How does Big Food and the Medical Industry sleep at night? They both promote harmful diabetes food advice that causes more pain and suffering.
- Big Food and the Medical Industry promote high carb foods to diabetics.
- Diabetes 101 – Carbohydrates elevate blood sugars and elevated blood sugars are toxic to every cell in the body.
Type 2 diabetics must either treat elevated blood sugars with drugs and/or insulin, or allow the elevated blood sugars to remain at toxic levels for hours and some times days. There is a better way to self-treat diabetes.
Big Food and the Medical Industry know that carbs spike blood sugars, yet they promote high carb and harmful foods anyway. Even to those that need it the least, diabetics.
Sugary Cereal is Diabetic Friendly?
Kellogg’s wants diabetics to believe their sugary ‘junk’ cereals are ‘diabetes friendly’. So much so they devoted a page promoting their cereals as ‘diabetes friendly’.
It’s shameful and harmful diabetes advice.
Make no mistake, the cereals in the picture above are ‘junk’ and high carb junk foods at that. All of them will spike your blood sugars to very harmfully high levels.
How can companies portray their foods as ‘diabetes friendly‘ … when the foods they promote are some of the ABSOLUTE WORST foods… a diabetic can eat? (Some of the worst foods anyone should eat)
Nutritional Panel of Junk
First, did you know that a medical industry study shows that 90% of diabetics … FAIL!
Meanwhile medical industry revenues are growing every year… hmmm. The Medical Industry is #Winning.
Second, let’s look at one of the nutritional panels of a food pictured above, Raisin Bran.
This is the typical ‘low fat, high carb, grain based food’ that is being pushed on diabetics … every damn day. Hell, it’s being pushed on PEOPLE every damn day.
46 grams of carbohydrates for just the cereal alone! 18 grams of sugar!! Are you kidding me?
Add to that a full cup of milk which is around 11 more grams of carbohydrates, that equals about 57 grams of carbs in a single serving for a single serving!
- 57 grams of carbs in ONE serving, is more carbs than I typically eat in 3-4 days, I’m sure I’ve had weeks that were lower than 57 grams of carbs.
- I don’t know many adults who could eat just one serving of this and walk away sated, but let’s assume so. Even if they did, they would be starving in a couple of hours but that’s ok…
- Because Big Food and the Medical Industry suggest diabetics eat 4 – 6 smaller meals a day.
If you are a Medical Industry professional (doctor, nutritionist, dietitian or diabetes educator)… given that you know diabetes is a disease of elevated blood sugars, how you promote cereals as diabetic friendly and sleep at night?
How Do They Sleep At Night
The picture below, clipped from the Kellogg’s ‘Diabetes Friendly’ webpage shows why Kellogg’s cereal can be called ‘diabetes friendly’.
In other words…
The American Diabetes Association (and the American Dietetics Association) give Kellogg’s the free pass to call this ‘junk’ … diabetes friendly. And the ADA also gives the medical industry a free pass to promote their ‘high carb’ meal plans as ‘diabetes friendly’.
45-75 grams of carbs per day plus 15-30 grams of carbs per snack = 165 to 285 grams of carbs per day.
For reference, I weaned off of all drugs and insulin … but I only eat 10-15 grams of carbs most days.
American Diabetes Association
The group responsible for protecting diabetics … gives companies and the medical industry ‘cover’ while they pimp their drug and insulin inducing foods on ignorant diabetics who trust the ‘experts’.
These same food, drug and medical industry companies donate 10’s of millions of dollars to the American Diabetes Association. Coincidence? Are you supremely naive?
Conflict of Interest
Below is a picture on this Kellogg’s page, it disgusts me.
Note the website address, http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/healthy-investments/health-essentials/diabetes-friendly-foods.html, the diabetes advice has since been removed. I hope this blog post has something to do with the removal. Luckily I have this screenshot showing Kellogg’s claims to be diabetic friendly.
Kellogg’s, with one winner for the “Diabetic Living What to Eat” award…
If British Petroleum was a major contributor to Green Peace, and Green Peace came out promoting deep ocean oil drilling… would you still claim it’s unrelated?
If Jack Daniels was a large contributor to Alcoholics Anonymous and AA promoted drinking “Jack Black” in moderation… would you still think the two were unrelated?
I don’t think so.
Yet, people do not question Big Pharma and Big Food’s contributions… and no one wonders why the American Diabetes Assocation promotes a high carb, grain based meal plan… to diabetics.
Reduce Your Blood Sugar the Warrior Way
Below is my personal ‘diabetes care’ manual. It is truly diabetes friendly, not Big Food, Big Pharma and Medical Industry friendly. Every person who follows my plan improves blood sugar control. Not coincidentally, each person who follows my diabetes care plan reduces the profits of Big Food, Big Pharma and the Medical Industry.