Diabetes Miracle Cures

Chris Clement
By Chris Clement Latest Reply 2014-06-02 10:39:13 -0500
Started 2014-05-27 11:12:33 -0500

What are some of the "Diabetes Miracle Cures" you have heard about? Have you ever tried any of them?

The two I see most often are Plexus Slim and "Reverse Your Diabetes Today." I have not tried either of them but I am sick of hearing from their ambassadors. But before I totally write them off I'd love to hear from other PWD who are NOT selling something, and I'd love to know if there are others out there making the same claims that these groups make.

37 replies

Pegsy 2014-05-28 17:39:06 -0500 Report

Has anyone here heard of Diane Kress and her books The Diabetes Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle and The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook? Just wondering what anyone's experience with her program may be.

RachelChavez 2014-05-28 14:29:28 -0500 Report

The one that came to mine for me was one I had heard about a few years ago, the HCG Diet with the book by Kevin Trudeau 'The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About'. Tucked into the claims of a true weight loss cure (that was discovered in the 50's and suppressed by big pharma) was the claim that this cure would also cure those with diabetes. It wasn't marketed that way, but it was in the book (yes, I read it) and many people that read it believed that it really would cure their diabetes. However it's hard to follow a 'diet plan' that is meant to work only when you are receiving HCG injections daily. Especially if you're care provider doesn't agree with the treatment.

I believe that the author has been repeatedly fined as a fraud and con-artist and was recently sent to prison as a result of unpaid fines for those convictions. Unfortunately I think he's only one of many, many frauds that capitalize on people's fears and laziness.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-28 09:56:45 -0500 Report

I really need to start a new get rich quick scheme so I can fleece people, make my money and get out of the business. There is no such thing as quick weight loss that works, you can't reverse diabetes and nothing on the market is going to make anyone look 10 years younger. My Instant Wrinkle Remover, my Loose 5lbs In A Day Powder and my No More Diabetes will sell out over night. I am thinking about all the gullible, desperate people who will fall for my scam who will make me filthy rich.

I do not fall for any of these schemes and scams they are for people who are too lazy to do things the right way. With the right meal plan, exercise regimen, self education and communicating with their medical team, a person can manage their diabetes and stay as healthy as possible.

Anything that promises something such as quick weight loss or reversing diabetes is a scam.

eristar 2014-05-29 05:25:09 -0500 Report

Ooo, ooo, I will be first in line to buy your new products and help make you filthy rich!!!! (Oh, wait, no I won't…) You are so right - scams all around, sad to say!

haoleboy 2014-05-27 15:54:15 -0500 Report

I should come up with an MLM "Miracle Diabetes Health" scheme … I have gone from 325 pounds and an A1c of 10.0, high cholesterol and blood pressure to 160 pounds an A1c of 5.8 "ideal" cholesterol and blood pressure.
The miracle? Eating modest portions of wholesome, healthy, unprocessed foods, eliminating all added sugar, reducing carbohydrate intake and exercising regularly … but no one wants to hear that.
Most folks are looking for the "easy way"
It doesn't exist

jigsaw 2014-05-29 20:05:43 -0500 Report

Holy cow! What a surprise! Who would have ever thought? Simply amazing!
Let me think for a 10th of a second, yes, yes, by golly, I agree 200% !!!

Pegsy 2014-05-28 17:32:45 -0500 Report

I've lost over 80 pounds following the same methods as you. I'm still diabetic and I still have high cholesterol but I am far healthier than I was before! I'm not giving up. Your success inspires me to keep at it!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-29 10:05:52 -0500 Report

Pegsy when I was diagnosed, I had high cholesterol and was put on medication for it. While getting my diabetes under control, I had to also work on lowering my cholesterol. I cut out foods high in cholesterol and by the end of the first year with a good meal plan, exercise, weight loss, I was taken off cholesterol medication and now with management it is fine.

Pegsy 2014-05-29 12:56:56 -0500 Report

May I ask what you took for cholesterol? I am very fearful about getting on cholesterol medication because I have heard so many negative things about side effects. The fact that you were on them only temporarily encourages me! Losing so much weight brought my blood pressure way down but my glucose and cholesterol are not yet manageable by diet and exercise alone.

haoleboy 2014-05-29 14:29:58 -0500 Report

I took pravastatin (pravachol) for one year before I went off due to concerns about the possible side effects (and besides… I'd rather not be putting ANY foreign chemicals in my body). That was 3 months ago.
When I went off the statin my numbers were:
Total Cholesterol - 127, LDL - 91, HDL - 42, Triglycerides 88.
now they are:
Tot - 148, LDL - 81, HDL - 58, Tri - 47.
I maintained a healthy diet high in fiber and walk and lift weights daily. Only thing different was that I started taking 500 mg of Krill Oil daily.


