How obesity hijacked diabetes


diabetes hijacked How obesity hijacked diabetes

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Life used to be soooo simple, you either had Juvenile/IDDM (type 1 diabetes) or Adult onset/NIDDM (type 2 diabetes) . Those my friends were the good ol days when diabetes had little to do with obesity because back then the Incidents of Obesity and sedimentary lifestyles were few and far between. People actually exerted some effort into their livelihood but all that came tumbling down with the Jacking and what a jacking it was.

You see Obesity became a consequence of a society whose diet injected full of  fast food joints, artificial trans fats, high fructose corn syrup and a sedimentary lifestyle of television, desk jobs and the auto mobile.

As Obesity rates soared Diabetes was dragged kicking and screaming along for the ride. which leads us to the  sorry state of affairs we find ourselves in today.

When obesity Jacked diabetes it brought with it a dominant personality, so infectious was this link that  it has became the one and only perceptible association with diabetes. Never mind that some of us type 2 diabetics got the disease because of a genetic predisposition or type 1 diabetics whoes pancreas just gave out. We have all been swept along and lost in the fold no matter how much we howl in protest.

Someone cleverly even coined a phrase for it or  otherwise known as  Diabesity  whose definition this clever t shirt  does no Justice and  I care not to repeat but whose attributesdiabesity 300x300 How obesity hijacked diabetes everyone wants to link my diabetes to  in a weird reverse Stockholm syndrome effect.

I am a hostage without a rescuer, no one is listening or care or  they are just paying little attention to my plight.

I have no illusions of a paramilitary HRT rescue team crashing through the windows guns blazing to the rescue and my efforts to the contrary seems of little consequence.

Yet I cannot help but scream on the top of my lungs to anyone who will listen.

  1.  Damn it!!! am not Obese and I want nothing to do with Obesity/Diabesity or any other flavor of the week you are trying to attach me to.
  2. Genetics are responsible for my diabetes (thanks a lot great grandpa)
  3. I have an unhealthy aversion to a couch and am allergic to a potato.
  4. This month alone I have put over 500 miles on my bicycle.

But as Captain Jack Sparrow would say ” all of this pales to utter insignificance in light of the fact that I got jacked.  Savvy?”

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  1. Hey Ronnie, great minds DO think alike! Great post. I absolutely despise the word Diabesity. Grrrrr.

  2. Very good observations. Now, how do we convince the media they have have it wrong when they don’t even pay reporters anymore?! Fact-checking … that’s old-school journalism!


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