Fast Food Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

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Wherever you go there’s a fast food restaurant lurking around the corner, waiting to fry up pounds of delicious fatty foods for you to stuff in your gob, and yet these ever present restaurant chains are surrounded by secrecy and mystery.

They all claim to be number one, but who’s telling the truth? Where do Subway sandwich shops get all of their avocados, and what’s the farthest distance a pizza chain has ever gone to delivered a cheesy pie?

These tasty factoid nuggets and more can be found in BuzzFeed’s low calorie video 9 Fast Food Facts You Won’t Believe Are Actually True, winner of the 2014 award for Most Exaggerated Factoid Video Title.

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Regardless of what you meant, or of the context, diabetes is still no joke and "delicious diabetes inducing goodness" is not funny nor is it a nice thing to say. There is in fact evidence that insulin resistance, the major component of type 2 diabetes, causes obesity, rather than the other way around. Fast food by itself does not cause diabetes. Genetics cause diabetes. A person with a genetic history of diabetes who is thin is much more likely to get diabetes than a person with no history of diabetes who is fat.

Diabetes is not a joke and not a term to be thrown around lightly. It is a disease that can, in fact, kill you. It causes blindness. It causes kidney failure. It is a leading cause of non-traumatic amputations. It takes years off a person's life, and tossing around "diabetes-inducing goodness" is not funny. People don't just wake up one day and say, "I think I'm going to give myself the diabeetus." As someone who has lived with diabetes for more than 40 years and who is probably going to lose my kidneys to it one of these days, I do not appreciate this form of "humour", regardless of the context.
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Iris- I truly meant no harm with this statement, nor did I mean to make fun of anyone who has diabetes. I'm well aware that not all people with diabetes are obese or fast food eaters, but it is true that eating too much fast food is a major cause of type 2 diabetes, which is all I meant by saying their food is diabetes inducing.

I'm sorry you took my humor the wrong way, and missed the fact that I was clearly making fun of the fast food companies and not people with diabetes, and I hope you'll see that this is a simple case of reading too much into a silly blog article.

"Delicious diabetes" is taken totally out of context, it should read "delicious diabetes inducing goodness", which really has nothing to do with the disease, or those with the disease, and has everything to do with the fact that fast food is delicious and yet causes type 2 diabetes and is terrible for our bodies.

Again, I'm sorry you took my humor the wrong way, and I hope this clears up what I meant.
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"Delicious diabetes." Yeah, about that. I have diabetes. I've had it since I was five. I was not obese. In fact, I was dangerously thin. I hardly ever ate fast food. Many people with diabetes can tell you similar things. Diabetes is not fun and it is not something to make fun of. Try making fun of another disease for a change and see how people react.
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