Diabetes Care is Coated in Sugar

Nutritional policy is coated in sugar. The US’s national dietitians group, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’s diabetics dietary advice is influenced by corporate sponsors.

  • Big Food sponsors the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Big Pharma sponsors the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is formerly known as the American Dietetics Association. Given the AND’s past support of high carb, grain based, sugary foods, it’s not a surprise they changed their name and are attempting to hide their past.

diabetes care is coated in sugar


I was hospitalized with diabetes back in 2009, and the hospital nutritionist told me, to “eat the food groups”.  She provided me with a handout of the infamous food pyramid with grains at the base of the pyramid, which included breads, grains, cereals, pasta and rice. Diabetics dietary advice is influenced by corporate sponsors.


New Food Pyramid Same Poor Advice

Both the American Diabetes Association and  the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics support a grain based meal plan that benefits Big Pharma and Big Food.  Perhaps out of  embarrassment the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  has their food pyramid well hidden on their website, in fact, I could not find it on their site. They did post a link to another site and here it is.   http://www.mypyramid.gov/


Unlike the previous pyramid. this tells you nothing! It’s almost like they were hiding something…

I was in search of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’s dietary advice and while it took a lot of work I did find the information I was looking for.


Here’s what I found, the information below is for Grains.

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The above picture shows the recommendations for GRAINS.

For me, a 49 year old male, I can have 7 oz.  equivalents of grains, with a minimum of  3.5 ounces… that is a JOKE! Here’s the sad thing about this, the American Diabetes Association suggests that Diabetics eat 6-11 servings of GRAINS!

By the way, I’m a diabetic who eats -0- grains, -0- cereals, -0- bean/legumes but what do I know… I only have normal blood sugar while taking -0- drugs and -0- insulin.

Apologies, I sidetrack myself on occasion. :)   Back to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’s Food Pyramid.  I wanted to see if there was some “trickery” in the “equivalents” formula so I investigated further.


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From the above picture, we can see that 1 ounce of grains, which the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  recommends that I eat the equivelent of 7 ounces.

That  would equal 7 pieces of bread. That’s 3.5 sandwiches!!

EXCLUDING their recommendations for milk, beans and fruit… this alone would keep me on ever increasing drugs and insulin… for life!

But to summarize, here’s what they offer for a 50 year old male.  Out to the right is the amount of carbs per nutritiondata.com

7 oz of grains  or  7 pieces of bread         77 g   (11 per slice)

6 oz of meat or beans                                12 g   (3 oz of pinto beans)

3 cups of whole milk                                 39 g       (13 g per cup)

2 cups of fruit                                             28 g       (14 g per cup slices)

3 cups of vegetables                                   18 g         ( 6 g per cup green beans)

Total of 174  g Carbs in Meal Plan

I challenge ANY Diabetic, to come forward who consumes a similar meal plan who is NOT  taking drugs nor insulin.

174 grams of carbohydrates will require any diabetic to take more drugs and insulin, becoming more and more insulin dependent.

Why would the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommend so much grains… in 2015?

Diabetics dietary advice is influenced by corporate sponsors.


Sponsors of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Controversy Concerning the AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics lists Abbott (Big Pharma) and Pepsico (Big Food) as their Premiere sponsors. Aramark, The CocaCola Company, The National Dairy Council and the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition as partners.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics receives approximately 10% of it’s funding from it’s corporate sponsors, according to its most recent annual report. Funding from  Big Food and Big Pharma including  Abbott Labs, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Pepsico, SOYJOY, Truvia and Unilever.

Given their list of corporate sponsors… the meal plan should not surprise us. But do not worry yourself about these apparent conflicts of interests….

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has claimed that these partnerships with food industry groups do not affect its diet recommendations.

Anytime I read or here something similar, I always think about the Alcoholic’s Annonymous equivalent.  Could you imagine AA allowing Jack Daniels to sponsor fundraising events, studies or even AA? … I think not.

Diabetics dietary advice is influenced by corporate sponsors.

So just remember this post when your Registered Dietitian  who is also a “Certified Diabetes Educator” attempt to tell you that you must eat  grains, cereals and legumes, tell them that you want to eat like Steve, Low Carb Paleo. :))


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