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    Truly pathetic advice for diabetics
    EngineerGuy posted:
    Hi folks,

    Here is a link to discuss options for diabetic treatment. The discussion actually is an informative discussion comparing drug treatments.

    On the other side, the "options" for diabetics are drugs, drugs, drugs, and more drugs. Diet and exercise are mentioned that you ought to do them, but no information where to learn more about dramatically successful programs that are medically documented to revese diabetes for most persons. A vegan diet is mentioned, only that you should not do it. And this is offered as a discussion of "options"? No, this makes the decision for the person, not quite simply saying so, that you must take drugs and drugs, if you have diabetes. This is more like a paid commercial from pharmaceutical companies.

    Best regards, EngineerGuy
    twinb63 responded:
    Man so much of this crap is on forums & in the media that people think they have no options, & if they don't want to go thru life drugged up they get despondent by the seeming lack of alternatives. Drug companies & the FDA cause more mental anguish than politicians and their 'USA is policeman of the world' ideas.
    DoloresTeresa responded:
    And this was from webmd. Probably the place where lots of people get their medical advice. No wonder diabetes is epidemic and getting worse not to mention the high cost of treating the complications. There is another series of very short videos on you tube, each of which contains really long ads for Lantus. It is called, I believe, Meet Arturo. He says his diabetes is finally under control thanks to adding insulin to his meds and watching his diet. He says he eats more vegetables but the video shows him grilling nice juicy hamburgers for himself and an overweight young woman. Arturo is fat. He has been on meds and insulin for a while and believes he is doing so well that he mentors other diabetics. He learned a lot from a diabetes educator. Can you blame Arturo? A person who should know better, the diabetes educator, taught him how to eat and all about insulin. He says he did a lot of research about diabetes. Perhaps he found webmd and took their advice about eating meat, margarine, angel food cake, mayo and the advice to eliminate the potato at dinner if you prefer to have some cake or cookies. We'll miss you Arturo.

    EngineerGuy replied to DoloresTeresa's response:
    Hi Dolores,

    Thank you for your post. This is so very sad.

    Best regards, EngineerGuy

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