The conventional wisdom of our health professionals is that a calorie is a calorie. “From a purely thermodynamic point of view, this is clear because the human body or, indeed, any living organism cannot create or destroy energy but can only convert energy from one form to another.”
For lots of people the hardest question is, “What are you doing to control your diabetes?” That’s what a leader of some new focus groups tells me.
“If they have type 2 diabetes, they feel guilty about it,” she tells me. “So they won’t open up about their diet, exercise, testing, and how they take their prescribed medication.”
People with diabetes have been among the quickest to embrace the Internet. Their doctors have probably been the slowest.
This will change as soon as physicians catch on to the impact of a long-term study. This study compares the A1C levels of people with type 2 diabetes in an Internet-based glucose monitoring system with those in a control group.
How much we eat matters. It determines our size, which in turn is the most important part of controlling our diabetes.