On the back of my last posting conflating diabetes and heart disease...
You see somebody on your daily constitutional; clearly obese or worse, morbidly obese, and you know they are heading for a (lets keep it simple) heart attack, stroke, or diabetes - maybe all.
Then you watch one of the popular TV docutainmet programs where we follow Big Jim’s sad journey, and tut at the subsequent autopsy report where he dies at 42 of guess what? Are we surprised? Of course not, nothing new there!
You get diabetes because you are obese; or you get heart disease because you are obese right?
To treat obesity, hypertension, hyperinsulinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, gout, stroke diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer's, cancer, liver and kidney disease etc etc (leaving aside genetic factors for now) as separate, unrelated issues with different solutions is just plainly absurd given the rocketing, simultaneous rise of all over the past few decades:
“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.” Goethe.
If you've got 44 minutes to spare here’s a presentation that might restore your balance. Make note by the way of 6 minutes in - by coincidence Oppenheimer’s ‘Diabetic Cookery’ mentioned in my last post - and the slide at 26 minutes. (By the way, can we take as read the dreary ad hominem responses - ‘He’s got no qualifications, he’s just a comedian (insert gag), dodgy film maker, dodgy blogger, got a book to sell etc?)
So we come back to Heart UK and special pleading to consider heart disease (especially FH god help us) and diabetes as separate issues worth a moderator sniffily redirecting those interested in diabetes as a factor in heart disease to the ‘correct’ forum.
‘And rightly so’ I hear you agree, and we all settle down to our respective prejudices having been put in our place.
But wait; what’s this?
As I've said before, heart disease and diabetes are two sides of the same coin, and to insist on keeping any discussions as separate issues means those with either, or probably both, conditions would miss out on information cogent to both.
And lets face it, there would be a dearth of of real discussion on this forum anyway if FH were the only topic!
By the way - where's my photograph gone?