(Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Never in a gergillion years would I ever be a registered dietitian!)
If you haven't heard about it already, the current fascist regime is going after Steve Cooksey. So it looks like once again, politics, ego and job security trump health, in this battle for who gets to talk to diabetics.
New readers to this here blog probably didn't read some of my first posts, outlining how I was chastised and nearly banished from [redacted]people.com for outlining the common progression for that disease we call diabetes. It seemed that just pointing out the conventional wisdom was enough to get their panties in a knot.
Here's some conventional wisdom (Please note, this is not MY wisdom, this is CW!): When you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your certified diabetes educator will put you on a new diet full of lean protein, low fat, fruits and vegetables and healthysatiatingwholegrains. (If you are a man, this may work to reduce your weight and what they call "risk factors". If you are a woman, it doesn't seem to work as well, especially if you choose a vegetarian plan.)
Eventually, this diet approach won't continue to work. Despite a trying to follow a "prudent" diet, your blood sugars and HbA1c will continue to go up. Your doctor may start prescribing drugs and eventually insulin. The years of high blood sugar will finally accumulate, and you may find yourself without your eyesight or your feet. You will probably die of heart or kidney failure, or maybe a skin infection.
Steve Cooksey is a diabetic. He is not a doctor or a registered nutritional fascist. He's just a guy who found success following a lifestyle that the fascists find dangerous. You can visit his website to see how he has done with his alternate lifestyle.