June 3, 2016

If It Is Easy, Everyone Will Oppose It

In my reading, I often come across some very interesting articles that are related to diabetes and some things that are unrelated. Many of the articles are very technical or obtuse for the general reader. It is fun to occasionally read something that fits the KISS principle. For those that have not learned what this is, it means, “keep it simple, stupid.”

One of these applies to the meal plans for those of us with diabetes. Low carbing is a simple principle and easy to adapt to, yet it is opposed by many organizations and large companies. Even the ADA and other professional groups continue to oppose this, but the ADA did allow this for at least one year while studies are being done.

It has taken several decades for most groups to wake up and realize we have been misled by fanatics with an agenda. They are still very hesitant to endorse low carb high fat because low carbing is too simple, and costs big pharma, big food, and so many vested interests big money. It is the last statement that keeps many organizations from endorsing low carb high fat, because this will mean a loss in funds and might cause some job losses.

This means the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Association of Certified Diabetes Educators, American Society of Nutrition, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Diabetes Association are all the recipients of money from Big Pharma, Big Food, and some receive money from Big Chemical and Big Agriculture. Therefore, it is small wonder they don't want to lose this money and will support what these organizations want. This is what conflicts of interest do to prevent better health for those of us with diabetes.

This is also the reason that many of us need to blog about information like this and make people aware of what is happening and why so little is being done to help those of us with diabetes.

This article also brings up some other examples of how simple helps many other people and why even many doctors oppose these simple techniques. One I especially like because it was about a doctor at the University of Iowa Hospitals andClinics.

The other doctor mentioned is Dr. Richard Bernstein and how he simplified diabetes management. All these are excellent examples of the kiss principle.

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