Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice and moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue. — Barry Goldwater
The truth shall set you free. — Jesus from John 8:32
Diabetes is a disease of carbohydrate metabolism. — Ryan Grone
Big inputs make big mistakes. — Richard Bernstein M.D. quoting Kanji Ishikawa the oldest living Japanese diabetic as of 2002.
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of the Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. — Jesus from Matthew 10:29-30
If you keep your blood glucose at ideal levels all the time, all the other bullshit, all of it including early complications goes away. –Ryan Grone
That is our policy. You ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be . . . We shall go on to the end. . . We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender . . . — Winston Churchill
Prudence, indeed will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes: and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed –Thomas Jefferson from the Delcaration of Independence
If you work out the numbers, you come to the surreal conclusion that you can eat lard straight from the can and conceivably reduce your risk of heart disease. — Gary Taubes “What if its all been a big fat lie”
For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. 6 They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, 7 greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi. — Jesus from Mathew 23:4-7
Once you understand the relationship between blood glucose levels and carbohydrate intake and you accept the fact that no carbohydrate intake is necessary to maintain proper nutrition, tight blood glucose control becomes so easy that regardless of the benefits of tight control, and their are many, it makes very little sense to do it any other way. –Ryan D. Grone Type One Diabetic Last A1c 5.5%.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such Government and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Thomas Jefferson from the Declaration of Independence.
Telling a diabetic to drink skim milk instead of whole milk is like taking a can of diesel fuel from an arsonist and giving him a can of gasoline instead. Why? – Ryan D. Grone
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. … Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt, in a speech at the Hamilton Club, Chicago (10 April 1899)
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong. — Thomas Jefferson
Diabetes is a fanatical disease. Sometimes you fight fire with fire, but most of the time you fight fire with water. — Ryan D. Grone
The problem with the American Diabetes Association isn’t that they are ignorant, it is that they know so much that isn’t so. — Ryan D. Grone (ripped off from Ronald Reagan’s reference to liberals in his 1964 Time for Choosing Speech)
“… whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” — Jesus quoted in John 4:13.
You cannot classify the laws of physics. — Tom Clancy
“Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” — Jesus to Peter, Acts 10:13 : Note: Jesus said this to Peter post ascension in a dream.
The high carbohydrate low fat diet philosophy is a metaphysical position clung to by its adherents in a such a dogmatic way that its almost religious. Vegan’s are like the Terry Jones’s or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s of their faith. — Ryan D. Grone
The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. — Ronald Reagan
“…… brought on by glutonous overindulgence in rice, flour, and sugar.” — Susruta an ancient Indian physician describing a disease he called mudhumea meaning literally “a honey like urine” 600 years later the greeks would call this disease diabetes.
“Usually it takes an abundance of anomalies before a hypothesis is surrendered” — Dr. R.C. Sproul to Dr. Stephen Meyer while discussing the weakness of support for evolution
“The abundance of anomalies has accumulated.”–Dr. Stephen Meyer’s riposte to Dr. Sproul
“We therefore, acquiesce in the necessity which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold all mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends”. — Thomas Jefferson to the nation of Great Britain on behalf of thirteen American colonies