EXAMPLE: The Biggest Loser Dr.Huizenga. Sometimes he disappoints me so much!
He continually tells us how he has cured diabetes. Give me a break!
Diet and exercise can change Type 2 Diabetes, but there is NO cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Every time he lumps "diabetes" together as one group, he hurts those who have Type 1.
PROOF: My friend Lexi has a son named Justice. You can find her fabulous blog here. She wrote the following on Facebook today:
Justice called me. Sub teacher told him he CANNOT eat a brownie, he has diabetes. His mother should call a nutritionist, its not acceptable. Momma fuming. Principal. Went to classroom to tell her that's NOT true or ok and she says "I am a dietician this isn't right!". I am livid."TRUTH: People with Type 1 can eat anything. There are NO diet restrictions with Type 1. People with Type 1 simply need to take insulin. Matthew does not have to avoid sugar. In fact, sugar often saves his life. But there is NO cure for Type 1 Diabetes. It has nothing to do with the food Matthew eats or doesn't eat. He has Type 1 Diabetes because his pancreas doesn't work.
MY HOPE: The Biggest Loser talks about the desire to "Educate America" about obesity and issues related to that. I wish that Dr. H would take that role seriously and offer the TRUTH to America.
If he doesn't, then clearly, he's the Biggest Loser.
One last note: Please know that I don't get frustrated by the average person who doesn't know the difference. When Matthew was diagnosed, I didn't understand the difference either. What frustrates me is when people in the medical field are spreading incorrect information. That is inexcusable!