Since my diagnosis in 2009, I’ve seen a lot of horrible diabetes advice. Even today in 2017, the medical industry STILL promotes incredibly harmful information.
- Video proof of horrible diabetes advice!
(Note: The video has since been removed, I like to think I had something to do with that.) :)
- Hospital promoting horrible diabetes advice!
- The American Diabetes Association awards them.
In this post I include a video with literally some of the worst diabetic advice I’ve EVER heard and links from a medical center promoting VERY HIGH carb requirements. All this in 2017? Really?
It’s time we hold the medical industry accountable for the harm they cause. This includes doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, and diabetes educators. They can no longer ‘parrot’ the harmful advice provided in studies tainted by Big Food and Big Pharma.
Googling for Diabetes Care
I’m a formerly obese, formerly drug and insulin dependent diabetic. Since 2009 I have successfully self-managed my diabetes, with truly normal blood sugars… drug and insulin free!
Since I found a ‘better way‘ to treat diabetes, I have exposed and ridiculed the medical industry. The other day I decided to find a local diabetes support group, to check out their diabetes advice, what I found shocked me.
I couldn’t believe such horrible advice was still being provided, in 2017!
On this JohnstonHealth.org‘s diabetes education program page, there was a video at the bottom of the page. I watched the video and was stunned at the ignorance and the harmful diabetes advice!
The host starts out innocent enough… with the usual, ‘eat right’ advice.
Then Patsy Stewart, a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) states a ridiculously ignorant statement.
“Carbs is your brain food”
Disregard the poor grammar, what planet is this CDE from?
It’s laughable and yet so sad due to the pain and suffering this advice causes.
Your body makes all the glucose your brain and body needs! We DO NOT require dietary carbohydrates to survive NOR THRIVE!
The ignorance is appalling! But more than that, the ignorance causes much pain and agony! …sadly there is more. She doubles down on stupidity.
“Your body can not live without carbohydrates.”
More ignorance, causing more harm.
We do not require dietary carbohydrates to survive, nor THRIVE!
The medical industry has been parroting this lie for decades!
Next, the usual BS follows about portion control, she suggests eating half a potato so you can eat a roll… blah, blah, blah.
Details of Diabetes Advice
Then the “Certified Diabetes Educator” gets down to details…
“Most people need anywhere from 50-60 grams of carbs per meal”.
Wrong! No one needs 50-60 grams of carbs per meal … no one! She is a Medical Industry PARROT! Repeating the lies that Big Food and Big Pharma promote.
FYI, I’ve averaged 10-15 grams of carbs PER DAY … for over 8 years! And I THRIVE!
As bad as 50-60 grams of carbs per meal sounds … it gets worse. She’s not talking about two or three meals per day… no.
She recommends 20 grams of carbs PER SNACK and …
“We can eat something every two hours.”
WHAT THE F*CK!? ….. every two hours is guaranteed to do three things.
- maintain elevated blood sugar levels toxic to every cell and organ in your body
- cause a downward health spiral
- increase the revenue of the Big Food, Big Pharma and the Medical Industry
As bad as all this information is … it gets EVEN worse.
“We need to learn to graze.”
???? Truly, my jaw dropped. I sat stunned as I watched this obese person give out such horrible advice.
We are NOT cows!
We are NOT ruminants!
We should NEVER graze.
“Eat every 3 – 4 hours, so your blood sugar doesn’t fluctuate up and down.”
Your blood sugars will stay ELEVATED and at toxic levels, requiring more and more drugs and more and more insulin… if you follow this harmful diabetes advice.
If you want to graze, and spend the rest of your life in a downward health spiral taking more and more drugs… and requiring more and more medical industry services… BY ALL MEANS GRAZE!
But if you want to thrive, and truly start LIVING!
Eat a truly low carb paleo meal plan.
Rogue Diabetes Advice?
The diabetes educator is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
On Johnston Health’s “Carb Counting” page, the harmful advice is repeated, with the hospital putting it’s full weight and reputation behind the harmful advice.
Additionally the hospital provided a link to a ‘carb calculator‘ … more disgusting diabetes advice. According to my desired weight of 165 lbs (my current weight) I should be eating 2,310 calories per day. That’s roughly the calculations I’ve come up with independently online.
According to the hospital’s link, based on 2,310 calories, I should be consuming 288 grams of carbohydrates per day!
It’s a recipe for elevated blood sugars, organ failures and amputations.
Remember: I thrive on 10-15 grams of carbs per day and have done so for over eight years! … drug and insulin free.
Here’s the video link, that started all of this.
Benefits from Harmful Diabetes Advice
And for the hospital’s efforts of promoting a high carb, drug and insulin inducing diet… the American Diabetes Association awarded the hospital with the ‘prestigious’ Diabetes Education Award, so the ADA is fully complicit in this deceit.
Who benefits from such harmful diabetes advice?
Certainly not the diabetic.
This harmful diabetes advice benefits Big Food, Big Pharma and the Medical Industry.
Millions suffer, while a relative few profit.
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