The moment you’re diagnosed, it happens.
When you’ve got diabetes, it’s as if all that extra sugar in your blood turns into dollar signs. Suddenly, it feels like they’ll do anything they can to squeeze every last penny from your blood vessels.
They’ll make you think the only option is a lifetime of medication, blood sugar checks, and doctor’s appointments.
It’s not, and I’ll give you my own three-step secret to turning the tide against diabetes in a moment.
First, let me blow the lid on one of the worst scams they’re pulling right now. Big Pharma is exploiting diabetes patients to score a quick and easy profit on unneeded meds, including some of the riskiest new drugs out there.
And it starts… in your doctor’s office.
The diabetes DRUG SWINDLE aimed at your wallet
Your doctor isn’t TRYING to scam you. The fact is, he’s a victim too.
See, he’s been told that all of these expensive new next-gen diabetes drugs are FAR better than the old ones. So why mess around with cheap old metformin when all these newer and “better” meds are out there?
And that’s how it happens. They push one of these hot new diabetes drugs on you.
Chances are you don’t ever hear about their links to some severe side effects, including, in some cases, amputation. But since your doctor recommended it, you assume it’s the best option and take it.
The trouble is it may not be. A new analysis of 450 trials finds that for diabetes patients with low heart risk, metformin delivered pretty much the same benefits as all of the new-fangled expensive drugs.
Some docs will even prescribe metformin AND one of the new pricey drugs at the same time. Cha CHING!
They no doubt assume that double the meds mean double the benefits. But the study looked at the combos too. They found no benefit over metformin alone for patients with a low risk of heart problems.
Blood sugar drugs can be bad news
It’s not just this study, either. In 2016, researchers looked at HUNDREDS of studies… years of evidence… and found pretty much the same thing.
Despite all the billions spent on new diabetes drugs, in many cases, none of them are much better than metformin in the end.
Of course, a lifetime of metformin is far from ideal. It might be safer than the newer drugs, but it’s not without potential side effects too.
Metformin can lead to dangerous vitamin B12 deficiencies. Many folks taking the drug suffer from other disturbing side effects such as gas and fatigue too. Plus, some generic forms of the med were recently recalled after testing positive for high levels of a chemical linked to cancer.
Turn the tide against diabetes in 3 simple steps
But you don’t have to resign yourself to a lifetime of meds and diabetes complications. In many cases, you CAN turn the tide against the disease and reduce or even eliminate meds.
And it’s not difficult to do. In fact, there are just three steps.
STEP ONE: Quit the junk carbs. When you have diabetes, it’s not optional anymore. Carbs are standing between you and better blood sugar control. In some cases, switching to a low-carb diet can even completely reverse the disease.
STEP TWO: Make a move. You don’t have to turn into a gym rat or spend hours exercising. But you DO have to commit to regular daily exercise. You want to raise your heartbeat a bit for at least 20 to 30 minutes a day. Try switching up your routine, so you don’t get bored. Try a brisk walk around the park one day. And then dance to some oldies the next.
STEP THREE: They say metformin’s good. I say goldenseal and milk thistle can be even better. In one study last year, this combo slashed fasting plasma glucose by 7.5 mg/dl while also lowering both LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Combining it with steps ONE and TWO could be all it takes to stay in the golden drug-free zone.
Talk to your doc about trying these non-drug options BEFORE they mess around with any meds, even metformin. Because the only thing better than a “safer” drug is no drugs at all.