Want a Personal Dietitian?

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2015-03-31 13:32:59 -0500
Started 2015-03-26 13:07:08 -0500

There have been many members who are searching for a diabetic coach or a nutritionist that understands diabetes. We are not always blessed to have one in the towns were we live.

I was listening to the Diabetes Summit today and came across Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE in one of the presentations. She didn't talk about offering these services, but I checked out her website and found out that she can make a personal plan for anyone who is seeking to loose weight, gain glucose control or just feel better.

Her focus is a low carbohydrate intake high fat and fiber and moderate protein. She can do as much or as little as you want. It's up to you.

It is an out of pocket cost, but about the same I would have to pay for a local appointment. I just thought that some of you may want to check out her website or even just her blog, which is full of all kinds of great information. http://www.lowcarbdietitian.com/nutrition-ser...

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theladyiscrazy 2015-03-31 08:32:38 -0500 Report

I am listening to the same Summit (although I have not listened to every talk). I will poke around her site. I have been sent to two different dietitians locally (before insurance stopped covering them) and with one I gained weight following her plan and the other kept trying to push items that had artificial sweeteners (which I am allergic to and I had to keep telling her that).

GabbyPA 2015-03-31 13:32:59 -0500 Report

You might really like her then. She's a very neat lady and I have to say I really like her goals in nutrition that she shared with the Summit.

Grandmama16 2015-03-28 15:34:03 -0500 Report

Oh, that's funny. If Jesus was a vegetarian then he couldn't have eaten the Passover Meal which was lamb. i've not been eating much meat during Lent and my iron count was too low to give blood. Fajitas tonight tho…yea. I should've given up popcorn 3 days a week instead of meat. :) I went to the Dietician site and can't afford that. My fibro has been kicking up too. Wonder if iron has anything to do with that. Also for the first time my fingernails are soft. They've always been long and strong. I don't take calcium but do drink coconut milk and eat plenty of cheese. Don't know what's going on but I did buy fresh spinach and others veggies. Bye for now.

GabbyPA 2015-03-28 10:44:35 -0500 Report

Wow....this got way off track.

Eat meat, don't eat meat. It was just to offer some help in our menu planning. She doesn't poo-poo vegan or vegetarian. She offers assistance in understanding how food can work for you instead of against you. Her goal, as should be our goal, is to find what works for us individually.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-28 17:18:30 -0500 Report

Hanging my head in shame…chicky hit my only sore spot…I don't care what anyone eats..but she twisted my faith and THAT I don't appreciate…

GabbyPA 2015-03-29 10:36:19 -0500 Report

I know how that can be, but we also have to remember that our personal views might be equally and twisting to anothers' chosen belief. I am okay, because she didn't back down or let you "win". Strength is on both sides so I didn't freak too much on it. Lively debate is okay. It didn't turn into name calling, well not too much anyway.

If you all knew what I believed I would probably be burned at the stake. Sometimes you just have to trust the spirit of the person.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-29 17:57:18 -0500 Report

I have zero problems with people's personal beliefs or their chosen diets…BUT making comments without any basis in facts are different…my biggest problem with her was she had no voice…it was links and you tube videos and cutting and pasting…well she did friend me and I did begin the debate but I am yet to receive an answer…I have a gut feeling that she is just against the eating of meat for moral reasons and that is fine by me…and well I have a show going on the National Geographic channel tonight I need to watch as well as todays Summit interviews that I haven't watched because I have been waiting all day for her to reply..Hope she is not sick..but I think I am logging off for today..Was hoping to have the debate with her today because during the week I have school and work…oh well

GabbyPA 2015-03-30 05:47:41 -0500 Report

She didn't do what a lot of people do in that some just mad and say they are leaving. Members, all of them, need to be able to feel they can voice their opinions. That is what I don't want more than anything. That is what I meant by her having a voice. Too often confrontation ends poorly on one end. At least you have the ability to continue in private. That is much better and I hope you both come to a friendly resolution to it.