Pegsy 2014-05-29 18:01:13 -0500 Report

haoleboy, I'm with you in that I don't want to be putting foreign chemicals in my body but my doctor is very concerned about my 230's to 240's total cholesterol. I eat REAL food. Eggs from our own chickens, real butter, lots of fish, chicken and some beef. Lots of fresh or frozen veggies, fruits and nuts/seeds. I do eat some bread and oat cereal but not much and I drink small quantities of milk. I don't buy food "products" if I can help it. Even so, my cholesterol is still way too high and I am fearful of the meds. Before she died I watched my mother pop a lot of pills and suffer a lot of side effects. I just don't want to go there.

haoleboy 2014-05-29 18:29:41 -0500 Report

it may be best to try the statins for a short period of time as you really do need to get your cholesterol in check. At some point the risks of letting it remain high out weigh the risk of the possible side effects of the drug.
My advice is to consider taking a B12 and folate supplement with your statin … especially if you are taking metformin
Just something to think about.
Please …never take anything I say as actual medical advice and always check with you doctor before taking any supplements.


Pegsy 2014-05-29 18:37:47 -0500 Report

I really appreciate your input haoleboy! I am already taking a B complex supplement in addition to the multi that I take. My doctor wants to put me on Crestor. I really thought that if I started the cholesterol drugs it would be for life but you give me encouragement that it may not have to be forever. Thank you much! Your personal story is very encouraging.

haoleboy 2014-05-29 18:55:13 -0500 Report

you can take some comfort in knowing that statins are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the US (there's a comment on the 'standard American diet') and serious side effects are very rare


haoleboy 2014-05-29 14:38:14 -0500 Report

side note … I eat a dozen eggs a week, use (real) butter, olive oil and coconut oil, half and half in my coffee and I do use mayonnaise (made with olive oil)
again … YMMV

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-29 13:31:00 -0500 Report

I have not been on it for over 4 years so I don't remember. Fear is not in my vocabulary. Why fear the unknown. You have no idea what side effects if any you will have. People who told you they had side effects were what they experienced. Medication like diabetes can be different for each person.

For an entire year I focused on getting my blood sugar and cholesterol under control. It takes hard work and determination. I read food labels and anything high in carbs or cholesterol did not go into my mouth. I cut back on foods like eggs, butter, mayonnaise etc… and I walked everyday.

Now I am in total control and I no longer focus on being diabetic. Everything I do is so routine, I don't even think about what I am doing.

Talk to a registered dietitian about your meal plan it may need to be changed entirely. Find out from your doctor how many carbs per meal/day you can have and stick to it no matter what. You have to find out what works for you and keep in mind that what I did might not work for you. My meal plan works for me and since I have food allergies it might not work for you. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

Pegsy 2014-05-29 18:07:44 -0500 Report

Just Joyce, I appreciate your input and you describe exactly what I am talking about. Your approach seems exactly opposite of haoleboy and yet both methods seem to work for both of you. I have talked to no less than 4 registered dietitians who gave opposing views of what I should and should not eat. It isn't as much about fear as it is about confusion. I do tend to react to meds much the same way that my mother did. That being a genetic thing, I pay attention to how they affected her and do my best to live a healthier lifestyle than she did. Nevertheless, I still have diabetes and high cholesterol. At least I don't have high BP any longer. I am willing to take meds if I must but I prefer not to or to take as low a dose as possible. All drugs have some kind of negative side effects and I truly wish to avoid that as much as possible.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-29 19:44:21 -0500 Report

Each person is different. The dietitian I saw messed up what my doctor ordered. My neighbor and friend is a registered dietitian who did a meal plan for me. Yes dietitians will tell you different things. You have to experiment until you find what works for you. This is what we did.

Pegsy 2014-05-29 20:07:10 -0500 Report

Yes, experimenting is what I am doing. I'm spending a small fortune on test strips, checking often to see how my body responds to certain foods, LOL.

GabbyPA 2014-05-28 09:08:13 -0500 Report

We do have the magic bullet...we just don't want to do it. You have done it, and it's great to see how well it worked for you.

jayabee52 2014-05-27 15:12:04 -0500 Report

Howdy Chris
I agree with Nick, and believe there is NO lotion or potion which can "cure" either diabetes type.

