"Diabetes UK is the UK’s largest and most prominent diabetes charity...However, I’m doubtful that Diabetes UK is fulfilling its brief in this respect, seeing as it continues to suggest that diabetics should include starchy carbohydrates which every meal (see herefor more on this)...Yet, these starchy staples break down into sugar, and some of them can release their sugar quite quickly into the bloodstream too. And if we eat them in quantity, like we often do, that only adds to their disruptive effects. Now, what rationale is there for diabetics to include “at each meal” foods that are disruptive to blood sugar?...However, I reckon there’s another, far more relevant way of interpreting this sentence which goes something like: “The more starchy carbohydrate you eat, the more out-of-control your blood sugar level will be, the more ‘diabetic’ you will be, and the more likely you are to start to take medication for this or to need to increase your medication regime.” Remember the advice to eat generally sugar-disruptive starchy carbs with each meal comes from the UK’s largest diabetes charity which, it says, campaigns for “better standards of care for diabetics”.
What sort of care is it referring to, do you think? Because on the face of it, it doesn’t look like nutritional care is part of its remit. And if that’s the case, maybe what’s being referred to here is medical care including medication...I don’t want to come across unduly cynical, but is it right that a diabetes charity should have a less-than-transparent financial relationship with the drug industry. And is it right that this charity should be giving nutritional advice that, at the end of the day, looks likely to benefit the pharmaceutical industry. And after all of this, should it then go on to partner with that pharmaceutical industry in ‘research’ highlighting the need for people to take their diabetes medication. Or did I miss something?"
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Briffa demented loon: Official
In an apparent effort to ensure that no one is in doubt about his status as a complete nutjob following his comments on MMR and skin cancer, John 'SucroGuard' Briffa is accusing the charity Diabetes UK of deliberately trying to destabilise patients' blood sugar in order to increase the amount of medication they use in order to benefit BigPharma. You couldn't make this deranged shit up: