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Diabetes Scams And How To Foil Them

Diabetes Scams And How To Foil Them

If you wanted to make a lot of money fast and weren't limited by any ethics like honesty, I can't think of any better target than those of us who have diabetes. I don't think that we are any more gullible than other people. But we have all the characteristics that scammers value the most: 1. We are a sitting duck. Because diabetes is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured, it is by definition a chronic disease . Scammers have plenty of time try to tempt us. 2. We represent a big audience for anyone who wants to get into our pockets. One of every 11 Americans have diabetes, a total of about 29 million people . About 21 million of us know that we have diabetes. 3. Diabetes is a growth industry. From 1980 through 2011, the crude prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased 176 percent . 4. We know that we have to take charge of our health every day and can't rely on our doctors who we see only every few months. This do-it-yourself ethic leaves us much more vulnerable to unethical people who want our money than people with other health conditions who simply rely on their doctors. But we aren't helpless prey. We have an excellent tool that will protect us: our minds. In this post I am trying to add a few tips for you to consider. This post won't be telling you about the scams that I have encountered. For one thing, I have read literally thousands of these phony pitches. For another, some of the scammers operate on the basis that any publicity is good publicity. When you use the Internet to look for diabetes information, you need to consider the motives of the person publishing the information. We aren't trying to sell you anything here. Be especially careful of those websites that want to sell you something. There are the hundreds or thousands of sites Continue reading >>

Diabetes Scams Fool With Quack Cures

Diabetes Scams Fool With Quack Cures

By: Emily Patterson 7/6/2015 2:44:52 PM Watch out for an email scam promoting medicine for diabetes or other common medical conditions. These messages claim that the products are endorsed by official organizations and offer amazing results, but it's all a con. You get an email alerting you to an amazing new medicine that will "reverse" your diabetes. To establish credibility, the message drops the names of a variety of established organizations. In one recent email, the study was allegedly released by NASA and endorsed by both Harvard and Johns Hopkins University. Impressive! At the end of the email, a link leads you to a website to learn more about the "cure." It leads to a website touting the product's amazing affects and detailing the conspiracy theory that has kept this "cure" a secret. Of course, you can also buy the "blood sugar stabilizer" on the site, and it just happens to be on sale. The product wasn't endorsed by Harvard or NASA, and it can't make diabetes symptomsdisappear. If you purchase this "miracle cure," you will likely end up with expensivevitaminsupplements. However, you are also sharing your credit card and personal information with scammers, which opens you up to a risk ofunauthorizedcharges and identity theft. Spot a fraudulent "cure" by watching out for these red flags: The product is a "miracle cure."If a real cure for a serious disease were discovered, it would be widely reported through the news media and prescribed by health professionals - not buried in print ads, TV infomercials or on websites. Conspiracy theories.These statements are used to distract consumers from the obvious, common-sense questions about the so-called miracle cure. One product does it all... instantly.Be suspicious of products that claim to immediately cure a wide range Continue reading >>

Diabetes Is A Giant Scam (editor's Inbox)

Diabetes Is A Giant Scam (editor's Inbox)

Diabetes is a giant scam (Editor's Inbox) Diabetes is a giant scam that comes together like a spy novel. The processed and fast- food industries continue to serve up the non-foods that cause diabetes. The public buys and consumes this garbage by the megaton. They start their kids on it early by serving them sugar-laden breakfast cereals because they have been taught by Madison Avenue that cereal is breakfast of champions, when in fact it is the breakfast of diabetes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture continues with the same old nonsense about eating lots of grains and avoiding real foods like eggs, meat, fish, cheese and whole milk. The entire treatment of diabetes involves drugs that do not stop the heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure, leg ulcers, circulatory problems and amputation due to diabetes. In reality, the drug treatments have even been shown to cause heart attacks and strokes the very problems they were supposed to prevent. But the one thing that does work perfectly is the profits raked in by agribusiness, the processed and fast-food industries, organized medicine and the pharmaceutical industries. The American Diabetes Association says it amounts to a quarter-trillion dollars annually. You dont want to buy into the prescription drugs. To cure your Type 2 diabetes, you must eat right and do burn-down exercise. My wife has ben fighting Type 2 diabetes for 15 years. The drugs have not helped; maybe they have hindered her. Something has to change. She is taking 40 whole raw nutrition supplements daily plus following a strict diet along with a slow burn-down exercise. In 90-120 days we hope she will be cured. Her doctor will faint. Continue reading >>

