Category Archives: General Comments

Paul Deen Diabetes Uproar

Recently, Paula Deen (the famous southern cook) announced she has Type 2 diabetes.  What apparently irked many was she discovered this 3 years ago, and waited to make a general announcement until such time as she had secured a deal with a diabetes treatment company.

Okay, I will admit that the way it all played out seemed like she was more interested in monetizing her situation, rather than using her public influence to educate others about diabetes.

But what really baffles me is folks lamblasting her for the food she cooks. Namely, blaming the butter and fried foods for her diabetes.

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Gastric Bypass & Obesity Ignorance

obesity and gastric bypassI monitor Twitter activity for tweets on ‘gastric bypass’, so I can connect with those who have had gastric bypass surgery, and answer questions for those seeking help.  The search will pull in any tweets that contain the phrase ‘gastric bypass’, so not everyone is seeking help – some are trashing the obese and gastric bypass surgery.  I’m surprised at the level of ignorance about obesity and gastric bypass. It’s easy, I guess, to sit in judgment of an obese person and assume that it should be easy to just stop eating, start exercising and ‘get over’ this whole fat thing. Ignorant statements; as like most things, obesity is a complex issue that for probably the majority of the obese, has actual physiological reasons for how they became obese. Continue reading