Following on from my post yesterday, stating the diabetes.co.uk forum was now jumping on the low carb bandwagon (after years of banning countless low carbers) purely as an exercise for extraction of private information. This information is used as a money maker with big pharma, yes, this is what they do as evidenced in my post yesterday. It appears this cynical stunt has more sinister connotations. I have received several messages from people who have joined and signed up to the forum's low carb ten week training course, one comment you see below.
"After listing to the introduction it does look like it is a step in the right direction, but they define low carb being between 120g and 150g. IMO that is not low enough to really make a big difference for type 2 diabetics."
This is true, how many type two diabetics with good control on no meds or minimal medication say Metformin, the cheapest, most prescribed and safest drug, could hold safe numbers on 120-150 grams of carb per day? virtually none. How many well controlled type one diabetics could hold safe numbers on that carb intake? very few. I am talking about true safe control, close to or at non diabetic levels.
This is a butt covering exercise, which has also been adopted by the DUK charity in recent times. They are making some noise along the lines of we support low carb, when the numbers they quote are anything but low carb. They have seen the writing on the wall. How long before we see class action law suits? against these promoters of misinformation? How long before outfits promoting, what I call the slow diet of death for diabetics, have been left by the wayside?
The bottom line, diabetes.co.uk are using this new program as a publicity stunt and information gathering exercise. It will probably achieve for them a degree of success, it will achieve very little for diabetics. They probably know this, they should know this. Countless thousands of posts on the forum, since the very start, have talked about great diabetes control via the low carb lifestyle, and none stated numbers anywhere near 150 grams of carbohydrate per day. As I often say, always follow the money, and diabetes.co.uk is all about making money.
If the above was just my opinion it would be meaningless. Increasingly all over the world, highly respected medical professionals are recommending the low carb lifestyle, not only for diabetics, but for those looking to reduce weight, and they are quoting numbers way lower than 120-150 grams of carbohydrate per day.