I found this in an e-mail sent to me just yesterday. I find it troubling for a couple of reasons. First, I didn't think I was giving any advice to anyone. I quote studies, tell people what has worked for me and encourage them to read some of the diet doctors like the Drs. Eades, Schwarzbein, and Rosedale.
Secondly, I find it troubling that they believe that it is alright for me to have a different opinion, but as soon as I voice it, it is seen as a danger. I didn't find anything all that dangerous in my statement. It was pretty much just information obtained from the Ellenberg & Rifkin Diabetes Mellitus book. In the book, the writers project an increase in the need for insulin injections, due to a variety of types of failures in disease management and current treatment options for Type 2 diabetes.
I think the real danger here is that one or two people got their feathers ruffled when their authority was called into question. Then they decided to squelch dissent by threatening to cut off access to their site.
I took the sentence off my post, and will continue to self-censor on their site. So here's the only diet advice I'll give to diabetics. Read all you can read, from lots of different places. Pay attention to the data as much as you pay attention to the experts.
Here's the letter:
I've seen some of your recent posts regarding a low carb diet. I understand that you subscribe to a different way of eating than our program recommends, and that's fine. But when you start to contradict the advice of our dietitian (in one thread in particiular related to diabetes, you said "[dangerous statement redacted]") that can become dangerous. We give advice that is based on proven research. Like I said, it's fine if you don't agree with it and want to share your own experiences. But when your posts start to come across as fact and challenge our experts, that's when we have to intervene. I have to ask that you stop posting like this if you'd like to continue posting on our site. Please let me know if you have questions about it.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation,