If you have Type 2 Diabetes, or even just have an interest in the disease, or if you have a feeling that big pharma is only out to make money instead of trying to improve our health, you absolutely must read this article, written by Dr. Jason Fung. Anybody who reads this website even from time to time knows that I am a big fan of Dr. Fung, and he sure is spot on with his evaluation of diabetes, obesity and big pharma in this article!
I have never been the type to believe the conspiracy theories that big pharma was out to get us, or that doctors are evil and only want to make money. However, I am starting to swing my opinion in that direction. I do believe that most doctors truly want to help cure us, but have been taught things that are not so helpful. They are not necessarily out to make money only, but their ignorance, promoted by big pharma, has led them down this road.
When I first started following Dr. Fung, I heard him often point out that through his methods of treating diabetes (mostly a low carb diet and fasting), there is no money to be made. As I thought that over, I realized that he was absolutely correct. If the doctor tells somebody to eat low carb and to go for periods without eating at all, the patients either don’t need medication, or need way less of it. Because of this, where is the money to be made from? Yes, the doctor will make some money from the office visit, but compared to the thousands of dollars of potential from selling insulin and oral medication. Heck, the doctor doesn’t even have to sell it, just by prescribing it he will get plenty of benefits from the big Pharma companies.
As Dr. Fung points out in his article, though, the insulin and the oral medications are not improving diabetes, they are only masking it. Those drugs don’t treat the disease, they treat the symptoms.. in other words, they take the sugar out of your blood, but only move it to other parts of the body, which is just as toxic as when it is in the blood, just not something that can be seen with the tests that are used today.
Anyway, I just feel that this is a great article, and I encourage you to check it out. Also, follow Dr.Fung in other places too. You can find him on the Diet Doctor Website, and also check out some of his videos on YouTube.