This is the story of my medical horror story and what I did to escape from the clutches of clueless Medical Professionals.
Also it will serve as somewhere I can organise my collection of research papers, principally on the subjects of Type 2 Diabetes and 21st Century dietary/metabolic research (which differs significantly from 20th Century dogma).
Also of course it will serve to provide links to other relevant blogs and forums, of which there are many.
IMPORTANT! Not all doctors are clueless, in fact there are some highly clueful ones. By far the saddest thing is when doctors are actively prevented from being clueful by non-medically-qualified people at PCTs, NICE etc. It’s tragic to hear the same story
“Yes obviously a low carb diet is a good idea but I’m not allowed to tell you that!”
“Yes obviously testing your blood sugar is important but I’m not permitted to prescribe test strips”
“Yes obviously all your numbers have improved markedly but I’m not allowed to encourage you to do what’s working, only to tell you to eat a low fat diet”
Hence the blog’s title: at some time in the not too distant past the Hippocratic Oath was changed from
“First do no harm”
“First spend no money”
without anyone telling us.
If I was paranoid I’d believe that a doctor’s main function is to remove everyone who is carbohydrate intolerant from the gene pool as cheaply as possible.
Ronnie Laing may not have got much right but he was spot on when he pointed out that there is no word for someone who believes they are not being persecuted when in fact they are.