Is 90% Failure Rate … good enough? 3

I read this article and I just had to discuss, I found it on … I recommend that you review the studies occasionally… just be careful the studies are not tainted. Here’s a post I did on an obvious study tainting.

Back to today’s article

Diabetics in the US, Six Other Countries Ineffectively Treated for Diabetes and Related Risk Factors

Did you read this HEADLINE!!!

If you spend much time in the “Diabetes Community” this will NOT be a shock to you.  Almost everyone who has been a diabetic for any length of time has experienced diabetes complications of some kind.

The sad news? … I’d bet the bar for “effective treatment” is set far too low. I’m sure they are using the same ‘old standards’ like an A1C below 7 or even 6.  In other words, the ‘real’ numbers are much higher than reported in this study.  EVEN using their numbers this is a travesty.

All diabetics would benefit IMMEDIATELY from a low carb primal meal plan ( like mine ) … yet the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators still promote a grain laden meal plan that benefits three groups…

Big Food – like Monsanto,  Hershey’s, General Mills and PepsiCo.

Big Pharma – large drug companies

The Medical Industry – doctors, nutritionists, diabetes educators, device manufacturers, etc.

… ok, ok, I’m fired up and I haven’t read past the headline… :)

I’ll step off my soapbox…for now.

“Millions of people worldwide may be at risk of early death from diabetes and related cardiovascular illnesses because of poor diagnosis and ineffective treatment …”

My point that I want to ‘hammer home’ … even if they received the best care money could buy… millions of people would be on a meal plan guaranteed to require them to take ever increasing amounts of drugs and insulin.

Who benefits from this?  Big Pharma,  Big Food, and the Medical Industry including the American Diabetes Association through increased “donations” from those groups.

“In the United States alone, nearly 90% of adult diabetics — more than 16 million adults aged 35 and older — have blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol that are not treated effectively…”

A couple of points about this quote……

1) If this is true and I personally believe the number is higher…. why in the HELL does ANYONE trust the medical community for advice?

WHEN  is a 10 % success rate good????


EVERYONE who eats and exercises like I do… EVERYONE reduces drugs and INSULIN!

EVERYONE who eats and exercises like I do … EVERYONE improves blood sugar control….


2) Diabetics have blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol issues BECAUSE they eat a meal plan that …

  • is a similar meal plan given to cows to fatten them up for slaughter… high carb (grains) , low fat, low protein.
  • designed to increase the profits of the American Diabetes Association’s largest contributors.
    • Big Pharma
    • Big Food (like PepsiCo and Monsanto)
    • The Medical Industry
  • the meal plan is designed to create the need for more drug users.

Remember… everyone who eats a low carb paleo meal plan … EVERYONE reduces drugs and insulin…. everyone.

At MINIMUM 90% of diabetics are not being treated fairly… in the USA.  That’s moms, dads, brothers and sisters….  all who would greatly benefit from a meal plan not designed to pad the pockets of the ADA’s major contributors.

We “the people” should be rallying together to fight the monie interests who buy ‘nutritional advice’ via tainted studies…..

We have a 10% success rate in treating diabetes ( a disease growing rapidly) and people will not pull together to fight the purveyors of influence.
IF you are part of the 90% of diabetics who are FAILING … READ MY BOOK!  “How to Reduce Blood Sugars”.

You too can begin to add years to your life… and add life to your years!!

3 thoughts on “Is 90% Failure Rate … good enough?

  • _trgdr

    The article doesn’t outline why the failure rate is as high as it is. I think you are jumping to your conclusion a little early. It could be that no diabetic in America is following the ADA diet (can you do it if you eat McDonalds every day?).
    I agree with you that eating paleo will definitely drop this number, but let’s only blame the ADA to the extent to which they are at fault.

    Also, this is my first comment on your blog. I would like to say thanks for having a blog that caters to the intersection between being diabetic and paleo. I’m a type 1 diabetic who is very interested in taking care of my body, and this website is helping me get there.

  • volleyballgranny

    Last February (2011), I was hospitalized for a mystery ailment and, for the first time, came into contact with a professional dietician. Oh, my! I found that the ones with whom I came into contact (4 or 5 over 5 months of repeated hospitalizations) were firmly entrenched in the ‘conventional wisdom’ of the field. I can’t imagine how sick I would have been if I had eaten the way they advised. By the 6th hospitalization, the dietician did things my way–she even drove to Wal-Mart for Atkins shakes and to Kroger for CarbMASTER yogurt to supplement the few things on the hospital menu that I could eat (e.g. baked chicken, scrambled eggs with cheese).

    The diabetes reared its ugly head during the first hospitalization–after 5 days of a 105 fever. Having been hypoglycemic for 32 years, I accepted my HMO doctor’s word that I didn’t need to worry about such high readings after a prolonged fever. But, she said we would have to check the levels in a month or two to see if I’d recovered. Meanwhile, I read an article in LifeExtensions magazine about the optimum levels of glucose and was shocked. Back when I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, the doctors said 150 was good. Now, they usually say 100 (fasting) is good. The article in LifeExtensions posited that the fasting reading should be under 80.

    All this to say that not only are 90% of diabetics not doing well with conventional treatment, but the bar is set too low–our goal should be in the 70’s, not ‘around 100.’ With this new information, I have to wonder if even 10% have successfully treated the diabetes.

    I do think, however, that the newer diet plans for diabetics (keeping the carbs under 100/day) will help those who have a history of much higher carb consumption. In my opinion (and I’m not a doctor), that ‘help’ will only work for a while–then the diabetic will need to go lower than 100 carbs a day to continue becoming healthier.