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More Snake oil?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by lucylocket61, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    They haven’t even got their facts straight about the action of Metformin!
     
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  3. Spl@

    Spl@ Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Im going with snake oil.

    like @Rachox said, they get their information wrong about metformin deriding people giving the wrong information.

    may as well be hawking bottles of the back of an old stagecoach.
     
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  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Snake oil from me too..

    I just Traleed through the "sales pitch" painting a bleak future & guilt tripping with the "lifestyle" buzzword.
    At one point it claimes this natural concoction can help all types of diabetes.

    It's certainly trying to cast a wide net.
     
  5. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Snake oil. I agree about incorrect information about Metformin, such as this particualr sentence
    With less sugar in the blood, the pancreas naturally creates less and less insulin when you use Metformin. This decline of insulin can eventually lead to a pancreatic deficiency, and you may be instructed to take other diabetes medications or insulin injections

    So it implies that the less sugar there is in the blood the less insulin the pancreas produces (correct) but says this reduction in insulin production leads to a pancreatic deficiency. Tosh.
     
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  6. Member496333

    Member496333 · Guest

    Not sure about snake oil but it’s definitely b******t.
     
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  7. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    and at £59 for a months supply its expensive snake oil!
     
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  8. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not the first to notice - "The first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes is metformin, a medication that promotes a greater release of insulin from the pancreas". OK till the underline runs out.

    Is there a polite way of saying BS?
     
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  9. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Well, one would seriously need to "suspend belief" reading the blurb in the link..
    I share the astonishment.

    But let's not make this thread smell like a bottleneck of bovine in the gate at milking time... :D;)
     
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    #9 Jaylee, Mar 17, 2019 at 7:52 PM
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019
  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Definitely sounds like a snake in the grass :wideyed:
     
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  11. keefidee

    keefidee Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true.
     
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