The IDF just released its new video. Very anime. And a noticeable break with the past. All the people are thin. Oddly enough, that's what most of those commenting object to the most. "Why aren't they identified as Type 2? Why aren't they fat people gulping soda and stuffing their faces with fast food?"
I commend the IDF for being brave enough to dispel this stereotype. To go with what science has been saying rather than what people want to believe.
But why do these people fight so hard for those lies? They are the first ones to scream about how they and their children are not to blame for their diabetes. How they are not fat (although many T1s are equally round). How sugar is not the cause and yes, they can eat that cookie. They are the ones that want the world to know that this is not a disease that can be prevented or controlled easily with diet and exercise, at least not for them.
The IDF gave them what they wanted and they hate the IDF for giving it to them.
Even the ADA will go only so far as to say that obesity is linked to diabetes. Linked. Not a demonstrated cause as in this always causes that to happen. Most people who are overweight maintain normal blood sugars. Many diabetics are thin. And I doubt if those screaming the loudest about the Diabesity Epidemic have ever read the research reports. Have they noticed the cherry-picking? Have they looked at the numbers? I have. It's amazing how many research dollars go toward perpetuating this fiction, but no one ever complains.
Recently, researchers all over the world have started looking at other causes. DNA strands. A people's history. More and more of them are concluding that it is not the opening of the McDonald's or the availability of a cold Coke, but the centuries of starvation. Of course, governments would rather blame evil American corporate greed than their own political/economic policies that decimated their own population.
It is a greater evil to say to a people who no longer watch their children die of starvation that they deserve to die of diabetes if they now have enough to eat.