The Biggest Diabetes Scams

The Biggest Diabetes Scams

People like me who deal with diabetes every day on the Internet know that the hucksters are targeting us more and more with their scams and schemes. For people in business, diabetes has a well-deserve reputation as a growth industry. But until now it seems to have escaped the notice of the U.S. government that we are getting ripped off more and more. Surprisingly, it is one of the government’s least aggressive agencies that just went after these bums. I don’t remember ever hearing about the Federal Trade Commission having anything to do with diabetes until this week. But the FTC has now gone after these bad actors with gusto. Working with the Food and Drug Administration and the governments of Canada and Mexico, the FTC has sent out about 180 warning letters. The FTC says that it’s sent warning letters for deceptive ads to 84 U.S. and seven Canadian Web sites that target American consumers. The agency also referred an additional 21 sites to other foreign governments. About a quarter of the firms have already changed their claims or removed their pages from the Internet, and several others are in contact with FTC, the agency says. Even more aggressively and imaginatively, the FTC has set up a sort of sting operation. It’s not what we typically think of as a sting, because potential customers – you and me – are the stingees. To get a bit of consumer education just click on Glucobate. “Glucobate™ acts at the microcellular level to attack the cause of the disease. What’s the secret? Cucumis melo — or Elixir of Muskmelon — an all-natural sugar regulator with none of the side effects of the medications that break your budget without curing your condition.” That would be wonderful if true. But when you click on the “order now” button, you learn that Continue reading >>

How To Recognize Diabetes Scams

How To Recognize Diabetes Scams

Author's Perspective: There are hundreds of scams, but, there are two scams on the Internet that seem to be the most prolific and profitable -- health/diabetes-related scams and financial/business-related scams. Why? Because health problems and financial problems are the two major problems that most of us will face at some point in our lives. This makes us susceptible to slick marketing schemes that convince us to spend our money, hoping for the best. Unfortunately, in most cases, we end up losing our money. What's that old saying? "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." FYI: Because of these scams, I realized that people would find it difficult to believe that I had a blood glucose level of 1337 and weaned myself off insulin. So I obtained a printed copy of my personal medical file from my primary care physician and made about 100 copies to handout at health fairs and other community events. Later, I had the document scanned in order to create a medical PDF file for my website. That helped a little, but, it wasn't until my story ended up in the newspaper that a lot more people believed my story. Later on, I started to get phone calls and emails asking if my program would reverse their diabetes in 30 days or less. When I said "No", most of them hung up and didn't care for an explanation. Later, some of those same people returned because they found out that the book or the program that they had purchased didn't reverse their diabetes in 100 days let alone 30 days. Now that they realized that I was telling them the truth, they asked me to explain why their diabetes couldn't be reversed in 30 days. After several months of getting phone calls and emails about these diabetes scams, I decided to create this diabetes scam web page so that people could recognize the Continue reading >>

Diabetes Cure Scams: Hydrogen Peroxide, Magnet Therapy, And More | Everyday Health

Diabetes Cure Scams: Hydrogen Peroxide, Magnet Therapy, And More | Everyday Health

How to Avoid Online Diabetes Treatment Scams That May Be Harmful Some health claims are too good to be true. Beware these common online hoaxes that may actually make diabetes management more difficult. Tahitian noni juice is rumored to be an alternative diabetes treatment. Atype 2 diabetes diagnosiscould send you running to the web to research cures and treatments. While you will find reliable, research-based information online, youll also come across many diabetes scams. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , which in the past has cracked down on people hawking fraudulent diabetes cures, dishonest people like using diabetes as a draw because its a serious disease and people want a cure. Jennifer Clark, diabetes educator and nurse practitioner at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Illinois, is sympathetic to people who may be seeking alternative treatments. I think people are concerned about being on a lot of medications, especially insulin , she says. Of course, cost is a primary concern, especially if youre taking several drugs. Despite health insurance coverage, many people have high deductible plans or steep copays. Theres also a stigma associated with taking medication, despite its benefits. Side effects of medication are another concern. Glucophage(metformin) , the first line diabetes drug, may cause stomach upset, yet the side effects tend to wear off with time, says Hayley Ball, CDE, a clinical pharmacist at Northeast Medical Group, part of Yale New Haven Health in Connecticut. Talk to your doctor about taking the extended release version, which is tolerated better, or about separating the dose or taking it with food. You may also search for an alternative treatment because eating healthy can be expensive, and changing your lifestyle tak Continue reading >>

