I’m all over the map on this one. I’ve listened to a couple of videos by Sarah, but frankly have a hard time concentrating because of her high, squeaky voice. I know I should concentrate on the message, but for me it’s like having flashing lights behind the presenter — very distracting. She actually does much better on this video than for her TED talk and other videos.
I agree that “cure” is over the top. When I can eat the same things a non-diabetic friend can eat and not have any unusual blood sugar excursions and/or metabolic consequences — THEN I’ll feel cured! I don’t really see that Sarah and company bring much to the table. Take away LCHF and exercise and what is their unique message? Others have said it just as well and perhaps better.
Finally, if we want the public to understand the “shame” of diabetes, our members have to understand it first. I’m type 1, but my type 2 wife doesn’t experience any shame that I’m aware of. Never did! We’ve never experienced any discrimination either, although I believe that’s a real thing. In those cases though, I believe the message is, “Your diabetes is a risk factor for employment” (in their minds anyway.) Neither of us has ever had the insinuation that we are bad people or should take better care of ourselves. So talk to me about where this shame comes from?