The most recent brouhaha in the Diabetes Online Community is Ricki Lake’s slip of the tongue on Good Morning America in which she accidentally said that juvenile (Type 1) diabetes can be prevented. I believe she meant to say Type 2. Read my thoughts yesterday, watch the video clip from GMA, and see her tweets: Oh, Ricki.
Here is a portion of the transcript from Ricki Lake’s appearance on Joy Behar on January 5, 2011. It seems that Ricki tries to make a correction and apology, but Behar cuts her off. I did not actually see the show mainly because I didn’t realize it was on CNN and didn’t set my DVR.
(From CNN, please visit their website for the entire transcript.)
LAKE: Speaking of learning, can I also say I was on GMA this morning and I want to apologize —
BEHAR: Oh, yes.
LAKE: Because, you know, though I`m not a doctor or claim to be any sort of expert, I`m an advocate with this program, AllStride. And I put my own money into this business. At that, I`m hoping we`ll actually make great changes in the situation with, you know, childhood obesity, but I did misstep when I said about juvenile diabetes being type I juvenile diabetes is being preventable. And it`s not the case. It`s type II.
LAKE: And so, you know, I got — you know, it was a great interview, and I was really happy with it. But, you know, we`ve been getting all this feedback, and I really want to apologize to the community and clarify that juvenile diabetes is not a preventable disease.
BEHAR: OK. You made a mistake. You`re not Charles Manson, Ricki. Relax.
LAKE: I`m not. I`m not. And I`m not your father eating the mozzarella off your plate.