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  1. Veronika
    Veronika December 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm | | Reply

    Craig, thanks for siahrng this article. I love the resources you come up with. However, I question your statement that diabetes type 2 is caused by the bad behavior of over-eating which causes obesity. This may be the common media myth, but science doesn’t really bear that out in general (of course, there are exceptions). For example, the vast majority of obese persons are not diabetic. And a significant number of diabetics are normal weight. From what I’ve read, current thinking is trending toward regarding obesity in diabetics as a symptom of a metabolic disorder. This Metabolic Syndrome is characterized by a number of other issues, such as thyroid problems, high blood pressure, elevated LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, etc. The metabolism can’t process carbohydrates properly, which raises insulin in response. But the carbs can’t get into the cells which send out I’m starving messages to the brain, hence the destructive overeating feedback loop which is really just a side effect of the basic metabolic issue.If the diabetes-as-symptom theory is true, it is interesting that this disease (or metabolic disorder) is being stigmatized as a character flaw, much as alcoholism (a brain pathway disorder, IMHO) has been .Just to clarify, this in no way implies that we aren’t responsible personally for dealing with our own conditions once we’ve got them, whether diabetes or alcohol .I’m just sayin’

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