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Fact check: Can low carb, high fat cure your diabetes

By Stuckey • October 21st, 2015
Fact check: Can low carb, high fat cure your diabetes

The promoters of the film “Cereal Killers” have been posting a quote indicating that a high fat, low carbohydrate diet would cure (apparently instantly) diabetes. We have not seen the movie so we will be looking at this claim without any surrounding context since that is how the promoters released it. Pharmaceutical Companies The first thing about this claim that pharmaceutical companies profit heavily from antidiabetic medications is certainly true. Diabetes management is the second most profitable therapy area for pharmaceuticals after oncology 1. Several diabetes medications are also top sellers worldwide 2.  In fact, we frequently run clinical trials for new diabetes […]

Diet and diabetes

By Stuckey • August 19th, 2015

  For many of our patients with diabetes, including patients on clinical studies, the hardest thing about managing diabetes is not managing the medication but rather working out the complicated relationship between their diet, physical activity and blood glucose readings.  When discussing less than optimal blood glucose readings, we have heard about skipped breakfasts, soup diets and fruit only diets. We have also seen the constant perplexment of patients who are trying everything with their diet and yet not seeing any improvement. That’s why we believe in the value of ongoing diet education. One of the best resources for this is […]