I have people here that I just have to bite my tongue and say okay to. It's not worth it to me to "prove" I am right or wrong. I just move on to keep the peace. I know that's not the way everyone works,

rolly123 2015-03-27 21:18:17 -0500 Report

I have ditian on my phone i take pictures of my food and my bs she tell me how improve its free i love it

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 20:04:20 -0500 Report

I thought you weren't going to post here anymore????…at least tell us who you are and dont hide…for crying out loud we all know it is you…we are adults…and if you don't agree with eating meat that is all on you…your choice..but don't tell me my eating meat is wrong…as I said before Jesus fed the masses with fish..NOT tofu..

MamaSpook 2015-03-27 20:40:19 -0500 Report

Jesus was a vegetarian

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:47:50 -0500 Report

Your quotes are indeed from the bible but taken out of context…you see…GOD did order the sacrifice of animals…God did replace Abrahams son with a Ram..God did in fact feed the masses with Fish and Jesus took part in Passover dinner..did God make mistakes…No he didn't

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 20:46:33 -0500 Report

lmao…you really have been "gotten to"..God ordered the slaughter of lambs on a regular basis along with sacrafices of animals…need I remind you of the story of Abraham and his son…I taught bible school for years and Jesus DID feed the masses with fish..so I guess God was wrong…I don't know what religion you practice but don't spread lies about my savior..if he thought eating flesh was wrong he wouldn't of given the fish to the people..

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 20:52:55 -0500 Report

what no answer..forget what you have been told…pick up YOUR bible and read…there is nothing you can argue that can change the word of God..no matter how desperately you want to…if you chose to live a vegan lifestyle God bless you..but don't invent things to "justify" your decision..

MamaSpook 2015-03-27 21:02:36 -0500 Report

Genesis 1:30

And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

MamaSpook 2015-03-27 21:01:31 -0500 Report

Isaiah 1:11

“What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:45:16 -0500 Report

Exodus 12:8 ESV

They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:43:29 -0500 Report

Matthew 14:19 ESV

Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:33:50 -0500 Report

Deuteronomy 14:1-29

“You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. “You shall not eat any abomination. These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the mountain sheep. …

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:36:07 -0500 Report

This one is my favorite…wink wink…you see God did not want people to just bleed animals and expect that all the evils they have done will be covered..He did not want people to believe that they were free to do any evil deeds and their sins would still be forgiven…so he is clear that the shedding of blood WITHOUT true repentance is not enough to be forgiven from sin…it was done by hypocrites..

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:32:23 -0500 Report

Leviticus 12:6 ESV /

“‘And when the days of her purifying are completed, whether for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the entrance of the tent of meeting a lamb a year old for a burnt offering, and a pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering,

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:31:07 -0500 Report

Genesis 8:20-22 ESV

Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:25:00 -0500 Report

You are what I like to call a pick and chose Christian…you take several quotes..the ones that seem to prove your point..when in fact they are out of context..if you do NOT believe in the ENTIRE bible..you ARE NOT Christian…I pity you…MY diet has cured all of my health problems..My diet cured my fatty liver in less than three mos…I saw your list of health ailments..they read like a medical journal…sad..very sad…I am sure being vegan didn't cause them..but being vegan sure as hell didn't cure them either…when they are ALL GONE..come back and talk to me..until then I will silently pity you and your misuse of scripture…

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:54:17 -0500 Report

I don't argue with "Christians" about my beliefs..there is NOTHING to argue…I have the book…I can read it myself..

MamaSpook 2015-03-27 21:46:15 -0500 Report

I used to take 18 different medications, I am down to 6 and hope to eliminate all of them eventually because I don't listen to the lies of doctors, big pharma or anything else that makes money from people being repeat customers. I have done enough research in the past 6 years to know we have been lied to and deceived by so called "professionals" , the meat and dairy industry, and I won't fall for it anymore. the ONLY reason someone still thinks eating animal products, processed foods and GMO foods is they just don't shive a get! There is not one single legit reason to not eat healthy without the use of the previously mentioned products, humans are NOT designed to digest it and they can thrive just fine without it.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 22:01:44 -0500 Report

You either believe the bible or you don't..and frankly I don't care…but don't pick and chose then call yourself a Christian…it ruins it for the rest of us that believe the word…word for word…IN CONTEXT..

