No disrespect. Thanks for being vegan
Please don't patronise me.
I am not seeking 'good feeling', merely giving some facts about diabetes on a thread where knowledge of the subject is lacking. Have to say, time was when calling people 'hog', 'whore' and gloating about their diagnosis with a potentially life-threatening condition wouldn't have brought much good feeling on VF; shame if if that's no longer the case.
You are right, in the UK Deen is unknown; the first time I heard of her is when I opened this thread. I challenged 'Diabetics call...' because I object to being told that any group of people - diabetics, vegans, women, Elvis fans, whatever - are all of one mind.
Whether in the public eye or not, anyone diagnosed with a serious condition is entitled to keep that information to themselves. No, I'm not in a position to comment on Deen's behaviour. My feeling is that once diagnosed with diabetes anyone who doesn't follow dietary control guidelines is a fool putting their health, their eyesight, their mobility and ultimately their life at risk. For a type 2 diabetic, it's also the way to avoid medication - I don't expect ever to have to control my diabetes with drugs. However, anyone is entitled to ignore medical advice and refuse treatment when diagnosed with an illness.
Personally, when faced with temptation I say to myself 'Tofutti ice cream or my left foot? Houmous and crisps or my eyesight? Do I want pizza enough to risk that wheelchair?' Works for me.
Everything I have said about the causes or otherwise of diabetes is true. I have certainly said more than once in this thread that that overeating and gaining weight is the major risk factor for diabetes in in a person with diabetic genes. There are other serios risk factors: You are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes if, as well as having the necessary genes if :you are aged between 40 and 75, or you are of Asian or African-Carribean origin, or you are a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 4kg
Though these are the main risk factors, there are some other things that can trigger type 2 diabetes, eg steroid medicines. It is thought, but can't be established, that this may have triggered my diabetes
I think it is fair to criticise her capitalisating on her illness. However to gloat that she has the disease is a low blow.
LMM has also rightly pointed out that people that don't eat the garbage she does, also can get type 2 diabetes.
If she choked on a chicken bone, or if a cow fell on her and crushed her, then maybe you could say it's karma. This thread is reminiscent to me of the gloating that used to take place here about fox hunt mishaps.