It is quite an interesting array of responses that people have posted to this article, and how easily the last sentence dissatisfied some of the group here.
I've managed Type 1 for 36years & I would never want someone to tell me what to do without giving me choices. I'm really not sure that "easier" is ever the simple answer to what anyone should do as it relates to what we eat...look at the result of our Fast Food Nation.
Health is a life long investment, whether a chronic condition is present or not. All research can do is offer information, not choices for THE best way to manage one's health. That narrow approach ignores the uniqueness of each person's biochemistry, and how each person responds to stress or food, or alcohol, or sleep, or lack of exercise.
It's ironic that some people say they just want to know what to do. But the body must be listened to, even when medications are in place. Drugs are not the answer, yet we've become so reliant on them, and have given all of our power to Drs, pharmaceuticals and this is about THEM making money while we remain unhealthy.
As an adult, part of one's responsibility is self-care. If you delegate it to someone else, you leave yourself at their mercy & quickly become the victim of "what's being done to you" instead of what you choose to do for yourself. Do you REALLY, honestly NEED someone to tell you how to eat a balanced meal? Or eat healthy foods? How to manage medications is a different horse, and sadly, there just are ZERO answers that work for EVERY single BODY. The drug companies KNOW this, just as the ADA KNOWS this, just as each individual KNOWS this.
In a perfect world, every body would be perfectly healthy. I suspect that some form of illness (disease) has plagued life since its inception. Medicine women or shamans were a vital part of clan life long ago, and even with their wisdom of plants & roots, nuts & berries they could not save every single person from every single thing.
Doing the best that we can with what we have means we must learn, and keep learning what works for us in OUR own body. "...not everyone is able to customize the management of his own diabetes." How true is that, really? Customizing's a choice we can make for ourselves. Or not. Doctors DO NOT know everything ~ they never did. We allowed ourselves to believe that they do.