Ending Type 2 Diabetes

By rubagreta Latest Reply 2014-09-11 12:20:32 -0500
Started 2014-09-06 13:39:48 -0500

We could end all new cases of Type 2 diabetes, and make millions free of Type 2 diabetes.

The first thing you do is tear up the ADA diet, which actually makes the problem worse and forces you onto a lifetime of horrible medication.

Then, you instruct those with pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes or who are pre-diabetic to never eat a single piece of bread (including so-called "healthy" whole grains), never have a bowl of cereal, never have a slice of pizza, never eat pasta, never eat pretzels and chips, and never eat a bowl of rice. And of course, absolutely no refined sugar and no fruit juice.

Then you give them what anyone with common sense knows is the appropriate diet - eggs, seafood, grilled chicken, low-fat cuts of meat, nuts, veggies, Greek yogurt, and a small amount of fruit (mostly berries).

Of course this will never happen because Big Pharma has bought of the ADA, which is just another not-for-profit organization with a lot of overpaid executives who are more concerned about their self-interests. So if this became the universal diet for Type 2 diabetes, the drug stocks tank, and the ADA executives will have to seek other employment.

So with my suggestion, the American people win. But Big Pharma and Big Diabetes lose big time. So as long as we have the Big Pharma Big Diabetes cartel, there will never be an "official" cure for Type 2 diabetes.

And that's sad, because the cure is right in front of our face - a no refined sugar and a no junk carb (yes, that includes whole grains) diet.

14 replies

Nick1962 2014-09-11 12:20:32 -0500 Report

I was right there with you until your conspiracy theory came out. Being related to someone who is in “Big Pharma”, I can assure you curing diabetes wouldn’t make a dent in drug profits. There are only roughly 28 million of us, and when compared to the all the other ailments our population takes drugs for – cancer, psychological issues, addictions, arthritis, and on and on – “Big Pharma” wouldn’t miss us one bit. Realistically, we’ll still need “Big Pharma” around. I mean they do actually make some pretty important stuff that benefits us and society. Of course you could use homeopathic methods to manage pain after surgery, or a witch doctor, but I think Big Pharma has a far better solution.

If you really want to lay blame at some feet other than our own, I’d lay it toward “Big Food”. They willingly admit making and marketing foods to make a profit. Coke and chips are not some of life’s necessities, but somehow “Big Food” manages to push it down a whole lot of throats successfully year after year. Hey wait! A new conspiracy! Big Food and Big Pharma are in this together! I wonder if Big Funeral Home is getting a cut?

imjohn 2014-09-10 18:21:41 -0500 Report

You are right, but its like saying we would have far fewer highway deaths if we didn't drink, threw away our cell phone and drove safely. We are only human - caught between stress and billions of dollars trying to sell us all that tasty junk.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-09-08 03:53:03 -0500 Report

Saying it would prevent all and resolve all T2 is most likely a gross exageration. There are people who are unlucky enough to have fewer insulin receptors on their cells, people who have less insulin production to mention a few problems that diet alone will not cure.

rubagreta 2014-09-08 15:14:51 -0500 Report

You are correct. But there are so many reports of people diagnosed as pre-diabetic who are able to reverse it with exercise and better eating, rather than relying on a lifetime of horrible medication.

haoleboy 2014-09-07 14:39:06 -0500 Report

This would work if the sole cause of type 2 diabetes were excessive sugar (carbohydrate) consumption.

"eggs, seafood, grilled chicken, low-fat cuts of meat, nuts, veggies, Greek yogurt, and a small amount of fruit (mostly berries)". Aa that describes my "diet" and the "diet" I advocate to others for healthy living we certainly are in agreement there., but in that no one (diabetic or not) wants to hear that we'll not be seeing anyone embracing that anytime soon (certainly not for-profit enterprises).


rubagreta 2014-09-07 16:45:43 -0500 Report

Steve - I admit I am not an expert. But if your are not overweight, and do some moderate daily exercise, aren't your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes fairly unlikely, even if you eat lots of sugar?

ReaderReader12 2014-09-07 08:06:07 -0500 Report

Wow…well said. I have given up all those things you have mentioned. I am feeling so much better and do not miss any of that stuff. It has really been pretty easy to make the changes we have made in our eating.

Thanks for your topic and again I say well said.


rubagreta 2014-09-07 08:11:49 -0500 Report

Thank you. Meanwhile, Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies are spending tens of billions every year on treatments that are totally unnecessary. Telling a pre-diabetic to stop eating white bread and replacing it with "healthy" whole grains, is like telling an alcoholic to stop drinking vodka and replacing it with beer. This makes me incredibly angry.

jayabee52 2014-09-06 17:17:06 -0500 Report

Howdy Greta

I have already started eating the way you describe 3 yrs ago and have posted a discussion on that meal plan at that time. The meal plan is available from me upon request and I recommend it to anyone, even type 1s as it may help them reduce the amount of insulin they may need to inject..

However, being on this meal plan does not eliminate diabetes in my body. It is still there waiting to pounce when I happen to go over my carb limits. What you are asking of people is to be automotons without emotions and feelings.
I occasionally mess up and either accidentally or deliberately eat more than I should and my BG (blood glucose) will show it. I do seek to keep those times to a minimum, but they do happen.

Also there are T2s who are on megadoses of insulin, for whom this suggestion may help but not eliminate their need for insulin. My 2nd wife's mother was one such individual. She was a T2 yet was taking 60 u of NPH twice daily. Even if she ate the kind of meals that you suggest she'd still need her insulin injections. (I had not come to understand the need to manage one's food intake yet. For me that knowledge did not come until 2011)

Also there are the T1s to consider. They're stuck on insulin either via multiple daily injections or insulin pump. Big Pharma will have them until a cure might be found for them. There are several promising discoveries in that direction as of late. However there are no firm cures to be had as of now.

God's best to you


rubagreta 2014-09-07 11:27:24 -0500 Report

"Also there are T2s who are on megadoses of insulin, for whom this suggestion may help but not eliminate their need for insulin."

Agreed. But what if some of these people, when they were first diagnosed as being pre-diabetic, went on the diet I suggested? Perhaps they never would never have had full-blown diabetes. Of course that would be bad news for the drug companies, and bad news for the ADA, which needs the drug companies to fund it and its fat executive salaries into eternity.

jayabee52 2014-09-08 11:34:52 -0500 Report

Woulda, coulda. shoulda, doesn't do it for those already in the terrible situation in which they are currently.

seems like you object more to the big executive salaries than are worried about the human cost of diabetes. No doubt you are influenced by Fuhman's book there.