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I would like to see a tv show like biggest looser for diabetes. Half would be type1 and half would be type2. This way we could show the public the true differences and the difficulties each type faces. We could cover everything from waking up to going to sleep as well as sleep cameras. We could also cover the simple things in life like meal time, and exercise. Would love to hear your thoughts.

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smorgan said:
I'd be a contestant!

No, I think it should be straight up competition for best results. To be meaningful, you'd have to divide the contestants not just into T1 and T2 but also like boxers into "weight classes" based on severity or stage of their diabetes. You could use initial A1C or some other measure.

"And the winner in the 12.0 - 14.0 class is..."

Let the opinions and approaches meet head one - but "fairly" by dividing the classes. It would be kind of like the "Diet Wars" in cyber space but would yield actual useful results instead of just a lot of closed threads!
This would be good except A1C's are not the best measure of control with out including their standard deviation.

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Since A1C's are some what a new concept I would digest unannounced random blood glucose tests. Everyone would eat the same meals with no substitutions and do the same exercises. It is not about what is right it is about what everyone has to go through.

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Lloyd said:
A1c's new? There's 8 year's worth in my sig file. I no longer have records from before that.

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They didn't have them 40 years ago or for 15 years after that. 25 years is relatively new to me. The point is control is not a complete picture if you only look at A1C's. You also need to include standard deviation.

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