7 Steps To Health And The Big Diabetes Lie

7 Steps To Health And The Big Diabetes Lie

According to the CDC Diabetes Mellitus affects more than 29 million people in the United States (of whom 7 million people remain undiagnosed). Another 57 million people are estimated to have prediabetes. It is the 7th leading cause of death, costing $132 billion in the US alone every year. Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in the USA and abroad. This medical condition is not well understood, even by the medical profession. Or if they understand it, they do not explain it well. At first there will be no symptoms or pain from it. But if left untreated it will weaken your body day after day, unnoticeably, until it can even become life-threatening. The most disturbing part is that there are no symptoms at the beginning of this disease. This is why millions of people have diabetes or pre-diabetes, but don’t know about it (yet). They may be diagnosed later, when their diabetes has reached a more advanced stage. But once the disease is more advanced between stage 2 and stage 5, it can have dire consequences for our body, like heart diseases, loss of vision, liver dysfunction or even lower limb amputation, to name a few. Diabetes is like a slow and invisible undermining of our cells and organs. By the way I am John, the owner of this site. I was diagnosed myself a few years back (to my great surprise) and both my uncle and grandfather died of it. This is why I am really concerned about understanding the factors causing it and possible cures if they exist. If you are looking for in-depth information on how to reverse or prevent type-2 diabetes, welcome! It is hard to live a normal life when you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Or is it? Well, it turns out, you could dramatically improve your chances of reverting type-2 diabetes by following a few simple steps… …s Continue reading >>

Fda Cracks Down On Diabetes Scams

Fda Cracks Down On Diabetes Scams

The US Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on 15 companies trying to cash in on the diabetes epidemic, which affects nearly 26 million Americans. It sent warning letters telling the companies to stop violating US drug laws. The FDA targeted marketers of natural supplements, such as a traditional Asian herbal remedy, that actually contain unlisted pharmaceutical ingredients. Also getting warnings were dietary-supplement manufacturers making unproven claims for preventing or treating the disease. Consumers should exercise caution before using products claiming to be herbal or all-natural alternatives to FDA-approved prescription drugs, the agency stated. These products should be considered unsafe and should not be used. Other warnings went to online pharmacies selling prescription diabetes drugs without a prescription. The FDA cautions consumers not to buy prescription medications on the Internet; according to a review by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, only 3% of online pharmacies comply with all US laws. Continue reading >>

Is The Diabetes Cure By Dr. David Pearson A Scam?

Is The Diabetes Cure By Dr. David Pearson A Scam?

Before anything else, I want to make it clear that Type 1 Diabetes is not "curable" at this time. It can be managed and treated effectively, but it's a lifetime disease. This website does not appear to claim to do anything for Type 1 diabetes, although many of the lifestyle changes necessary to treat Type 2 diabetes are the same as Type 1. Looking at this website and its claims skeptically, here are some points I like to make. There are several amateurish terminology issues used by the writer. No one I know uses the term "sort 1" or "sort 2" diabetes. If you can't get basic terminology right, I'm going to be suspicious. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed (it's never cured, because if you return to the lifestyle that caused it in the first place, it'll come back). It takes work to maintain a healthy weight (and by healthy, I mean strict adherence to the recommended weight for your height and sex), to exercise more to burn excess calories, and to reduce sugars/carbohydrates consumption to low levels. Scams usually want payment before you get information. Real evidence-based medicine is developed from real evidence in real clinical trials. To really treat Type 2 diabetes, one needs a trained physician. The first stage is getting the patient to change their lifestyle, but it's hard, and frankly, I think it's a major failure. If one has been obese for 40 years, it's hard to change that. The next stages are different oral medications, some of which are generic (very cheap) and are very effective. The last stage is usually moving the patient to insulin. If this treatment doesn't work, but you think it's going to, you can have long-lasting and quite serious complications from not treating type 2 diabetes. There is simply no miracle easy cure for type 2 diabetes. There is no magica Continue reading >>

