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Old 03-17-2012, 05:19   #1
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Do you think that Diabetes education should be taught at the high school level to halt its propagation?

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Yes..it should be taught at the school level worldwide.

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They would teach the kids the same things that dieticians have tried to teach all of us, which is usually pretty much just the opposite of what a diabetic actually should be doing. For many of us, the fact that we knew nothing about diabetes is why we searched the web for answers and ended up here where we could get some real help.

Welcome, edie. We're very nosey around here, we'd love to know more about you and how you have been handling your diabetes. Glad you found us.

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That's my take on it too . . . ADA & the government bureaucrats would still have a stranglehold on the curriculum, and that could never be good.




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I am not sure what information would be taught. Plus we all no how well teenagers do listen. I would rather see earlier intervention. You know how in schools they screen for vision and hearing problems, why not do bg checks on the students. That way you would pick up a lot of teens with high bgs that could be referred for early treatment. I know we hear that obesity causes diabetes but I think there is a lot more to it. You could have teens who do everything right- diet, exercise, BMI and still get Diabetes. I remember when my kids were in school and we took them for physicals there never was any fasting bg tests unless they thought there was a problem. My kids were thin. I think there should be a bg screening every time you go to the doctor. That is the only way you are going to stop it.

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Yeah, knowing what they have done with other mandates -- such as nutrition, for instance, on a large scale?

Who, what, when, where, how .... I am sure we here can see the pitfalls of THAT. The usual Low Fat, High Carb BS.

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Like the idea - but...

The advice, as everyone else has said, would be to follow the high carb dogma. And we all know how much good that does for us.

Without the feeling that "this means me" - would the kids listen? To me "diet" was something Judy did when she wanted to shed a few pounds. Then came 10 August 2010. NOW - I care!

Even if the kids listen - would their parents? Sorry but I fear not. We are all trapped in the concept of convenience foods. On one occasion Judy mentioned to a friend that she sometimes spent an hour in the kitchen preparing a meal. The friend's response? "Get a life..."

Good idea! Shame it won't be allowed to work.

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Do you think that Diabetes education should be taught at the high school level to halt its propagation?
I've seen the new mandates for nutrition for the education system as week as the "stop light" idea for the military of the US. As several on here have already said, they emphasize the carb laden dietary advice. The military version is funny when you think about the way they incorporate a stop light into dietary advice. Green means eat asynchronous as you want: carbs; fruits and starchy veg with some greens mixed in. Yellow is moderate servings or one or two per meal: protein and low fat food. Red is minimal or never: high fat food such as bacon, and dessert.

This is a trial for now, until they get the details worked out. Then it will be incorporated into entire military with the plan for international use within the next couple of years. There is also talk of using this as a basis for school menus.

If this gets used in the schools, then forget it. It's already hard enough to do the LC diets without societal stigma. Hopefully the damage can be undone, for when the rate of diabetics doubles, it may be too late.

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Anyone that has had teenages knows all the drug and alcohol prevention that is taught in elementary, middle and high schools. They listen really well when they are young but then go off to college and all that prevention goes out the window and they bow to peer pressure to drink. I would tend to think it would be the same with Diabetes Education. Plus we know as diabetics that healthy eating alone doesn't prevent diabetes. If you are prone to diabetes you have to eat a totally different diet. There is no reason why the whole population needs to eat that type of diet unless they are at risk.

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My own mom asked my own self about this one time - saying I always agreed with her when she would caution me about this and that, but then I'd go out and do the opposite. She was right too - I DID understand & agree with her when we talked - just as I told her then; I WAS listening/agreeing at the time. But when I got out among 'em, I changed my mind.

Mom was white-haired when she died, and I'm relatively certain most of them came from her firstborn - me.




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