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Old 04-18-2012, 22:13   #1
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He had T2 diabetes since 1994 and spoke on the Larry King show about how 2/3 of people with diabetes developed heart disease. He died today of a massive heart attack.

I think most of the people who bother coming here are working hard at keeping their diabetes under control, but I still know people who are in denial and ignore all the warnings.

The other point I hope comes out....Dick Clark was never overweight so I hope people will figure out that we don't eat our way to this diagnosis.

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The other point I hope comes out....Dick Clark was never overweight so I hope people will figure out that we don't eat our way to this diagnosis.
I doubt it. Remember what people said when Jim Fixx died? And the rumours that circulated saying Robert Atkins died of a heart attack (one person even threw that one at me a few months ago when I told him I was going LCHF)? The naysayers and deniers will always find a good reason to believe what they currently believe, whatever the evidence to the contrary.

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I doubt it. Remember what people said when Jim Fixx died? And the rumours that circulated saying Robert Atkins died of a heart attack (one person even threw that one at me a few months ago when I told him I was going LCHF)? The naysayers and deniers will always find a good reason to believe what they currently believe, whatever the evidence to the contrary.
Sad, but so true!

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He had T2 diabetes since 1994 and spoke on the Larry King show about how 2/3 of people with diabetes developed heart disease. He died today of a massive heart attack.

I think most of the people who bother coming here are working hard at keeping their diabetes under control, but I still know people who are in denial and ignore all the warnings.

The other point I hope comes out....Dick Clark was never overweight so I hope people will figure out that we don't eat our way to this diagnosis.
My first response when I read the title of this thread was to say: Awwwww! Another of the people that was a part of my youth gone. Really feeling my age.....

It boggles my mind that people can blithely ignore the facts of what this disease can do to them when the info is out there. I can see being in denial for a while right after dx. And goodness knows the info we get from the drs is pretty lacking to practically dangerous, but at some point one has to take responsibility for oneself. Sadly, those that choose not to will at some point get a very rude wake up call in the form of the eyes going or a foot, or something else equally drastic. But by then it is too late, and all the shoulda's and coulda's in the world won't fix it.

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I can see being in denial for a while right after dx. And goodness knows the info we get from the drs is pretty lacking to practically dangerous, but at some point one has to take responsibility for oneself. Sadly, those that choose not to will at some point get a very rude wake up call in the form of the eyes going or a foot, or something else equally drastic. But by then it is too late, and all the shoulda's and coulda's in the world won't fix it.
And as my doctor says, the complications happen in the first 10 years. Given that most of us are actually diabetic for years before we're either tested or our test results show a diabetic result, we have no time to waste when we get the wake-up call.

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but at some point one has to take responsibility for oneself. Sadly, those that choose not to will at some point get a very rude wake up call in the form of the eyes going or a foot, or something else equally drastic. But by then it is too late, and all the shoulda's and coulda's in the world won't fix it.
And even then, some of those will be crying 'poor me, poor me . . . everything happens to me', without ever accepting that it was a personal choice they made to ignore their diabetes.




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He was an icon. He lived a great life. Remember when he had the stroke many years ago and came back and did the New Year's Eve Show. Now, that took courage. My mom is 92 and not a diabetic but has terrible heart disease. She is on her 2nd pacemaker and has CHF. So heart disease can happen to anyone. I think with Dick's passing an era is truely gone.

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