You may have seen the commercial on TV where some smarmy actor pretending to be a doctor gives you a “pre-diabetes test.”
By the end of his spiel, you’re supposed to grab the remote, turn off the TV, and march straight to your doctor to get yourself checked out…for fear you’ll wake up with diabetes tomorrow.
But before you make that appointment, there’s something you need to know.
That commercial is supposedly a public service announcement done with the Ad Council — a “non-profit” that promotes PSAs on behalf of sponsors.
And one of those sponsors is the Big Pharma-funded American Diabetes Association.
All told, drug companies paid the ADA $28,454,021 in 2014. Novo Nordisk paid the ADA $5.3 million in 2014, while Sanofi coughed up $4.4 million, AstraZeneca ponied up nearly $3.5 million, Janssen paid $2.1 million, Boehringer-Ingelheim kicked in more than $1.5 million, and Merck paid out nearly as much.
Now, don’t think they’re paying this money out of the goodness of their overmedicated hearts. The ADA reports the money was donated to support local events and research programs, but we all know the real reason why: They’re one of the industry’s most powerful salesmen.
Case in point: the advice they’re giving a high-carb low fat diet — is so awful that it’s almost guaranteed to CAUSE the full-blown disease if you’re pre-diabetic.
And if you have diabetes, ADA advice is a recipe for KEEPING you fat and sick — and completely dependent on meds.
Make no mistake about it, diabetes is a real concern. If you’re at risk — whether you really do have pre-diabetes or not — you do need to take action today to stop it from turning into disease tomorrow.
But you’ve got a better option than Big Pharma drugs. All you really need is a little common sense: Cut the carbs that caused the disease in the first place.
The weight will come off, your blood sugar will normalize, and your risk for diabetes will plunge.