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Date: 10/19/2006    Written by: Jon Barron

FDA Lashes Out At Diabetes Alternatives

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Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed this delicious coincidence?

Today, the FDA lashed out at online vendors marketing diabetes alternatives. To quote from the announcement.

"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), working with government agencies in Mexico and Canada, have launched a drive to stop deceptive Internet advertisements and sales of products misrepresented as cures or treatments for diabetes."

"We will not tolerate practices that raise false hopes and bilk consumers of precious health care dollars," said Margaret O'K. Glavin, FDA's Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs. "Diabetes requires effective treatments and aggressive management, not bogus and unproven products."

But as fate would have it, a study also released today says that an FDA approved treatment, pioglitazone (approved since 1999) has no apparent benefits and, in fact, appears to be harmful to patients. Study authors say not only did they find evidence that this drug had no positive influence on patients, but they also noted an increased occurrence of edema and heart failure among patients taking the drug.

You gotta love the irony. For dramatic effect, let's quote today's FDA press release one more time.

"We will not tolerate practices that raise false hopes and bilk consumers of precious health care dollars," said Margaret O'K. Glavin, FDA's Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs. "Diabetes requires effective treatments and aggressive management, not bogus and unproven products."

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  •  
    Submitted by Jon Barron on
    February 1, 2008 - 9:55am

    Check out /natural-health/program-dietary-supplements-product-recommendations for a guide on where to pick up various products

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    Submitted by Raymond Flores on
    November 10, 2009 - 4:43pm

    Any natural products to deal with Type I diabetes?

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    Hi Raymond,

    See link above.  Also, most of Jon Barron's formulas are sold through Baseline Nutritionals:  http://www.baselinenutritionals.com.  For info on diabetes, check out our health topic page for all the articles on natural remedies too:  http://www.jonbarron.org/diabetes/natural-health-remedies-blood-sugar-levels

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    Submitted by Guest jim brown on
    February 15, 2011 - 1:57pm

    blood sugar was 10.4 over 300 on meter. dr. said insulin shots! no way! took 4 capsules a day levelor forte from medicinals, based on mushrooms, chromium, cinnamon. 6months later b/s was 6.5aic. greens, no sugar , no white bread, metamucil every day, NO diet just good food choices. 2 capsules before each meal, mornin and evening meals did the trick! still ok after 3 years. high fiber, low fat. 25$ a month

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    Submitted by Sally Miller on
    February 1, 2008 - 7:56am

    Where can I get the product you have developed for dealing with diabetes II symptoms?

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    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    December 15, 2011 - 4:30pm

    Hi Sally, 

    See link above.  Also, for info on diabetes, check out our health topic page for all the articles on natural remedies too:  http://www.jonbarron.org/diabetes/natural-health-remedies-blood-sugar-levels

     

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    Submitted by tRich Schultz on
    December 14, 2011 - 11:15am

    You can get excellent results with the combo of (1) Berberine (2)Cinnamon and Vinegar ) and especially GlucoPower by Synergy !!. Berberine in particular, in addition to being as potent as metformin (google it) has a host of other health system supports. It's a fablous otc product, for vibrant health;not a med which makes your stomach crawl like metformin can.

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    Submitted by James on
    February 7, 2011 - 10:27am

    After three years of weight loss and drugs from Medical Experts...and no progress. I got my diabetes under control by using Dr Barrons
    Glucotor V.2 and added PGX fiber with mullberry capsule from
    SeacoastVitamins.com...... I also supplement with 250mg of magtnesium and a good whole food vitamin that has all the B vitamins..... My numbers aren't just great I have beaten my Diabetes. Of course you must eat right....no bread or very little and no sodas . You must eat greens, cabbage, spinach, green beans, and important !!! avacados! and beans . The darker the bean the better!!! This is a tough fight but I did it and it works.

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    Submitted by Dorothee on
    February 18, 2011 - 10:18pm

    A friend of mine in Perth (Western Australia) controls his diabetis with raw cabbage juice!Is anyone doing the juice cure?

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    Submitted by DR VENKATESH on
    November 28, 2011 - 12:12am

    FDA APPEARS TO UNDER COMPLETE INFLUENCE OF PHARMECETUCAL COMPANIES.

    INSPITE OF DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS FROM MODERN DRUGS STILL THE BENT UPON ON CHEMICAL DRUGS. HOW CAN THEY IGNORE NATURAL THERAPY AND HERBAL MEDICINES WHICH IS VERY SAFE AND MORE EFFECTIVE?

    MANY ALTERNATIVE MEDICNES ARE BEST THAN PRESENT TREATMENTS. WHY F DA IS BLIND? IT LEADS TO SUSPICION ABOUT THEIR ROLE!

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    Submitted by john on
    September 21, 2016 - 7:14pm
    jacksonville , Florida

    When I got up in the morning I checked my blood sugar and the reading was in the risk zone 8.4 mmol/l. I immediately took bitter melon, alpha lipolic acid with acetyl-l carnitine, a pancreatin enzyme, juniper berry, and a fenugreek supplement. I waited one hour before I checked it again...guess what? My blood sugar went down from 8.4 to 6.3 in the good zone. This proves one thing to me, that natural supplements of certain vitamins, herbs etc, can safely lower blood sugar levels with no side effects. There are herbs as an example that can produce insulin until your pancreas repairs itself, like bitter melon and juniper berries. Your pancreas has stopped producing insulin in the type two diabetes so it needs repair. You can repair it by getting at the root cause and not just treat the symptoms like pharma drugs do. Supplements take the load off your over worked and sometimes non functioning pancreas. You have to repair the pancreas. Add a organic diet with lots of exercise and Bingo!!, you have a winner....

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