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Diabetes Group to Steve-O: Don't Hate on Meat!

6/1/2011 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The American Diabetes Association wants to teach Steve-O a lesson ... after he BOYCOTTED a diabetes benefit for serving meat -- telling TMZ, eating animal flesh isn't necessarily bad for diabetics.

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As we previously reported, Steve-O walked out on an ADA benefit when he found out meat was on the menu -- claiming serving meat at a diabetes fundraiser is "like serving alcohol at an AA meeting."

But a rep for the ADA tells us, there is no rule that you can’t eat meat if you have diabetes -- every person is different, and should be on a meal plan that works best for them.

0531_steveo_boycott_mini_vid_launchThat said, the ADA still welcomes Steve-O at their events with open arms -- telling us, "The doors are always open."



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16.

JB    

They should've had coke there instead....he would've stayed!

1139 days ago
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DaisyMae    

I think he's amazing for highlighting such a terrible missjudgement by the ADA.

He has gone right up in my estimation - how awesome to stand up for innocent creatures like this - well done Steve-O

Meat is very unhealthy...

Diabetes is a group of disorders all leading to rises in blood glucose (sugar) levels due to the inaction of insulin – a hormone that takes glucose out of the bloodstream and into body cells. There is increasing evidence from a number of studies to show that early exposure to cow’s milk may be a trigger for type I diabetes -the early on-set form of diabetes. One possible reason could be due to the cow’s milk destroying the cells in the pancreas that secrete insulin.

Worldwide cases of now wrongly named adult on-set diabetes or type II diabetes already top 150 million cases and numbers are set to rise dramatically. 80% of sufferers are overweight and the first cases of teenagers being affected by type II diabetes have been observed – all the sufferers being overweight.

There is now very clear evidence that plant-centred, high-fibre, moderate protein/fat diets can greatly improve diabetic control and reduce the risks of it occurring in the first place.

1139 days ago
18.

Kath    

I bet he wanted them to serve corn and pea, because they're VEGGIES! Yea, the worst veggies a diabetic can eat, because they are carbs and turn into sugar in the system. What an IDIOT. Good to see so many people on here know exactly what and why diabetics should eat protein. As for you veggies, thats fine if you choose to only eat vegetables but we are omnivores, not herbivores and our bodies are prepared to process meat.

As for you veggies, since you think you are so self-righteous about not inflicting pain, chew on this: Studies have shown that plants FEEL PAIN.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_perception_(paranormal)
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060...906213525AAZt1Kv
Now whatcha gonna eat?

1139 days ago
19.

Jessica Witmer    

I'm so tired of vegetarians pushing their agenda on everyone. People eat meat. Deal with it. Go peddle crazy somewhere else.

1139 days ago
20.

katie10    

what an idiot; i'm a type 1 insulin dependent diabetic, protein (meat) is one of the very few things diabetics CAN eat without having to take insulin, it also helps slower absorption when eating and helps the insulin to work better when eating carbs.

what an idiot!

1139 days ago
21.

katie10    

I think he's amazing for highlighting such a terrible missjudgement by the ADA.

He has gone right up in my estimation - how awesome to stand up for innocent creatures like this - well done Steve-O

Meat is very unhealthy...

Diabetes is a group of disorders all leading to rises in blood glucose (sugar) levels due to the inaction of insulin – a hormone that takes glucose out of the bloodstream and into body cells. There is increasing evidence from a number of studies to show that early exposure to cow’s milk may be a trigger for type I diabetes -the early on-set form of diabetes. One possible reason could be due to the cow’s milk destroying the cells in the pancreas that secrete insulin.

Worldwide cases of now wrongly named adult on-set diabetes or type II diabetes already top 150 million cases and numbers are set to rise dramatically. 80% of sufferers are overweight and the first cases of teenagers being affected by type II diabetes have been observed – all the sufferers being overweight.

There is now very clear evidence that plant-centred, high-fibre, moderate protein/fat diets can greatly improve diabetic control and reduce the risks of it occurring in the first place.
DaisyMae 39 minutes ago


STFU and get a clue...you haven't any idea what you're talking about. I have no idea about type 2 diabetes, usually...yes they're overweight, have metabloic issues...but type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, something creates havoc in one's body and attacks the beta cells (kills them) in one's pancreas, which produces insulin. Cow's milk...give me a frickin' break, children as young as 4 months old, unfortunately, get type 1 diabetes and it is a horrible disease with NO cure and no diet in the world will remove the fact that they (we) will need to inject insulin for the rest of our lives or we will die, and they're probably consuming only breast milk. Cows milk hasn't a damn thing to do with it, nor does diet with a type 1 diabetic. i myself have been a competitive athlete all my life, extremely fit, thin (almost too thin, as are most type 1 diabetics). we could NEVER eat a damn thing again and it wouldn't change a thing. People confuse type 1 and type 2 diabetes...educate yourself!

1139 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

At first I was like wtf? it's not cake, dumbass. But then I started to think that his focus could be people with type 2 diabetes who would or could benefit greatly by adopting a healthy vegetarian diet. Just going to give Steve the benefit of the doubt in this story.

1139 days ago
23.

MomVsWild    

Hey dumbass.. Meat doesn't have carbs unless you add BBQ sauce.

1139 days ago
24.

Meanie    

Another f'g celebrity going nuts for a cause they know NOTHING about. Idiot.

1139 days ago
25.

Me    

If you go to their site the whole purpose of the event was to promote healthy eating habits. Neither side has said what kind of meat they were serving. Some meats whether you have health issues or not are unhealthy. It just depends what kind of meat they were serving and promoting as healthy.

1139 days ago
26.

d    

Good for you Steve O!!!! It's too bad there are so many ignorant people out there that think eating meat is actually good for them...and i believe the obesity rate speaks for itself. Let the haters hate...they are the ones with the ever expanding waste lines and high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease etc. Those of us who eat healthy, are healthy. :)

1139 days ago
27.

healthreform    

The Anti Obesity drug makers and diabetes drug makers take in 10 billion$$$$ every year with no cure

Food Chemicals are the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis

The FDA and Drug makers know this and are laughing to the Billionaire$$$ bank

The food chemicals break the gut(insulin) and this is the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis
A filmmaker has been reversing diabetes and Obesity in now 10 countries and the drug makers do not promote the story SEE HERE
http://spirithappy.wordpress.com/new-type-2-diabetes-diet-cure

1139 days ago
28.

toaddy    

I do not have a problem with his stance if it is for vegetarian cir***stances. However, it is misinformation for diabetics,alcoholics and everyone else to state that serving meat at a ADA function is the same as giving alcohol to alcoholics. Cupcakes and candy maybe, but lean protein?????

There are enough jackass type people out there who would probably listen to a celebrity over a nutritionist and their doctor.Diabetics need protein to stabilize their sugar levels. He needs to retract or clarify his statement.

1139 days ago
29.

LonnieB    

Why is it that vegans, PETA-philes, ex-smokers, athiests and "progressive" liberals all seem to think that they are somehow magically endowed with secret, sacred knowledge and that they MUST foist their lunacy on others, whether we want to hear it or not? Did their Earth-mother Giah (sp?) select them to save all of humanity from itself?

Mental disorders....yeah, that's the ticket!!!

1139 days ago
30.

LonnieB    

Why is it that vegans, PETA-philes, ex-smokers, athiests and "progressive" liberals all seem to think that they are somehow magically endowed with secret, sacred knowledge and that they MUST foist their lunacy on others, whether we want to hear it or not? Did their Earth-mother Giah (sp?) select them to save all of humanity from itself?

Mental disorders....yeah, that's the ticket!!!

1139 days ago
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