I am not a great believer in conspiracy theories like Roswell and the deaths of Marilyn Munroe and Lady Di. Although I only clearly remember the latter event I imagine they will run until parallel lines meet! And we the way politics and big business behave I imagine the list will just grow longer. Anyway what has this to do with diabetes you may ask? One of the biggest money spinners in the world are drugs, both legal and illegal. If there were not such vast profits in legal drugs people would not go to such vast lengths to manufacturer fake drugs and the associated packaging. Much of this is for sale on the internet but has also found its way into the supply chain. My conspiracy theory is about drug companies. Although I take a statin as this may help with the circulation problems in my legs it seems to have become a “cradle to grave drug” with (as discussed previously) potential/actual side effects virtually ignored to the benefit of the drug companies. However my recent thoughts have been about insulin. An increasing number of people are going towards “low carb’ing” as there may be benefits with better control and potentially reduced complications. I myself have reduced my carb intake by around 40% so far. The usual method of treatment is a background insulin that would not be much reduced by this (I stand to be corrected on this) and fast acting insulin for meals that would potentially be reduced pro-rata. Many professionals do not yet seem over keen on low carb’ing and I wonder why. Could it be that the drug companies have a too big influence and do not want insulin sales to go down! Hence my conspiracy theory.