The Hypocritic Oath

Some Hypocricy

Posted in Uncategorized by trinkwasser on August 3, 2009

So I have been ploughing through a whole bunch of glossy leaflets and flashy websites which boast about what the NHS should be doing, as opposed of course to what it actually is doing.

Talk about cognitive dissonance!

Here’s some more cognitive dissonance

Many Lacking Good Diabetes Care

it’s also worth reading some of the linked stories.

The real hypocricy comes in this statement from DUK

Douglas Smallwood, chief executive of Diabetes UK, said it was “absolutely disgraceful” that four out of five children and young people are struggling to reach target blood glucose levels.

“Good blood glucose control is the cornerstone of diabetes management, which can help reduce the risk of diabetic complications.


So if he believes that why is the cornerstone of their “treatment” a diet so appallingly high in carbs that it guarantees rapid progression and increased risk of diabetic complications???

“An overburdened NHS already spends £5 billion of its annual budget on treating long-term diabetic complications.”

Er . . . so why not make some attempt to reduce the level of complications by reviewing your appalling dietary advice? That would guarantee to save the NHS a huge sum of money.

Ah, but it might compromise the charity’s finance which comes from carbohydrate manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

What is interesting is to see what has been happening with the American Diabetes Association.

Since John Buse took over, they have been moving, albeit glacially slowly, in a more rational direction. For example their previous recommendation for a diet of 55 – 60% carbohydrates has recently been reviewed and a new minimum of 135g has been introduced. As a result they have revised their estimation that Medical Nutrition Therapy can produce only a 1 – 2% reduction of A1c to 1 – 2.9%

If they actually read their own forums they’d find them replete with stories of Type 2s reducing their A1c by 5 – 8% as a matter of course, and examples of over 10% improvement.

This is usually done by eating significantly less than 135g carbs however and they aren’t ready to cross that line.

I predict that they will. However they have to find a way of doing this without compromising their funding, which comes from a remarkably similar bunch of companies, AND without admitting that actually they have been wrong for all these high carb low fat years.

Meanwhile DUK will lag behind by several years. And with the inputs from the FSA and similar organisations, mostly curiously financed by a similar list of pharmaceutical and processed foodlike substance manufacturers, a lot of people will continue to suffer and die prematurely.

It’s going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.

Gosh, if I was cynical I could almost believe that They were deliberately trying to remove all carbohydrate-intolerant people from the gene pool as cheaply as possible.


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