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 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.
Merits and Demerits of the Diabetes Free program
Achieves positive results fast.
Going by information on the official site of the cure, by simply following the recommendations, permanent results can be achieved in 14 days. Though I was hard put to find people who actually reversed their diabetes within such a small time frame, I did come across reports of people who recorded incredible results in only 4-6 weeks.
Takes the natural approach to curing diabetes-no side effects
Because it takes the natural approach, users do not experience the nasty side effects associated with conventional medications.
Improvement in Quality of Life
Because it frees you from the constant blood sugar monitoring, testing, carb counting and the like, it actually improves ones general quality of life. Giving you time to concentrate on living and enjoying the food that you love.
User friendly information layout
Life is so much easier when one doesn’t have to deal with jargons and interpret technicalities. This program makes things that much more easier because it is written in simple language that’s easy to understand and follow.
60 Days refundable payment
Once purchased you have a 60 day guarantee of returning it and having your money back. This sounds more than fair, since if you consider that transfer is by down load, strictly speaking, you don’t actually return it when you ask for a refund.
Only available as an e-book and not in hard copy. For those who like the reality interface that hard copy offers, this might be a minus.
It appears to be designed mainly for Type 2 diabetics although the Insulin-like growth Factor whose production the program aims to increase, has been said to have positive effects on Type 1. Patients. Dr. Pearson does not make this added advantage clear in his video.
Not a Quick fix cure
Determination and discipline is necessary to successfully follow this program and achieve the desired results. The program is not a quick fix or a silver bullet that will eliminate diabetes at the drop of a hat. Though results achieved can be relatively fast, it requires effort.
My belief is that Diabetes free program is an effective guide that will be beneficial to any Type 2 diabetic. Premised on natural therapies to boost and strengthen the body’s metabolic agents, the underlying rationale for the treatment does have scientific bases.
Having looked at it from many angles, I’m hard put to call it a scam, since you do get to have your money back if you don’t like it. Besides, the testimony of people who have tried it, suggests that this is not just another quack cure.
On the down side though, it is not a silver bullet or quick fix remedy for curing diabetes. Following the program and achieving the desired results requires persistence, discipline and determination. As such if you can’t muster the will to follow the instructions and make the necessary life style modifications, then the Diabetes Free program may not be for you.
On the other hand if you can and are keen on a side-effects free natural remedy for permanently reversing your Type 2 diabetes, then I see no reason why you shouldn’t give this a try. After all, what have you got to lose?