Friday, October 16, 2009


Yes, you can research the internet to see what chance you have of passing diabetes on to your children.

But just remember....80% of all statistics are incorrect.....AND

those who conduct studies can make statistics say anything they want them too.

Trust me, I have an MBA degree.....and have used statistics to prove and disprove the very same point at work. It's really quite a fun thing to do!!!

Because of that, I don't read too much into any statistics I see. I look at what I live with. A man who's father and grandfather both have type 2 diabetes....who has a daughter who shows pre-diabetes symptoms. I'd say that's about a 100% chance in this family that you would get type 2 diabetes.

Plus, you have to consider that a non-compliant diabetic who is still in probably not going to agree to do a survey or be part of a study group. So the statistics would definitely be skewed.


Neil Curtis said...

Instead of focusing on a statistics, I instead look at a correlation. I noticed based on (yes) statistics that diabetes increases as the production of high fructos corn syrup increased 1976-1980. I also notice the same element as vegetable oil came into full production, in fact, in the early days of ruining our health, vegetable oil in a can was given out free. To further validate my theory, I encourage you to test other diabetes and have them eat corn syrup. Then have your placebo group eat sugar. You will notice in type 1 diabetics, those like me who make zero insulin, we will need a lot more insulin when we have consumed corn syrup, and I mean a whole lot more insulin. So I naturally conclude that people who eat too much of this stuff will demand too much from the pancreas. If the pancreas is not viable enough then here you go for type 2 diabetes. Of course shutting down corn syrup production would be like telling people to quit smoking. That will never happen. Consequently, the medical profession will just get richer and richer.

Neil Curtis said...

I know no one wants to hear this. I have been diabetic for 40 years. I check my blood sugar more often than most some times as often as every hour. I have no right to allow my diabetes to affect my children nor my wife. That would be immoral when I can actually do something about my disease. I also exercise up to three hours per day, and I think I should train for the Olympics in the 1500 meter just to prove diabetes does not need to affect anyone's life as long as they want to inject insulin. I also refused long acting insulin and simply use the short acting. It works better, it is closer to what the body makes and that is the rest of my story.

Neil Curtis said...

Despite we must be cautious about statistics, studies of families, twins and Native Americans has revealed a link to genetics. However many factors can cause diabetes. Some farm chemicals, pancreatis, and even prescription drugs have been linked to diabetes. Also a strong correlation exists between the increased production of high fructose corn syrup and the increased prevalence of diabetes. You don't need a study. You only need to look at when high fructose corn syrup began production and track the increases of diabetic cases. High fructose corn syrup is so rich, that it demands huge increases of insulin. So it does not take a genius to reason that those with genetics that can not keep up with the increased concentrations of sugar will have the potential to become diabetic. I guarantee no doctor cares about the food supply chain issue. The more sick people, the greater the profits.