I was checking out the homepage and was shocked to see a cookie jar advertised for sale to raise money to stop diabetes. Wait a minute! Wait a minute! HOW COULD THIS BE? We are trying so hard to curb diabetes, decrease obesity, lower cholesterol and you are selling cookie jars?!!!! and you are selling cookie platters?!!!! That is the last thing anyone needs on their counter to remind them of snacks and sweets. But that is not all- ADA also sells a cream and sugar set. and a wine topper. Hey ADA, you need to add a holiday deep fat fryer and a doughnut maker in your store stock.
After all we do to teach clients about the effects of alcohol on diabetes, high fats (cream) on blood sugars, & etc, you encourage this behavior. This is no different than if a non drinker attended an AA meeting wearing a Coors Beer shirt with a wine cooler in their hand.
We Americans have a love affair with sweets and fats- please don't help anymore with justifying this addiction by selling items like this in the diabetes store. Remove them immediately- your message to Stop Diabetes is compromised. (Oh, maybe these items were donated by the Baking industry and we wouldn't want to hurt their feelings.)
I do appreciate the salad spinner and the various gardening items. Now that sends the message of growing & eating healthy foods. For the other items, you should have know better.
This is an example of how ADA misses the point of how does one STOP diabetes. Check out a program that reverses diabetes found at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine by Dr. Neal Barnard (pcrm.org) It is time to renew my membership with ADA and this has convinced me that you don't know what you are doing to truly STOP DIABETES so I will not be renewing.
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