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I Gots Me the Sugar Diabetes

Hey, everybody! It's Diabetes Week at the New York Times! Yay!!!!!

All week the front page has had some article about this diabetes thing and how it's becoming an epidemic in NY. They talk about it like it's some new disease that's suddenly attacking the city. It's really odd. Diabetes has been around for a long time and it's been a big problem for a long time. It's just getting worse. Mebbe it's like their refusal to recognize global warming. The geniuses at the NYT don't know something's going on until it's reached astronomical proportions.

It's not Diabetes Month, either. I checked. That's in November. So i don't know what the deal is. They even ran an article about how the health care system doesn't care much about prevention since the money is in the treatment. I couldn't believe it. Isn't the NYT supposed to keep stuff like that quiet? They're not going to make their pharmaceutical friends very happy. I suppose we should be glad of this brief moment of lucidity at the NYT. Or, we can be completely cynical and figure they're doing anything they can to distract people and take up space that ought to go to discussing Alito's dubious judicial background and his stint as a proud member of CAP.

Also, Wei, fyi:

Asians, especially those from Far Eastern nations like China, Korea and Japan, are acutely susceptible to Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease and the subject of this series. They develop it at far lower weights than people of other races, studies show; at any weight, they are 60 percent more likely to get the disease than whites.

By min | January 13, 2006, 8:38 AM | Liberal Outrage