Open Letter To The Public & Endocrinologists
When one becomes an expert in a field of medicine, he or she is expected to believe what is in the textbook, defend the concept against attacks and teach others to become experts doing the same. This assures the continuation of the specialty.
However, over time, as specialists come and go, because of the importance of the specialty to the pharmaceutical and device manufacturing industries, a dependence is formed between these businesses and specialists, sometimes not in the best interest of patients.
Endocrinology is not any different. When 20 years ago, I started asking questions about the validity of insulin resistance as the causative factor of Type 2 diabetes and the rationale of using insulin to overcome insulin resistance, I was ignored or dismissed. The more I researched, the more convinced I was that logical answers are not forthcoming as to why only 3 out of 200 cell types in the body decide, own their own, to resist a naturally occurring hormone they had been responding to earlier.
The course of action I decided was to write up my reasoning and challenge the prevailing hypothesis of Type 2 diabetes and inform the American public who already know about the growing risks of diabetes in our society.
I have just published an Open Letter to the Public, Endocrinologists and Congress in six major newspapers in the United States and two foreign newspapers
- The Houston Chronicle
- The Atlanta Journal Constitution
- The Los Angeles Times
- The Chicago Tribune
- The Boston Globe
- The San Francisco Chronicle
- The Toronto Star
- The Australian in Sydney, Australia
The Open Letter appeared one day during the weekend of Oct 23 to Oct 25. If you did not see the Open Letter in your newspaper, I would like to present it here for all to see. I hope you will consider this letter as a serious call to action for yourself. The threat of diabetes in your life, or in the life of someone you love, is real.
Please let your endocrinologist know about this letter as well. I am seeking to invite endocrinologists throughout the world to join me in questioning the insulin resistance theory of Type 2 diabetes.
Thank you for your attention.
John Poothullil, MD