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.
Brian Wansink, M.D., Ph.D., loaned me the title for this article. I borrowed it from his forthcoming book, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More That We Think. The book, which I read in galley proofs, is not only great research but also great writing. I hope that it will be a best-seller, and I have every expectation that it will be. Bantam Books will…