Beware of Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2015-04-10 17:49:37 -0500
Started 2015-04-10 08:46:30 -0500

This is coming from the FDA, so take it for what you think it's worth. I do believe there are a lot of scams and garbage out there, but I also know that the FDA is not a fan of natural or alternative treatments for anything.

Here is an excerpt:
"As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, illegally sold products promising to prevent, treat, and even cure diabetes are flooding the marketplace.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to use such products. They may contain harmful ingredients or may be otherwise unsafe, or may improperly be marketed as over-the-counter (OTC) products when they should be marketed as prescription products. They carry an additional risk if they cause consumers to delay or discontinue effective treatments for diabetes. Without proper disease management, people with diabetes are at a greater risk for developing serious health complications.

“People with chronic or incurable diseases may feel desperate and become easy prey."

Read the whole article here and you can also go to the page where it shows the companies that they issued warning letters to.

For me, I tend to avoid paying the nutty prices for anything that is "diabetes specific" and I have found a lot of great things by going outside the norm. You have to do what feels right for you, and this article can at least give you a heads up on what is going on out there.

9 replies

luscious11 2015-04-10 16:07:38 -0500 Report

hey some of these companies write me an state all the madness. I laugh an delete them thank you for keeping me informed. I have notified the fda as to the companies and the bbb to.

daizie 2015-04-10 12:21:45 -0500 Report

If you are interested in a product; do a Google search on it. Find out what others say, side effects, everything you can find out; do. It may save your life.
Now the FDA also only requires a 3 wk test and it seems lately, they can be bought off by companies such as Monsanto that shares a director with them.
So we have to do our own homework before using anything today.

jimLE 2015-04-10 11:26:52 -0500 Report

i do get emails time to time,that read miracle drug cure(s) for this to lower your diabetes problems with this amazing drug,etc etc…in which i simply delete them.on account i simply dont believe them any more then i believe that i stand 10 feet tall..and if i do come across something that could be possible,when it comes to working or not.i take the time to find out if it does, or not..

ConnieMarie 2015-04-10 11:17:31 -0500 Report

I do buy a few things but not for 'diabetes' - a whole food multiple vitamin, D3 (my neurologist put me on), B12, B complex and things cleared by my PCP. I have had friends tell me all the nutty cures they have read about.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-04-10 10:48:12 -0500 Report

Everyone should always be careful about what they put in their bodies…regardless of warnings or not…but yeah coming from the FDA..the organization that still believes in ONLY treating one symptom of diabetes (blood glucose levels).and continually approves drugs that end up causing more damage than they correct.. (statins for one…and medications that "help" one condition but cause yet another)…How many people have been harmed or even killed my medication the F.D.A has approved???.I will take this with not only a grain of salt…but a large rock of unground sea salt…Maybe..just maybe if these people.. (A.D.A…F.D.A as so on)…would put all their political crap on the back burner and stop forming unholy alliances with pharmaceutical companies and start actually researching natural medicine and how it relates to health issues (not just diabetes) I would trust their judgment more..Ask me later and I will tell you how I REALLY feel…grin

ConnieMarie 2015-04-10 11:20:40 -0500 Report

Co Q10 counteracts the damage from statins - they damage the heart according to a couple studies I read.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-04-10 13:40:20 -0500 Report

co Q10 is a beautiful thing…however it is my belief that not a single person should be taking a statin drug..the cholesterol tests most doctors give are so rudimentary that they don't even give a fuzzy snapshot of what is going on in your body…cholesterol is a healthy thing..and a cholesterol level considered high by doctors can be very healthy…as long as your good cholesterol is high and your bads and tri's are low by comparison…also one must have a complete lipid profile done to learn particle size counts…and if all is said and done..a person STILL for some ungodly reason needs to take a statin there should be education given about the drug…as in the case of all drugs…doctors just like to cut scripts..and tell you if you need to eat or not…that is al you get…cholesterol should be addressed through dietary changes..doctors should tell their patients that they raise BG levels and have been linked as a possible cause of diabetes..and that cutting carbs lowers your blood cholesterol naturally…one should also be informed to stay away from unhealthy fats such as oils derived from vegetables…(corn, vegetable and canola to name a few)…

kindlekm 2015-04-10 09:24:21 -0500 Report

thanks gabby it is always important to remember there are people who will take advantage of our "condition"

also if it sounds to good to be true it probably is

RebDee 2015-04-10 17:49:37 -0500 Report

I get so much spam mail in my e-mail box that I don't even bother to look at it most of the time. I especially don't care for stuff especially for Diabetics as I don't believe that is what defines me.