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:51:46 -0500 Report

I am no fan of the meat and dairy industry..anyone that knows me knows this..BUT their lies and deceit does not mean we are not meant to eat meat..sorry..I have sharp teeth…god didn't give them to me to bite myself and chew..I eat mostly grass fed animals and I drink cream that is antibiotic free and grass fed..man screwed up the food supply GOD meant for us to eat…and as I said..when ALL of your medical problems go away…like mine have you can tell me your diet is as good as mine…ALL..EVERY SINGLE ONE of my health markers are perfect…don't turn your anger at the food industry into lies about God…be careful//

MamaSpook 2015-03-27 23:13:10 -0500 Report


Really? Who do we resemble the most…

Facial Muscles

CARNIVORE: Reduced to allow wide mouth gape

HERBIVORE: Well-developed


HUMAN: Well-developed

Jaw Type

CARNIVORE: Angle not expanded

HERBIVORE: Expanded angle

OMNIVORE: Angle not expanded

HUMAN: Expanded angle

Jaw Joint Location

CARNIVORE: On same plane as molar teeth

HERBIVORE: Above the plane of the molars

OMNIVORE: On same plane as molar teeth

HUMAN: Above the plane of the molars

Jaw Motion

CARNIVORE: Shearing; minimal side-to-side motion

HERBIVORE: No shear; good side-to-side, front-to-back

OMNIVORE: Shearing; minimal side-to-side

HUMAN: No shear; good side-to-side, front-to-back

Major Jaw Muscles

CARNIVORE: Temporalis

HERBIVORE: Masseter and pterygoids

OMNIVORE: Temporalis

HUMAN: Masseter and pterygoids

Mouth Opening vs. Head Size




HUMAN: Small

Teeth: Incisors

CARNIVORE: Short and pointed

HERBIVORE: Broad, flattened and spade shaped

OMNIVORE: Short and pointed

HUMAN: Broad, flattened and spade shaped

Teeth: Canines

CARNIVORE: Long, sharp and curved

HERBIVORE: Dull and short or long (for defense), or none

OMNIVORE: Long, sharp and curved

HUMAN: Short and blunted

Teeth: Molars

CARNIVORE: Sharp, jagged and blade shaped

HERBIVORE: Flattened with cusps vs complex surface

OMNIVORE: Sharp blades and/or flattened

HUMAN: Flattened with nodular cusps


CARNIVORE: None; swallows food whole

HERBIVORE: Extensive chewing necessary

OMNIVORE: Swallows food whole and/or simple crushing

HUMAN: Extensive chewing necessary


CARNIVORE: No digestive enzymes

HERBIVORE: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes

OMNIVORE: No digestive enzymes

HUMAN: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes

Stomach Type


HERBIVORE: Simple or multiple chambers


HUMAN: Simple

Stomach Acidity

CARNIVORE: Less than or equal to pH 1 with food in stomach

HERBIVORE: pH 4 to 5 with food in stomach

OMNIVORE: Less than or equal to pH 1 with food in stomach

HUMAN: pH 4 to 5 with food in stomach

Stomach Capacity

CARNIVORE: 60% to 70% of total volume of digestive tract

HERBIVORE: Less than 30% of total volume of digestive tract

OMNIVORE: 60% to 70% of total volume of digestive tract

HUMAN: 21% to 27% of total volume of digestive tract

Length of Small Intestine

CARNIVORE: 3 to 6 times body length

HERBIVORE: 10 to more than 12 times body length

OMNIVORE: 4 to 6 times body length

HUMAN: 10 to 11 times body length


CARNIVORE: Simple, short and smooth

HERBIVORE: Long, complex; may be sacculated

OMNIVORE: Simple, short and smooth

HUMAN: Long, sacculated


CARNIVORE: Can detoxify vitamin A

HERBIVORE: Cannot detoxify vitamin A

OMNIVORE: Can detoxify vitamin A

HUMAN: Cannot detoxify vitamin A


CARNIVORE: Extremely concentrated urine

HERBIVORE: Moderately concentrated urine

OMNIVORE: Extremely concentrated urine

HUMAN: Moderately concentrated urine


CARNIVORE: Sharp claws

HERBIVORE: Flattened nails or blunt hooves

OMNIVORE: Sharp claws

HUMAN: Flattened nails

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 23:30:10 -0500 Report

Oh sweet baby Jesus…God told me I could eat meat…he did…but you already tried that argument and it didn't work…so you started a different one…I feel for you..go find some roughage to dine on..because you REALLY don't want to have THIS argument with me as well…because you will lose this one as well…and frankly I don't give a flying fig newton what you eat or why you eat it…You are sick…I am Not…I WIN!!!!

