In 2020, there were over 122 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with elevated blood glucose, 34 million with the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and 88 million diagnosed with prediabetes, yet their hope for healthy living is thwarted by medical dogma, disinformation, misinformation, and missing information.

Disinformation, Misinformation, and Missing Information, which is abbreviated “DMMI”, fuels growing health illiteracy and unhealthy lifestyle choices. This drives not only increases in Type 2 diabetes but also cancer, cardiovascular diseases, COVID-19, and other illnesses considered lifestyle diseases.

As described in Your Health Is at Risk, a literate person in today’s world is aware that the traditional media and social media are swarming with intentional disinformation about many topics, from politics to finances, to health advice and diet plans. Literacy, critical thinking, and a tolerance for reading scientific material are absolutely necessary to detect such disinformation.

It’s time for patients to educate themselves so they can start asking their doctors hard questions, and for doctors to question medical dogma so they can start giving good answers.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

These are questions that you can ask your doctor about the lifestyle conditions covered in this book. The goal of these questions is not to embarrass your doctor but to help you gain a clearer understanding of the real medical science about your condition and its treatment. However, some of these questions may challenge your doctor to also question whether what he or she believes is accurate. This is potentially an opportunity for your doctor to update his or her knowledge on the topic and even to rethink your treatment plan. Doctors are not right all the time, and sometimes patients must challenge them to go deeper in their understanding of the cause of a lifestyle condition and how best to help you prevent or eliminate it. The questions below are ones whose answers are in this book. If you believe your doctor is not answering the questions well enough, I encourage you to gift them with a copy of this book.


  1. How do masks work? How can I find a mask that works best for me?
  2. Can I get an infection by getting vaccinated with the same virus?
  3. Why do some people get infection even after getting vaccinated?
  4. Do I have to take Covid vaccine every year?
  5. Why do children experience less severe Covid symptoms?


Type 2 Diabetes

  1. How do oral medication reduce the glucose in my blood?
  2. What is the reason for my body to resist insulin?
  3. Is there a test to know the degree of my insulin resistance?
  4. My friend needs dialysis in spite of taking insulin. Will I have to do the same?
  5. Will my children develop diabetes? Have they discovered a gene for diabetes?


Body Weight, Diets, and Eating for Nutrition

  1. I have normal blood glucose and cholesterol. My brother who is shorter and weighs less than me needs medicines to control blood sugar and cholesterol. Can you explain why?
  2. If I already have energy stored as fat, why do I feel hungry?
  3. When hungry, I eat almost the same amount of food to feel full. My toddler child eats varying amounts at each meal. Can you explain this?
  4. Is it better to eat smaller meals several times per day compared to fasting for longer periods to control my weight?
  5. Do you think exercise can prevent obesity and diabetes, even in an older person who has less muscle mass?



  1. It is told that gene mutations cause cancer in adults. Is this true for children too?
  2. If cancer cells naturally occur in the body all the time, can we cure cancer?
  3. I am a cancer survivor. How can I slow the growth of any cancer cells that may still be present in my body?
  4. Can I improve my immune system to fight cancer by consuming a wide range of nutritious foods?
  5. Will my children inherit cancer genes?


Cardiovascular Disease

  1. Can you explain the role of good (HDL) cholesterol? What does it actually do?
  2. What happens to the cholesterol that is removed from my blood when I take a cholesterol lowering medication? Where does it go?
  3. Can I consume bran from grain and get the benefits of whole grain?
  4. Can’t I get the same nutrients as I do in grains from the bran of seeds and nuts?
  5. I have high blood pressure, but I still enjoy salty foods. Is it possible to still enjoy foods if I gradually reduce the food salt content slowly?

Additional Specific Questions for Type 2 Diabetes Patients to Ask Their Doctor

Consider the magnitude of effort needed to sustain the false concept of insulin resistance, given the absence of answers to a number of significant questions in the diagnosis and management of Type 2 diabetes. Let me cite these questions that demonstrate the lack of scientific logic in the insulin resistance theory. You are welcome to share this with your endocrinologist or diabetes educator if you have prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

1. Insulin is just one of about 50 different hormones that control a number of functions including metabolism, reproduction, growth, mood, and sexual health. What is the reason for the body to become resistant only to insulin and no other hormone?

2. Out of 200 different cell types in the body, only three are accused of non- responsiveness to insulin. Do different cells have an independent decision-making process when responding to insulin?

3. What is the mechanism that each cell type uses to not respond to insulin’s signal?

4. The “insulin-clamp test,” promoted as the gold standard proving the presence of insulin resistance, is based on interpretation of the data rather than actually measuring the degree of resistance. Why is there no test to obtain a direct measurement of the degree of insulin resistance?

5. Liver cells, supposedly resistant to insulin signaling, continue to manufacture fat molecules, a function carried out in response to insulin signaling. What explains this contradiction?

6. Fat cells, supposedly resistant to insulin signaling, continue to store fat, an action that requires entry of glucose under the direction of insulin into the fat cell so that it can manufacture glycerol needed to reconstitute a new fat molecule. What is the mechanism by which fat cells produce glycerol molecules?

7. It is unusual to prescribe the same medication to a person who is known to be resistant to it. What is therefore the rationale for why insulin is prescribed to a person who is supposedly insulin resistant?

8. In most instances of medical management of an illness, a medication found not to achieve the desired benefit is replaced with another one. In the case of Type 2 diabetes, oral drugs such as metformin or sulfonyl urea are continued along with the introduction of insulin or insulin secretagogues to control glucose levels. The explanation given is that this makes it possible to use less insulin to control insulin resistance. Where is the evidence to justify this common practice?

9. Even when a diabetic’s blood glucose level, measured as A1c, is brought within acceptable levels using insulin-based treatments, many patients continue to suffer the complications of diabetes. Why?

10. According to one study, the incidence of diabetic complications in long-standing diabetes is as follows: 60% of patients suffer nerve damage known as neuropathy, 50% of patients suffer kidney damage known as nephropathy, 25% of patients suffer eye damage known as retinopathy, and 2.5% of patients suffer diabetic foot damage leading to amputations. Instead of reevaluating the value of insulin resistance-based treatment, diabetologists intensify the same treatment. What is the rationale for this approach?

These are critical questions that endocrinologists are ignoring to answer each time they prescribe insulin and other Type 2 diabetes medications to a patient in a blind acceptance of the theory of insulin resistance without proper scientific evidence. For patients, these questions represent missing information.

The medical establishment has accepted the theory of insulin resistance despite key missing information. The fatty acid burn theory is a more logical explanation for the cause of elevated blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes.

My theory in short: when we eat carbohydrates, primarily grain-based foods, our bodies create a tremendous amount of glucose. Our cells can only store so much of this glucose as fat. Once fat cells become full, excess fat gets broken down back into fatty acids, which muscles burn faster than they burn glucose. Glucose stays in the blood, raising blood sugar levels. Learn more about Type 2 Diabetes