I got my first issue of Diabetes Self Management. A magazine like that should be helpful for new diabetics, right? Wrong!!! An article "News Notes" says Mayo Clinic says that business about avoiding saturated fat has been proven incorrect. The whole cholesterol and heart disease, money maker has been debunked. I have known that for years and so have many of you. However the rest of the magazine is full of ideas and recipes that are high in carbohydrate while removing fat. The opposite of now proven facts. How can a new diabetic understand what is a right diet for them? I question just about everything and have done extensive research on food and how it affects blood sugar. I can take care of myself.
But should every frightened and confused new diabetic be expected to have the scientific mind that some of us have. This makes me so mad my blood sugar goes up and boils. Yes they can get help here, many are very helpful. But by the time they find this site or the correct information, their feet are already numb and their health is seriously compromised for the rest of their lives.
The recipes on this sight are no different than those in the all the diabetic magazines including this one. How should I think about this? Just not caring about what is going on with diabetes as
long as I am OK doesn't work, I know too much. How do I deal with the anger over this. How should I think about this? I do help others, writing for a magazine and by posting here and hosting a diabetes support group, but it is not enough to give me the peace I need and want. About the time I think I have a handle on it, something like this magazine gets in my face.
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