Rethinking type 2 diabetes

It’s time to stop blaming individuals for poor eating choices, and move toward community action

Rethinking type 2 diabetesJournalist H.L. Mencken wrote that “for every complex problem there is a solution that is clear, simple and wrong.” That observation aptly describes a prevailing attitude toward type 2 diabetes, which characterizes diabetes as a problem that could clearly be fixed if people would simply move more and eat less. Such a suggestion ignores much…