Dear Mr. Otto Patrick,
I generally agree with you on the two types of Diabetes. Where I do not agree with you is, associating the “Os” predominantly in the Northerners’ names, with blood types. “O” in a name of a Northerner does not mean the person has type “O” blood. Northerners generally have names starting with the “O” letter of the alphabet; it has got nothing to do with blood type.
So, I am kind of failing to know why you should lump Peter Senoga with the Obargots from the North, & Abbey Semuwembas with Joe Ochienos from Eastern Uganda. Blood wise, the Obargots of Northern Uganda are closely linked to their brothers and cousins of the Ochienos of Eastern Uganda. Take a look at even the physiques of the two Luos and you will agree. I personally went to school with so many Ochienos of Eastern Uganda; some, who were called Okoths, were close friends of mind. We in the North called their “Okoths”, Okots!
Amongst Northerners, there are not very many cases of Diabetes. Diabetes of the type II tends to manifests itself amongst people with excess body mass. Amongst the people of the North generally, you rarely find people with excess body mass. Most Northerners are lean and mean; tall; &c. This is partly because of their gene and partly because of their diet. Of course Northerners eat foods like meat, beans, peas, millet, cassava, potato(sweet), &c. All these foods are eaten by the rest of Ugandans. However, the North is hot too, which means during the hot season, heat helps people burnt out and sweat off excess fat plus other impurities that normally accumulate during the cold season. Consequently you don’t find many people suffering from Diabetes.
If you happen to find a case of Diabetes amongst Northerners, it is most likely because of pre-existing medical conditions that impact negatively on the body metabolism thereby overworking body organs, contributing to the type II Diabetic condition. What therefore you are stating here thus: “Blood group Os like Mr Peter Senoga (O+) and the Obargots of this world are better off with a meaty diet of the original Cro-Magnon of 30,000 years ago. You the Group Os eat the grains and starches only to suffer the pain of heart burn (acid reflux) in the short run, peptic ulcers in the medium term and Diabetes Type II in the long run.” is again hogwash. Its NOT TRUE!
Northerners eat grains and starch on daily basis; in fact, all our food of daily intake include grains and starch like: Corns(maize), Millet, Sorghum, Cassava, potato. A Northern eat one of these everyday! Ask anyone. Every freaking day a Northerner is either eating Corn(Maize), Millet, Cassava, Potato, or Sorghum! All these food items contain starch, yet I do not hear anyone complaining of heart burn and peptic ulcers! You are again being true to yourself, lying, lying, and lying, about the North! What is your freaking problem?
In the South, especially in Mbarara, Buganda, Busoga, &c, the body mass are different. In these areas, people are a lot more heavier, naturally – gene-wise. Their diet also contribute to the development of the body mass. Which means, although in those areas people eat most of what are eaten in the North, the outcomes normally differ because of gene and also the surrounding climate. The South is generally cold and wet, almost throughout the year. So, a person’s body does not get purified naturally because of the surrounding temperature like in the North. In Western Uganda, in places like Mbarara, you should also note that milk consumption is very high. Although milk is good for bone development – the reason they grow tall – dairy products tend to make people develop excess body mass. Mbarara in fact boast women with the best bahind in the country. One such woman, with the best behind in all of Mbarara, and therefore the best in all of Uganda, is an hotel owner. Do you deny it? Go to that hotel you will eat very good meal mister!
People who consumes lots of dairy products tend to grow fatter than those who don’t. But these situations are now being complicated by the consumption of fast food products: French fries, hamburgers, plus other chemically pregnants drinks like coke, which Gook is alluding to. All these contribute not in small terms, to the explosive Diabetes in Mbarara.
In my opinion, the government needs to take serious steps to stump out all of these foreign products. They are not healthy for the populations. Failure to do so means the situation is only going to get worse!