FEB 18, 2019 5:45 PM PST

What If We Are Wrong About Diabetes

WRITTEN BY: Abbie Arce
What most people understand about type II diabetes is that poor diet, over time, causes the overwhelmed pancreas to lose its ability to regulate blood sugar.
 
In the following video, Dr. Peter Attia discusses his concerns that medical science may have the cause and effect, concerning obesity and diabetes, all wrong.
 
“Maybe we should be asking ourselves if it’s possible that insulin resistance causes weight gain and the diseases associated with obesity,“ Dr. Attia says in his Ted Talk.
 
He also discusses what harm is done by blaming the patient for their condition and his regret for previously having done just that.
 
His hypothesis, if correct, would have significant implications for the care of diabetes patients. In his research, Dr. Attia has devoted all his time to focus on this problem. In seeking answers, he has built a highly specialized team of experts who challenge his biases.

 

 
It may be time that we question all we know about diabetes. It is in the best interest of medical science, and patients, that medical scientists hold themselves to the highest professional standard.
 
About the Author
  • Abbie is an AFAA certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with an interest in all things health-science. She has recently graduated with her BS in Applied Sport and Exercise Science from Barry University in Miami. Next, she intends to earn an MPH with a focus in Epidemiology.
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