Sidetrack the quacks!
The “C” Word. There is currently no cure for diabetes. Anyone that claims their product does so is not being honest.
All Flash, No Substance. Advertisers who offer testimonials and “expert” commentary instead of clinical studies probably don’t have the scientific research to back their product.
Beware of Buzzwords. If the ad includes words like “amazing,” “life-changing,” and “miraculous,” be careful. These are often a smokescreen for a lack of valid research on the efficacy of a product.
Everything But the Kitchen Sink. Products that claim to treat everything from bunions to bursitis will most likely only help empty your wallet.
If you have questions about the effectiveness of a treatment, supplement, or other therapy, talk with your diabetes care team before making the purchase.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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