Diabetes Scams: Quack Cures And How To Avoid Them

Diabetes Scams: Quack Cures And How To Avoid Them

Diabetes Scams: Quack Cures and How To Avoid Them Got diabetes? No problem, now promise a vast array of web sites with bogus quick-acting cures. There are so many cure-alldiabetesscamsonline that the Food and Drug Administrationand Federal Trade Commission recently launched a campaign against these supplements, using a teaser site for the quack cure Glucobate . Below are great tips from the FTC for spotting these diabetes scams before you get stung: A promise that a product can cure diabetes is a tip-off to a rip-off. Theres no pill, patch, tea, herb, or other miracle treatment that can make diabetes go away forever. Ads that promise too much generally deliver nothing. Dont buy any product that claims it can do it all (stabilize your blood sugar, end your need for insulin, regenerate your pancreas, reduce your cholesterol, and cause easy weight loss). A product that claims to be a scientific breakthrough may be a bust. Genuine scientific discoveries make front-page news. If the first you hear about a new treatment is an ad on the Internet, be suspicious. Ads that try hard to sound scientific are suspect. Technical terms dont necessarily mean medical proof. And the presence of a doctor in an ad is no guarantee the product works. Dont be swayed by a questionable success story. Despite what the company claims, theres no guarantee that A.B. of Hometown, USA had the advertised results or is even a real person. A money-back guarantee does not prove that a product works. Scam artists who offer a guarantee have been known to take your money and run. If an ad for a product makes you curious, ask your healthcare provider about it before you try it or buy it. If youre thinking about trying something new, run it past a doctor, nurse, dietitian, or other health professional who kno Continue reading >>

Fake Diabetes Cures

Fake Diabetes Cures

Tweet A cure for diabetes is the Holy Grail for patients, healthcare resources and budgets, not to mention some pharmaceutical companies. However, at this stage a widespread and effective cure does not exist. To the dismay of both the international diabetic community, and the concerns of many healthcare professionals, a number of (primarily Internet-based) sites have appeared selling diabetes cures. These sites can often be recognised by their jargon and language used, and prey on understandably hopeful diabetics. Usually sold under a brand name, and touted as being ‘100% effective in curing diabetes’, these cures are often not what they appear. Usually, the cures are sold as being a natural combination of a variety of herbs that can aid in lowering and controlling blood sugar levels without the need for diabetes medication or insulin. Don't jeopardise your health Tweet Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) due to the body: Being ineffective at using the insulin it has produced; also known as insulin resistance and/or Being unable to produce enough insulin Type 2 diabetes is characterised by the body being unable to metabolise glucose (a simple sugar). This leads to high levels of blood glucose which over time may damage the organs of the body. From this, it can be understood that for someone with diabetes something that is food for ordinary people can become a sort of metabolic poison. This is why people with diabetes are advised to avoid sources of dietary sugar. The good news is for very many people with type 2 diabetes this is all they have to do to stay well. If you can keep your blood sugar lower by avoiding dietary sugar, likely you will never need long-term medication. Type 2 diabetes was f Continue reading >>

Diabetes Scams To Avoid | Diabetic Connect

Diabetes Scams To Avoid | Diabetic Connect

Diabetes is a disease that can cause you to have feelings of desperation and hopelessness. Unfortunately, there are people who would like to profit and take advantage of those feelings. Here is a list of some common diabetes scams, how to be smart, and what to look for to protect your pocket book as well as your health. If you know someone with diabetes who is not internet savvy, print out a copy of this information to help them know what to look out for. The internet is a great resource for research, community, and information about living with diabetes. However, it can also open the door for people who would like to take advantage of you. Scams can be found on websites, through email, on social networks, and forums. The internet can also make it possible for others to reach you offline through postal mail and phone solicitations. We all hope to find a cure or perhaps discover a hidden miracle treatment. Some herbal or alternative remedies might actually help, but they are often not well-researched. Without that research there is not enough knowledge to make good dosage recommendations. We all have different circumstances, physiology, and lifestyles. What might work for one person might not work for you. Furthermore, without good study there is not a lot of knowledge about any possible harmful effects, both immediate and long-term. People who are trying to scam you might rely heavily on personal stories, mention studies that have not appeared in reputable publications, or try to blind you with slick salesmanship. Most scammers are after your money, social security number, Medicare number, financial information or a combination of these things. Also keep in mind that if they obtain your email address, you open up another way people with dishonest intentions can try to Continue reading >>

