Good Housekeeping does it good.
On the heels of yesterday’s heated post, I wanted to post a link to the Good Housekeeping article with Nick Jonas, and his parents, Denise and Kevin. They talk about his diagnosis and how they handle diabetes and frankly, it isn’t that bad. The only thing that really got me was the comment about 500 mg/dl causing blindness (I’ve been 500 and above and I’m not blind yet, thanks, but I think doctors say that just to scare you). The comment about injections is a little fuzzy, but I think if you don’t over-read it make sense. I wish Denise had made it clear that while Nick has given up drinking regular soda, being on an insulin pump does give him the flexibility to eat normally. Focusing on the “special diet” of a PWD only reinforces this stereotype. Luckily, they focused just on Nick’s own personal eating habits and didn’t make a sweeping statement about “diabetics not being able to eat sugar” or anything. That was definitely a close call… The Bayer comment was a little funny – clearly a product placement! Bayer’s PR company probably scored that interview, if you ask my professional opinion.
What do you think? Did Good Housekeeping do a good job of interviewing the Jonas clan?