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.”
Most of us believe in some of the myths about diabetes. Even the American Diabetes Association.
The ADA has a pretty good list of what it thinks are the main myths. But a lot of us think that its “myth #5” is in fact a fact. “If you have diabetes, you should only eat small amounts of starchy foods, such as bread, potatoes and pasta,” the ADA says.
If you have diabetes, it’s likely that you have sleep apnea too. Almost half of us have sleep apnea, and most of us don’t know it.
In my most recent blog article here I highlighted several of the things that diabetes and sleep apnea have in common. There is one more similarity: when we have diabetes or sleep apnea – or both conditions – we have to become an advocate for our own treatment.