Testing for type 1 diabetes has advanced dramatically in the last several years. Currently, a simple fingerstick blood test can detect antibodies that identify children who are at a high risk of developing type 1 diabetes. However, there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes.
In a previous blog I discussed the historical perspective that Gary Taubes gives in his new book Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease. Now I'd like to discuss the fascinating way of looking at weight gain, hunger, and exercise that Taubes, a science journalist, came to believe…