MamaSpook 2015-03-28 02:13:54 -0500 Report

I don't remember being in a competition in the first place. I was simply trying to inform people to do some research and learn how many lies they have heard all their lives for example… Milk builds bones… nope! It actually destroys them. And there is tons of misinformation just like that but then it takes someone with an open mind, intellect and no fear of the truth to realize that.Since you think this is a "who's going to win" then I quit, you win because I never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed combatant, but I do enjoy a well reasoned and rational discussion with a worthy adversary

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-28 17:37:22 -0500 Report

You are a joke..even your phrase about being unarmed because of a lack of wit is stolen from someone else..when you STOP parroting other people..and form intelligent opinions of your own we can continue this conversation OUTSIDE of diabetic connect…I do NOT need any catch phrases from anyone else to tell you that..because I have a functioning brain…IF you are brave enough for me to knock down your latest argument point by point…and it will be fun to do..send me a friend request..and I will do it off this board and in private conversation…I am NOT your average person…I actually have acquired a bit of higher education in my life both for the current degree I am working on as well as many classes I had to take for career purposes and many classes I took just out of interest…add up my college credits and I dare say I have accumulated enough to earn a Masters and MANY of those classes have been in the natural sciences…sooooooo..let the battle of the 'Wits" begin…

MamaSpook 2015-03-28 17:58:04 -0500 Report

just like I say to everybody that knows me, just because someone is educated it doesn't mean they are smart, they are just educated

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 21:57:53 -0500 Report

OH and I am not a fan of GMOs either…just because the majority of corn is GMO does THAT mean God doesn't want us to eat corn?????? Just buy your corn from the farmers market..seriously you are misguided…

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 20:57:54 -0500 Report

Do I need to put up a video as well…I can put up 1000 videos that will prove my point…I can find thousands of videos about how we are all the descendants of aliens.doesnt make it true .lmao…seriously STOP…read YOUR BIBLE..

RebDee 2015-03-26 18:05:47 -0500 Report

If I have to pay for a dietician to figure out what I should eat, I would rather have a saavy chef make my meals for me as that would take away the stress of figuring out what to eat, how to cook it, etc. Meanwhile, I'll keep what little money I have for the food and figure it out myself.

MamaSpook 2015-03-26 13:20:18 -0500 Report

I don't trust dietitians because they recommend food that is not really safe for human consumption.I went to a diabetic class and nearly walked out because of the false information being spewed. No I am not a dietitian nor am I trained in nutrition but I know without a doubt what is not safe to consume!

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-26 16:35:39 -0500 Report

This dietitian is very very different..She gets it…follow the link Gabby put up and read her blogs and recipes..and listen to her interview from today at the diabetes world summit ..I think you will be pleasantly surprised,,

GabbyPA 2015-03-26 13:57:20 -0500 Report

That is why I like her. She is whole food, low carb, good fats, fiber, and healthy choices in meats. Her talk was very much in line with what can help diabetics find a way to lower glucose and insulin in their bodies. Listen to her interview, then you can look at the site and see if she has what you might be looking for.

