Ricki Lake Correction on Diabetes

This morning on "Good Morning America," Ricki Lake mistakenly used the term "juvenile diabetes" when she meant "type 2 diabetes in children." Lake issued the following statement to "GMA":

"When speaking about my new book and AllStride program to combat childhood obesity earlier this morning on "Good Morning America," I commented that juvenile diabetes was preventable when in fact it is type 2 diabetes. This was a mistake on my part and in no way was meant to offend anyone dealing with the very serious disease of juvenile diabetes."

Type 2 diabetes is related to body weight and is therefore considered preventable. The cause of type 1 diabetes is not clear, but it is thought that environmental triggers induce immune reaction in genetically susceptible people. The term juvenile diabetes is used exclusively for type 1 diabetes.

CLICK HERE for more on both types of diabetes from ABC News Diabetes Resource Center.

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...