Just a quick post for the entertainment of all you wonderful pancreatically-challenged victims. I recently caught site of a health advice column in soaraway rag The Jakarta Post which is written by Ade Rai whom, if you didn’t know, is one of Indonesia’s most famous body-builders.
In his weekly column he gives out health tips but notes that the column “should not serve as medical advice…” which is probably just as well. His latest column covers Type One diabetes, which he defines as a “condition where pancreas produces large amounts of insulin to clear the blood of sugar from food”. Phew! I’m cured!
He then goes onto describe hypoglycaemia as a condition where with an “absence of food…may lead to death”. Eek – I thought I was cured, now a simple hypo may lead to my untimely demise. He then helpfully suggests that “you work your schedule around your meal plan, not the other way around.” Obviously he’s not heard of DAFNE or carb. counting then. Exercise is easy though – our weightlifting friend suggests that resistance training for diabetics is fine as long you “do it after at least two meals”. Why after two meals I wonder?
So there you have it – quality diabetes education for us all! Who needs a specialist diabetes nurse to help you when you have the depth of knowledge inherant in Indonesian body builders?