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    Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Meet Richard Cohen, our Expert in the WebMD Chronic Disease & Disabilities Exchange. Richard has multiple sclerosis and has had two bouts of colon cancer. In his "Diabetes War" blog post Richard talks about the need to know more about diabetes but also criticizes corporate America for pushing unhealthy snacks in our schools.
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    MrsCora01 responded:
    It's nice that the docs are now much slower to play the guilt game. When I was young, the threats from docs (do this or you'll die a horrible death) were terrible and terrifying. I have a friend who's hospital room was torn apart by a doc who claimed that since she was a teenaged T1, she must be hiding sweets in her room.

    I'm glad that docs have become more humane, but I wish they they knew more about diabetes in general. Parents need to know more about healthy diet too I think in order to show a good example for their kids. My folks made sure that treats were occasional, not an every day occurance. I'm grateful for that because it has helped my health tremendously.

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    Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to MrsCora01's response:
    About the parents is something I point out to parents all the time on my diet boards. I frequently have people who keep their trigger foods in the house "for their kids and husband." Hello. Your kids and husband don't need them either. Sigh.


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