As part of an ongoing effort to convince doctors and policymakers to (imagine this!) consider the real-life experiences of diabetics when giving out dietary advice to diabetics, a group of researchers including Dr. Richard Feinman have created The Patient’s Voice Project. My good buddy Jimmy Moore is involved as well. Here’s an announcement they’d like to share:
The Patient’s Voice Project is an effort to collect first hand accounts of the experience of people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) with different diets. If you would be willing to share your experiences with diet as a therapy for diabetes, please send information to Michael Turchiano (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a copy to Jimmy Moore (email@example.com). Please include details of your diets and duration.
Indicate if you saw a physician or other health provider, what their attitudes were and whether you be willing to share medical records. We are particularly interested in people who have switched diets and had different outcomes.
Finally, please indicate which factors influenced your choices (physician or nutritionist recommendations, information on popular or scientific publications, etc.)
Thanks for your help. The Patient’s Voice Project will analyze and publish conclusions in popular and scientific journals.
I know from the comments section that many of you have managed to control diabetes by ignoring the lousy recommendations of organizations such as the American Diabetes Association. Send in your story and make your voice heard.