Author Advances Damaging Myth About Diabetes

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2017-09-26 13:06:25 -0500
Started 2017-06-05 10:55:51 -0500

No matter what side of the fence you are on about cure versus treatment, this article will certainly give you much to ponder. There are some clear points from both sides and while the author of the article is stark contrast to the doctor of which he writes, it's an interesting topic and light is given to understanding the opposing sides of the topic that I am sure comes up around many of our dinner tables.

The proponent of a "stonewalled cure" is actually Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD. and the opposition is the author of the article James S. Hirsch. Reading the article may not make you change your mind, but it certainly offers a lot to consider.

This has been a topic of conversation here quite a bit. I would love to hear some of your thoughts on the article and how you feel about cure versus treatment.

8 replies

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2017-09-26 13:06:25 -0500 Report

Have you ever attended a "diabetes conference"…not one given by the new generation of functional medical doctors…but one given by the old guard…well I have..and I will tell you all they speak of is the latest drugs..the latest drugs recalled and the latest greatest method of bariatric surgery…yes I believe what this author writes..

trying to figure all this out
trying to figure all this out 2017-07-10 00:10:59 -0500 Report

To suggest that there is a cure hiding somewhere imho is ridiculous. Although diabetes is a multi billion dollar industry it is not controlled by one company but by hundreds of different entities. If someone were to find a cure they would be able to make a killing much more than anything they may be making today. While the industry as a whole would suffer the company selling the cure would not, on the contrary they would do great.
A more likely argument is that companies are reluctant to invest in research for a cure because they can get a much higher return on their investment and a higher likelihood of success by investing in an improvement of existing treatment which can than be sold for a much higher price than the existing treatment. Finding a cure has not been successful so far and with profits being the driver of these companies it's probably not an investment they feel they can get a good return on.
I also think that being that diabetes is really a general term for a number of different malfunctions of the body caused by different factors therefore it is unlikely that there would be one cure for diabetes as a whole.

cynicl12000 2017-06-15 17:35:35 -0500 Report

I am not above believing in conspiracies, particularly where money is involved. However; to pull off a conspiracy of this size for a sustained period of time requires both a level of organization and silence among a vast group of people that I, personally, don't think it is plausible.

w8chd 2017-06-06 22:31:08 -0500 Report

I had never applied that line of thinking to diabetes but it does make sense. Just as with cancer, too much big profit from treating it to actually cure it. So I to me it's not a stretch to apply the same thinking to diabetes.

suecsdy 2017-06-05 14:44:44 -0500 Report

I agree that diabetes is a big for profit business. Is there a cure hiding in a vault somewhere? I doubt it. It's always been my opinion that if there truly is a cure, someone would be shouting it from the rooftops. You couldn't possibly keep it a secret. And to be fair, corporations aren't the only ones benefiting from the latest development in treatment. We people with diabetes also benefit by being able to control and treat more easily. Are drugs and technology overpriced? You betcha! So is a loaf of bread. Diabetes requires constant care and people shouldn't have to do without meds that they need to support good health. That is a fact I will lay at the feet of "Big Pharma". Sadly, it's a matter of supply and demand; they have it, we need it. What it comes down to is Drug makers are a business, while we are just trying to survive.

So back to the original question. Is there a cure? Not yet. Maybe not in my lifetime. But I believe there WILL be a cure someday. In the meantime, I'm grateful for any advances that will keep me stable for as long as possible and I will use the best medicines I can get my hands on.

haoleboy 2017-06-05 14:00:23 -0500 Report

you would have to believe that humans are totally corrupt and evil to buy into the premise that corporations are suppressing cures for deadly diseases.
now I'm a cynic but I haven't gone that far down the drain.