MamaSpook 2015-03-26 18:41:52 -0500 Report

you ruined it when you said meat, it is NOT healthy or safe to eat, sorry

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-26 19:55:45 -0500 Report

I eat meat everyday..the fattier the better and I have never been healthier…my health markers..(blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid function, liver function, kidney function) have never been better..AND my blood glucose numbers are better now then they were even a month ago and I am fully expecting my next A1C to be even lower than my last which was 5.4…sooooooooooo…OOO and I eat TWO omega 3 eggs fried in butter everyday..they really ARE incredible and edible…hee hee

GabbyPA 2015-03-27 05:17:04 -0500 Report

The other thing i really like about her is that she doesn't bash or put down people with other views. She is very much an advocate of what she does, but she doesn't dismiss other claims, as she truly realizes that we are all individual and things work differently for each person. That was another reason I really liked her.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 00:53:14 -0500 Report

Just between me you and the wall…well okay me and the wall..because your not here anymore…I can find a dozen doctors on youtube that will tell you diabetes can be cured with high amounts of pure white sugar and white rice…NOT joking..don't believe everything you read or see online…or you will end up dead just like this guy..my A1C is 5.4…don't listen to the dead guy..listen to the healthy LIVING chick..

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 00:42:41 -0500 Report

Not even going to watch it…sorry but why screw with perfection…my diet has been fined tuned to perfection and well I am 10X healthier now than I was before I was diagnosed…DISCLAIMER: This statement in no way means that your health will improve by 10X if you follow a similar diet…in fact I did zero calculations and actually couldn't do the calculations if I wanted to as I am not mathematically inclined…hee hee

jayabee52 2015-03-27 00:13:39 -0500 Report

Spook, I really did regret the 1hr and 10 minutes I wasted on this piece of propoganda.

Oh and BTW this will NOT be my last post here.

GabbyPA 2015-03-27 05:20:18 -0500 Report

I don't agree with everything that Natural news puts out, but I do like some of his approaches. Like all things there are two sides to every coin, even the ones I whole heartedly agree with. You just have to separate the wheat from the chaff.

jayabee52 2015-03-27 00:24:01 -0500 Report

Howdy anon
The author, Andreas Moritz, dropped dead in 2012 at the age of 58; to my knowledge, his family still hasn't delivered its promised announcement on the cause of said death, not that we don't all know it. Watch a few of his videos to see just how alive and vital he wasn't

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 01:19:54 -0500 Report

I think it is sad…these people have an agenda..they are against the killing of animals for food…and they are convincing sick people to NOT eat what God intended them to eat (I will refrain from the we have sharp teeth for a reason lecture)…I wish I could deprogram these people…sigh

Anonymous 2015-03-27 14:21:40 -0500 Report

A new study clearly documents that a standard treatment for type 2 diabetes is a killer, resulting in more than double the deaths. The treatment justification has always been based on irrelevant criteria—just as it is with most pharmaceutical treatments.

Enough with Insulin! by Jeff Fillmore

It seems so intuitive: People with diabetes should inject insulin. In the case of people with type 1 diabetes, in which the pancreas doesn't produce insulin, that's probably true. However, modern doctors routinely give insulin to people with type 2 diabetes simply because it reduces blood sugar levels.

The reality, though, is that type 2 diabetics who take insulin injections die at more than double the rate of those given non-insulin treatment!
The Study

The study, Mortality and Other Important Diabetes-Related Outcomes With Insulin vs Other Antihyperglycemic Therapies in Type 2 Diabetes, investigated 84,622 primary care patients with type 2 diabetes from 2000 to 2010 and compared the results of these treatments:

Metformin monotherapy
Sulfonylurea monotherapy
Insulin monotherapy
Metformin plus Sulfonylurea combination therapy
Insulin plus Metformin combination therapy

These groups were compared for risks of certain severe adverse events: cardiac, cancer, and mortality. A primary outcome was defined as any one of these events occurring, but each such event was counted only once and only if it was the first adverse result. Any one of these events happening at any time, plus microvascular complications, counted as a secondary outcome. The results were dramatic.