What MAY be happening with Plexus Slim (haven't yet heard of "Reverse Your Diabetes Today." ) is that as one's fat stores are reduced, insulin resistance is reduced and so one's natural insulin becomes more effective and one's diabetes becomes easier to manage. It doesn't make the T2D go away.

I can do much better than the Plexus people, however. I have developed a low carb high protein meal plan which lowers one's insulin resistance, manage my Blood Glucose (BG) numbers closer to the normal range, keep my A1c at the mid 5's and lower my weight all for only the cost of what I eat. NO recurring costs to buy suppliments and shakes like Plexus requires. My meal plan is free should you choose to ask me for it.

Even the books like "cure your diabetes in 30 days" do not deliver what is promised in the title.

I had an extensive online conversation with one of the authors of that book and what he had admitted (not in so many words) that what they called "cure" was really a management program to control the Diabetes (here type 2) and if one expected to go back to the way one was eating before the Dx of T2D they could not and expect not to fall back into the T2D. IF the cure was truly there, one could eat how they wanted and not fall back into the T2D. At least that is my definition of "cure".

Oh and I just Googled "Reverse Your Diabetes Today." and discovered it is a book. At least they got the title right and didn't promise a cure in the title. Don't know the details, but I can live with Reverse because I have done it myself with my own meal plan.

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

Pegsy 2014-05-29 13:00:33 -0500 Report

James, I am interested in your meal plan.

jayabee52 2014-05-29 14:39:39 -0500 Report

yes, of course, Pegsy, you may find the plan here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

Please do me the kindness of when you read the plan that you comment on any of it which you think appropriate, or not as the case may be.

Pegsy 2014-05-29 17:52:18 -0500 Report

Thank you jayabee52. This is very similar to my diet but I do consume small quantities of whole grain bread. I also consume small quantities of lowfat milk.

Chris Clement
Chris Clement 2014-05-27 16:41:42 -0500 Report

Thanks, great response James. I'm not looking for a meal plan. I've got mine and it works great for my BG, A1c, and weight. Mostly I want to hear people debunk the MLM and 'cure' companies out there. It's easy for me to deny that anything will do that job, but unless somebody has tried it and is able to say that it did not work, it's hard to back it up.

'Reverse' doesn't work for me, just like cure doesn't, because I don't see how one can really reverse the complications that can come from a life of diabetes, aside from weight and BG, which is not a cure or reversal, but simply management. The word is just as misleading.

I highlighted those two specifically because the are the two I hear from the most on social media. The reverse today company has a landing page with a very very long video to try to sell you the plan all infomercial style, talking in circles to make sure you hear the key words that will make you feel like it may be something. I'm sure in the end it is just a highly restrictive diet plan.

Pegsy 2014-05-29 17:54:25 -0500 Report

I get discouraged because everyone out there has something to sell and many plans are directly opposite one another. It causes GREAT confusion and leaves me thinking that no one really knows the best, healthiest way to eat. :-(

jayabee52 2014-05-27 17:38:15 -0500 Report

When I agreed with the word "reverse" I was referring to the diabetes itself, not the complications. The complications are a whole other subject in itself.

And don't you just "love" those videos where you get into them a bit and discover they are way too long and you exit them and the urge you to wait and want you to read the transcript of the video. In the interest of saving my time I'd rather read the transcript rather than watch the video. I can better determine the doublespeak and the lack of logic they offer.

haoleboy 2014-05-27 19:20:24 -0500 Report

I am always suspect of these health videos that seem to take forever to get to the point. I understand 'sell the sizzle, not the steak" but some of these are ridiculous.

Nick1962 2014-05-27 12:22:49 -0500 Report

Within the last year I’ve pretty much formed logic to write them all off as bogus claims. I made the mistake early in my education to sign up with a whole foods group who’s weekly newsletter always included some formula, shake, spice, super food, smoothie, blah, blah, blah that claimed better diabetic health. Quite frankly, very few people who signed up were “naturally healthy” people, but largely health “reborn” folks coming out of poor lifestyle choices. Diabetes, weight loss, nutrition, and even mental illness – if any of these “beneficial” products did what they claimed; they’d be making millions selling them to pharmaceutical companies and wouldn’t need to direct market to us. Of course you can design some good conspiracy theories around that, but the fact remains that all the above has yet to be “cured” so it’d have to be one hell of a conspiracy I think.

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