January 28, 2012

Dear Ms. Deen (& Millions New to Type 2) – A Dose of Support, Tablespoons of Wisdom

Dear Ms. Deen:

Now that the dust has settled and the world knows you’ve had type 2 diabetes for a few years I want to offer you (and millions like you new to type 2 diabetes) a Paula Deen head shotdose of support and words of wisdom as a diabetes educator and dietitian who, shall we say, has a few years under her belt. 

First, let me encourage you to close your ears to all the advice (and criticism) you’ve received, free of charge, since coming out about your type 2. These “advisors” clearly don’t know much about YOUR diabetes, YOUR medical situation or, to be downright honest, much about type 2 diabetes and today’s treatments.

Second, let me offer you a virtual hug and pat on the back. Thank you for letting the world know about your type 2 diabetes. Too many people deny they have type 2 and remain in denial during the precious years in which taking action to slow down the disease progression is SO critical (more about that below). 

 

Warshaw's article Loss & Gains published in Diabetic Living, Spring 2011 issue

Diabetic Living, Better Homes and Garden's special interest diabetes magazine, published Warshaw's article Loss & Gains, in the Spring 2011 issue. The article delves into the many damaging effects of excess weight on health and the numerous benefits of losing a small amount of weight, including better blood glucose control. Warshaw quotes well known obesity experts Dr. Lou Aronne and Dr. Donna Ryan.