Those on Metformin therapy had the lowest death rates, so that group was used as the reference.

In terms of primary outcome - that is, consideration of first adverse events only:

Sulfonylurea therapy resulted in patients being 1.4 times more likely to suffer one of these outcomes.
A combination of Metformin and Insulin resulted in 1.3 times greater risk.
Insulin therapy alone resulted in 1.8 times greater risk.
Those considered to be at greater risk because of glycosylated hemoglobin had as much as 2.2 times greater risk with Insulin therapy alone.

When considering any of these events happening, whether they were the first event or a subsequent one, the results were even more dramatic:

Insulin monotherapy resulted in:
2.0 times more myocardial infarctions.
1.7 time more major adverse cardiac events
1.4 time more strokes
3.5 times more renal complications
2.1 time more neuropathy
1.2 times more eye complications
1.4 times more cancer
2.2 times more deaths

Medical Hubris

Modern medicine's hubris allows it to make claims that simply are not supported. Based on those unsupported claims, thousands—and in the case of diabetes, millions—of people are placed on drugs and regimens that have never been demonstrated to have any beneficial effect. The result is that the general public becomes a mass of guinea pigs for medical experimentation—experimentation that isn't even documented and analyzed!

The use of insulin in type 2 diabetics is only one example, but it's been clearly demonstrated again and again with disasters like Vioxx.
Redirection to Markers

The method by which these treatments are justified is a little redirection away from what really counts. What matters is whether lives are improved and lengthened. But drugs are rarely tested on that basis. The excuse generally given is that it would take too long. But if that were a valid explanation, then surely we'd see the regulating agencies keeping careful and formal oversight over the experiences of all new drugs for the first few years of use. That, though, simply doesn't happen.

Instead of looking at the outcomes that matter, substitutes are used. They're called markers, which are intermediate results that are assumed to be indicative of benefit. In the case of insulin, the marker is blood sugar level. Insulin is required to transport glucose (blood sugar) into cells so that they can produce energy. Thus, insulin reduces blood sugar levels. If artificial pharmaceutical insulin brings blood sugar to more "normal" levels, then the treatment is considered successful.
Invalid Markers

As this study has demonstrated, markers are simply not a valid way to determine effectiveness of a treatment. In type 2 diabetes, the problem isn't a lack of ability to produce insulin; neither is it high blood glucose. The problem is the cells' ability to utilize insulin to transport glucose from blood into cells.

The problem is that cells' ability to use insulin has deteriorated. So, how can it be beneficial to give more insulin when cells are unable to utilize what's already there? Clearly, that's counterproductive.

Yet, that's precisely what doctors do! They give insulin to replace insulin, when a lack of insulin isn't the problem! It should come as no surprise that the real concerns of anyone being treated for diabetes are not answered by insulin treatment.

As this study has demonstrated, forcing insulin into the body actually results in worse outcomes. How many decades has this treatment been in vogue? All that time it's been justified because it reduces blood sugar. But the effects that count—quality of life and longevity—haven't been considered.

There's one lesson to be learned here: Health isn't found in pharmaceutical drugs, not even old tried-and-true drugs.

Mortality and Other Important Diabetes-Related Outcomes With Insulin vs Other Antihyperglycemic Therapies in Type 2 Diabetes, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Craig J. Currie, Chris D. Poole, Marc Evans, John R. Peters and Christopher Ll. Morgan; doi:10.1210/jc.2012-3042

jayabee52 2015-03-28 06:01:27 -0500 Report

So, O Annonymous one, pray tell, what ARE we supposed to do?

The above told us what we are doing wrong, I'd rather hear of something to do about it rather than all this negativity.