Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. Ordinarily this would just be another day farther into the week but because of Easter I am pleased to tell you that today is just like a Friday because tomorrow we rest!
So today, seeing as it is the last day of serious time for a few days, has got me thinking about something I heard said the other week on the radio and because Thursday is this weeks Friday (and Friday is the day I get most traffic through the site) I figured I had better post a thought provoking missive that might keep you sustained until the week begins back next Tuesday…..
So what have I got my knickers in a knot about?
A word is all.
What? Like Brangelina? or Bennifer? or TomKat? or Kimye?
Yeah, I suppose so.
Awful isn’t it?
Taking two extremely serious diseases and making one word from it simply because it fits.
Google describes it as thus:
Used to refer to a form of diabetes which typically develops in later life and is associated with being obese.“regular exercise helps prevent diabesity”
Diabesity: A growing problem
The rapid increase in the prevalence of obesity, type-2 diabetes and associated complications (diabesity) is a major global health problem. In Europe alone, approximately 33 million adults will be suffering from diabetes by 2010, and obesity, which is a major recognised risk factor for type-2 diabetes, is itself rapidly increasing in prevalence resulting in a diabesity epidemic. The current cost of type-2 diabetes in the European Union is 15 billion Euros per year, and medical complications arising from diabetes account for up to 8% of total health costs in Europe. For most people, neither dieting nor current pharmacological interventions are effective in achieving long-term weight reduction. Thus to prevent and treat diabesity we must develop approaches to modulate the ways in which the brain controls metabolism, body weight and composition.
Is it just me or is it sensationalism?
Is it trying to increasing a certain “cool” around suffering from both of these dreadfully debilitating and life threatening diseases?
Are they already trying to make these terrible illnesses acceptable by using this word so it will become the norm in years to ahead? I can honestly hear it now…. “We won’t want our children to feel different so we had best invent a word and make it commonplace by the time they start to suffer from the issues” Issues that the powers that be would be concentrating on curing now, if only the monetary benefits to huge drug conglomerates weren’t so spectacular as they forecast sales of controlling medication to these future generations….
People, I understand that this word has been around for many years but it really was news to me and I honestly feel such a divisive word requires looking at because it is too dreadful to keep in our vocabulary.
Because of this we must try at all costs to “un-pair” it because if we do not, trust me when I say, pretty soon the two former founding words will individually have no meaning and you won’t be able to be diagnosed with one unless you have the other….
Stay out of the fridge.