Chief Executive Officer, Larry Hausner, and their petty bands of miscreants.
The ADA, which relies mainly on donations to fund its efforts, accepted more than $23 million dollars from food manufacturers and drug companies in 2005. The charity would often license its logo to food companies for use on diet or low-sugar products in exchange for sponsorship money.
You know, referring to the quoted comment at the beginning, this is really no different that an open bar at an AA meeting.
Actually, it's worse. One could understand alcoholics having their weaknesses and falling off the wagon.
…But what if they claimed that regular drinking was necessary for alcoholics, so that they don't overdose on counseling, help, and self-control?
The ADA is a fraud because, rather than instruct diabetics on a proper diet, then having the drugs and procedures available for those who simply won't, they instead act as though donuts, candy, and other high-carbohydrate poisons are perfectly fine, even healthy. At the same time, they condemn food like meat and animal fat, leaving those susceptible to their lies with ittle to eat but the junk that's manufactured by their benefactors.
The American Diabetes Association is literally presiding over the maiming (foot amputations, blindness, morbid obesity) and early deaths (heart disease, typically) of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions.