Mmm, cake! Cake which didn’t cause my child’s diabetes.
This week’s episode of The Little Couple on TLC chronicled their son Will’s fourth birthday party, which took place at a zoo.
He had a safari themed cake and Will was served a giant slice.*
Cake! Cake! Cake!
(He was using the #cakecakecake hashtag on Twitter.)
During the little interviews (no pun intended) Bill made a remark that he probably shouldn’t let his son eat such a big piece of cake, but that fate (I couldn’t quite understand him, but it was something about needing to actually eat the birthday cake you are served otherwise you tempt fate) is more important than diabetes.
Bill implied that his son could get diabetes from eating that big piece of cake.
I’m not saying I was incensed or even mildly angry. But, really?
A. You would think that someone who has a visible physical medical condition would be more sensitive to others who also have medical conditions. Wasn’t he teased as a child? Probably. So it’s now okay for him to make fun of someone else?
B. EATING CAKE DOES NOT CAUSE DIABETES.
It really doesn’t. Not type 1 and not type 2.
I’m sure you can all recite the following in your sleep (or lack of sleep):
Type 1 diabetes in an auto-immune condition in which the body can no longer produce it’s own insulin.
It’s not caused by eating cake…or drinking juice…or eating candy. In fact, there is no known cause.