So you have heard made mention of the Diabetes Free program right? You have wondered what it is, who is behind it and whether it really works. You have wondered whether this is just another hoax or scam designed to separate you from your hard earned money. I have wondered the same thing too.
Indeed if going by the warnings about scams and ineffective dietary supplements put out there by well-respected Diabetes support organizations like Diabetes UK, one can hardly go wrong by taking time out to do a little research on the program. And so like you, I decided to do a little digging. Diabetes Free-what then, is it?
The Diabetes Free program is a downloadable e-book written by Dr David Pearson geared towards helping diabetics reverse the disease. It is featured on ClickBank and can be bought at the website diabetesfree.org for $37.
On visiting the website you will be played a 41 minutes video pitch, which initially promised to be no more than 6 minutes (quite annoying). Nevertheless, it talks about the challenges and complications arising from diabetes in general and what people normally have to do-dietary restrictions for example, to manage it.
It then goes on to talk about how good it would be to eat what you want- like hot dogs, milkshakes etc. without having to worry about your blood sugar spiking. This, it continued was possible through the Diabetes Free program.
The program itself is filled with techniques, tips and the diet plan which will assist diabetics achieve this. Being natural, it rejects the synthesized chemicals approach and focuses on the body’s natural stabilizing mechanisms.
Like all ClickBank e-books, a Diabetes free program purchase is refundable within a 60 days period.
Some of the claims do have scientific bases. For example it posits that the secret of the program is a mixture of exotic compounds effective to increase IGF or Insulin like Growth Factor (works like insulin) which is found in the liver. So what is IGF?
According to Wikipedia “Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), also called somatomedin C, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IGF 1gene. IGF-1 has also been referred to as a “sulfaction” factor” and its effects were termed “nonsuppressible insulin-like activity” (NSILA) in the 1970s… It is produced Glucofort mostly by the liver as an endocrine hormone as well as in target tissues… ” Produced throughout life, it enjoys its highest rates of production during puberty and lowest during infancy and old age.
As far as diabetes goes, clinical trials actually showed impressive results of its efficacy for reducing hemoglobin A1C levels as well as daily insulin consumption in both Type 1 and Type 2 cases. However, Genetech, the sponsor of the trials discontinued the program due to its exacerbation of diabetic retinopathy. It is expected thus that the mixture of compounds that Diabetes Free offers should have a way of combating this contraindication.
The second nodule of the program is the elimination of gluten from a person’s diet. This also has some scientific bases. Namely that a 2009 study testing 42 Type 1 diabetics showed a connection between wheat and the development of the condition.
The results showed that the immune system of almost half of these had an abnormal response to wheat proteins. And this corresponds to the finding that an estimated 10% of people with Type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease – a gluten causative condition.
Further, the results of a study comparing two groups- one on the paleo diet and the other on the Mediterranean diet containing grains (in order words gluten containing foods) showed that while those in the Mediterranean group had little improvement in their diabetes symptoms, members of the Paleo group were able to reverse their diabetes symptoms.
Furthermore, whilst the Mediterranean group had a “7 percent lower rise in glucose in response to carbohydrate intake, the paleo group experienced a 26% reduction”. As such the program identifies recipes and foods that are gluten free. Thus foods like wheat, semolina, barley, oats and rye are off the menu.
In addition to the above main points, Diabetes Free advises other diets and lifestyle changes one can make to help eradicate unsafe acids from the body.
The package also comes with 3 bonus reports; namely- 1. Foot Miracle -to improve blood circulation and prevent diabetic foot problems like diabetic neuropathy, 2. 27 Deserts (drawn up in collaboration with dieticians, endocrinologists and bakers) that will allow you to eat what you want without spiking your blood sugar and 3. Breathe in to New Life- Indian breathing techniques that will help you improve your overall health.