Insulin / Diabetes Scam

Insulin / Diabetes Scam

Postby psychiatry is a scam Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:45 am surprised it does not come up in a search ? whole medical system is a scam , not just mental health Last edited by psychiatry is a scam on Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:30 am, edited 1 time in total. Postby Matthew Ellard Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:02 am surprised it does not come up in a search ? whole medical system is a scam , not just mental health Can you actually describe "the insulin scam" so we know what you are actually talking about. We are not "mind readers". Postby scrmbldggs Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:51 am surprised it does not come up in a search ? whole medical system is a scam , not just mental health Can you actually describe "the insulin scam" so we know what you are actually talking about. We are not "mind readers". Postby psychiatry is a scam Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:29 am I did a web search for insulin scam - and got nothing . did a web search for diabetes scam and got a lot of hits . looks like all (100%) of the stuff I am reading about natural cures for diabetes are all scams still think diet and exercise are a way to avoid diabetes . there are stories that kids are getting diabetes because of junk food diets . still wonder why it has not been discussed here ? Last edited by psychiatry is a scam on Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:32 am, edited 1 time in total. Postby scrmbldggs Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:39 am I did a web search for insulin scam - and got nothing . did a web search for diabetes scam and got a lot of hits . looks like all (100%) of the stuff I am reading about natural cures for diabetes are all scams still think diet and exercise are a way to avoid diabetes . there are stories that kids are getting diabetes because of junk food diets . Doctors tell us that we can avoid diabetes by staying slim. Diabetes has a hereditary component, Continue reading >>

Pushing Diabetics To Take Insulin Is A Medical Scam: Fiona Godlee

Pushing Diabetics To Take Insulin Is A Medical Scam: Fiona Godlee

Fiona Godlee , the first woman editor of the BMJ (originally called the British Medical Journal), is no ivory-tower academic. A crusader for medical ethics, Godlee is known for blasting governments for being lax, taking on global pharma giants such as Roche and GlaxoSmithKline for reportedly hiding trial data, speaking fearlessly against corruption in science, and championing the cause of patient-centric healthcare. In India to attend the BMJ South Asia Awards 2016, Godlee talks to Economic Times on a wide range of issues, from air pollution to corruption in medicine and the work that the BMJ does in the country. Edited excerpts: How does it feel to breathe the most polluted air in India? (Laughs) I love this country. It’s a wonderful place and am coming back here after two years. The air now looks a lot better from what I read and saw a few days back. To look at the positive side of things, air pollution is back on the agenda of the people. You have to make the public aware and the governments accountable for moving us away from burning fossil fuel. Your recent report reveals that most of the people with diabetes in India are largely dependent on foreign-made insulin, which is expensive… There are certain things which are not going right. To put patients on insulin is a big push by industry and the doctors who in turn are influenced by the industry. Rather than tackling the lifestyle issues, going straight to insulin is not the right option. That is a big worry because insulin is not without its harm and is expensive in India. I think it’s a medical scam, an industry scam. Patients think that this is the best drug for them, and they need to pay for it or else they would die, and a very big group of people are vulnerable to it. I think we need to speak out against Continue reading >>

The Latest Scams From The Diabetic Industy

The Latest Scams From The Diabetic Industy

The Latest Scams from the Diabetic Industy John Mcdougall MD uproots the latest scams from the diabetes industry in his recent newsletter Physician and preventative medicine pioneer Dr McDougall let rip in his latest newsletter , titled: The Latest Scams from the Diabetic Industy. Big Pharma and Big Medicine have faced many huge challenges over the past years to keep their cash cows people with type-2 diabetes each forking over an average of $13,700 annually (approximately 2.3 times more than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes), hestated, before explaining how industry is exaggerating the benefits of their products. Each major class of medicationwas then evaluated critically. Dr McDougall also criticizedsecond line drugs for diabetes:they are more toxic, he wrote, before citing the six major studies that show harm from aggressive treatment. The best selling author is well known for slamming popular lifestyle gurus and has built up a large online following from the popular low-fat, no oil, plant-based starch-based diet that he advocates. Diet is my fundamental treatmentfor diabetes . Using the proper diet, cure rates for type-2 diabetes approach 100% (with associated weight loss). Diet is also my fundamental treatment (including insulin) for type-1 diabetes. Diet prevents complications of kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and premature death for type-1, type-1.5, type-2, and non-diabetic, patients. Continue reading >>

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