Category: Diabetes News Views

Mediator Drug Firm Guilty of Negligence

| December 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about Dr Irène Frachon’s heroic effort to get the dangerous diabetes drug Mediator banned in France. But the withdrawal of Mediator wasn’t the end of the story – just the end of the first chapter. Because she was so horrified that no information about the drug’s deadly […]

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Mediator: A French Pharma Scandal

| December 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

I went to see a French film the other day, called The Girl From Brest. Now, before you get the wrong idea, this was no saucy French farce. It was the deadly serious, true story of how a licensed diabetes drug killed thousands of people – and of one brave woman’s struggle to get the […]

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Saturated fat: Current “Healthy Eating” Guidelines Are Anything But

| July 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about a new report that has divided the scientific community. It condemns the “disastrous” official advice to cut out saturated fat and load up on carbs – instead it advocates just the opposite. Many of this report’s recommendations will sound familiar to Real Diabetes Truth readers, since […]

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“Eat Fat, Cut Carbs” Report Shows Tide Is Turning

| June 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

On 22 May 2016, the UK’s National Obesity Forum and Public Health Collaboration – both non-profit organisations focused on finding a solution to the epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes – issued a report that caused uproar in the medical community.1 They dared to suggest, as The Real Diabetes Truth has always maintained, that […]

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How They Hid The Truth About Saturated Fat And Heart Disease

| May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Natural medicine and alternative therapies are often unjustly criticised for not having enough science behind them. Science, of course, is meant to be a search for the truth. But sometimes scientists go to great lengths to obscure the truth, in order to protect commercial interests and professional reputations. One such example is the myth about […]

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Five Steps To Diabetes Empowerment

| April 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I wrote about the benefits of patient empowerment for people with diabetes. If you have diabetes, your own day-to-day decisions – on food and drink, exercise, medications, supplements etc. – already make up around 98 per cent of the way your condition is managed. Your healthcare team provide expertise, education, […]

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Blood sugar benefits of patient empowerment

| April 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Taking responsibility for one’s own health is a far better option than having blind faith in the medical establishment. And recently, a study was able to measure the benefits of replacing the standard clinical approach to type 2 diabetes with one that involved patient empowerment. The results showed significant improvements in blood sugar control for […]

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You really can be diabetes-free long-term

| April 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

In a previous blog post here, I explained how ground-breaking studies carried out at Newcastle University have shown that many people with type 2 diabetes could reverse the condition through diet and become both diabetes-free and drug-free. What hadn’t been confirmed at that stage was that such people would be able to stay free of […]

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Does The Way We Define Diabetes Need To Change?

| April 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I warned how doctors may mistake a rare, genetic form of diabetes with the much commoner type 2, with damaging consequences for the patient. But, in fact, the whole way we think of diabetes may need to change, in order to tackle the current pandemic of diabetes-related disease. In a […]

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Big Pharma: Top Doctors Slam Drugs Industry’s ‘Murky’ Practices

| March 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

I have been saying for years that the image of Big Pharma dedicated to ending human suffering and improving people’s quality of life is no more than a public relations mirage. Like all big business, Big Pharma’s focus is firmly on the bottom line – its profits and shareholder dividends. But unlike most industrial sectors, […]

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Pioglitazone To Prevent Strokes?

| March 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I mentioned in my last blog post, recent research has dashed Big Pharma’s hopes that the diabetes drug metformin will turn out to be a breakthrough treatment for cancer. But that won’t stop them trying to invent new uses for old, and often dangerous, antidiabetic medications. Latest up is a study that looked at […]

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Metformin Is No Silver Bullet For Cancer

| March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Metformin is a drug that most people with type 2 diabetes have heard of and that many will be taking. But while metformin’s antidiabetic properties have been documented for decades, the way it works is still being unravelled by scientists. What has become apparent, though, is that this drug has a very wide range of effects […]

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Will A Sugar Tax Do Any Good?

| February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

I have been saying for years that it is sugar, rather than fat, that is the real killer in our diet. The scientific evidence for this has been piling up and can no longer be ignored. And finally the UK government may be about to try to do something about it, by imposing a “sugar […]

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NHS Can’t Keep Up With Rise in Diabetes

| February 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

It has been known for years that cases of diabetes, and in particular type 2 diabetes, are rising relentlessly. Around four million people are currently living with diabetes in the UK, more than double the number 20 years ago. So, have the UKs National Health Service (NHS) resources dedicated to diabetes patients also doubled over […]

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