Is Diabetes a Disease Manufactured by Drug Companies?
Well, not entirely, but it could be argued that pharmaceutical companies have fueled the diabetes epidemic.
I read a post the other day that stated if diabetics stopped taking the low fat high carb diet advice and ate low carb diets, at least five drug companies would go bankrupt. Wow! So I did a little research and this came up from authoritynutrition.com
In America, we have the American Diabetes Association. This is the major organization that is dedicated to the fight against diabetes (or so they say).
Their stated purpose is to deliver services, fund research and provide objective, evidence-based information.
However, their dietary advice doesn’t really reflect their purpose.
The ADA recommends that diabetics eat a low-fat, high-carb diet. Anyone with even a basic understanding of biochemistry will understand that this is a complete disaster for diabetics.
Diabetics can’t handle all the glucose from these carbohydrates, requiring them to take drugs to bring their blood glucose down.
Let’s see which wonderful drug companies pay for this excellent advice…
Abbott Laboratories – 675,741$
Amylin Pharmaceuticals – 502,235$
BD Diabetes Care – 526,704$
Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals – 1,115,827$
Eli Lilly and Company – 2,436,840$
Merck – 1,118,925$
Pfizer – 185,073$
… and more. The drug companies gave a sum total of 15 million dollars to the ADA in the year 2011 alone!
It goes something like this:
The drug companies pay lots of money to the ADA.
The ADA tells diabetics to eat a low-fat, high-carb diet.
The diabetics follow their advice and need massive amounts of drugs to keep their blood glucose down.
The drug companies make their money back thousandfold.
This is so wrong to intentionally mislead people and make them sicker so you can make more profit.
What do you think?
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