Author's Perspective: There are hundreds of scams, but, there are two scams on the Internet that seem to be the most prolific -- health/diabetes-related scams and financial/business-related scams.
Why? Because health problems and financial problems are the two major problems that most of us will face at some point in our lives.
This makes us susceptible to slick marketing schemes that convince us to spend our money, hoping for the best. Unfortunately, in most cases, we end up losing our money. What's that old saying? "If it sound too good to be true, it probably is."
FYI: Because of these scams, I realized that people would find it difficult to believe that I had a blood glucose level of 1337 and weaned off insulin. So I obtained a printed copy of my personal medical file from my primary care physician and made about 100 copies. Later, I had the document scanned in order to create a medical PDF file for my website.
Beware of Cure Diabetes Scams
There are a lot of diabetes programs, books, and ebooks on the Internet that promise to cure your diabetes in 30 days or less. Be careful! These programs are designed to take your money and run and hide; and, they provide no support or follow-up after you buy their program.
Concerning curing your diabetes in 30 days or less, if you understand the science and pathology of diabetes, then, you realize that you can't cure diabetes in 30 days or less! It takes a minimum of 90-120 days to turn over your red blood cells and get rid of the damaged red blood cells, which have been glycated and damaged by the glucose molecules.
A lot of clients who bought one or more of those programs were very upset because none of the programs worked, plus, no one responded to their questions once they paid their money for the book/ebook.
There are several diabetes scams out there that promise the world but they don't deliver. In addition, these books and websites won't put their program on their website and allow you to try it for free like Mr. McCulley does with his Death to Diabetes program. Why?? Because they know that once diabetics found out that their program didn't work, no one would buy their book.
On the other hand, Mr. McCulley knows that his program works, so he provides enough information on his website so that you can determine if the program works for you. Once you do, he is confident that most of you will return to buy the book.
And, even if you don't, he's hoping that you'll at least pass the information onto others who could benefit from the program and the book.
Given all the diabetes scams on the Internet, we understand why you may be wary of this program as well, especially if you've already been burned by one of these Internet programs.
But, do you know of any diabetes program where you can try the program for free without having to buy the book or ebook?
Warning: Most of these "cure diabetes" programs on the Internet use the same formula. They show a picture of a doctor with a stethoscope around his neck, supporting this "miraculous" cure, based on so-called clinical research (that doesn't exist or is based on one small study).
The website usually shows a video explaining what diabetes is and how it's now an epidemic -- things that you already know! They talk about this newly uncovered research that only they know about and they're offering it to you because they don't want you to continue suffering. They also provide hundreds of fake testimonials supporting their claims.
But, they don't really explain their program and how it really works. Instead, they'll use some pseudo-science jargon that actually sounds like they know what they're talking about.
But, instead of giving you the answer, they push you to buy their book or other product. They keep explaining how this is the answer to your prayers and you need to act now.
Then, they'll tell you that it cost something like $149 or something, but, today, they're discounting the cost to $47 or something like that.
They keep coming at you until they get your money. And, when you try to leave the web page, they don't even let you leave! A window pops up and asks you if you really want to leave!
Anyhow, once they get your money, they "disappear" -- that is, you can't get them to return your phone calls or answer any of your emails or provide any emotional support. But, it's too late because they got what they wanted -- your money.
Oh, by the way, no other program is as visible and accessible on Facebook as the Death to Diabetes program. Do you know why? These other programs know that their program doesn't work so they don't want people complaining in a public forum about their product. But, Mr. McCulley is very confident in his program and doesn't mind being so visible and accessible to the public.
Key Point: All of these programs provide a list of testimonials on their websites about the success of their program. But, how do you know if these people are real? It turns out that most of the testimonials are fake! On the other hand, Mr. McCulley's program has testimonials from real live people on Facebook that you can actually interact with!
There are testimonials and feedback on Facebook and Amazon from diabetics around the country having success with the Death to Diabetes program. So, you know that the testimonials are authentic.
Food for Thought: But, if you truly believe this is a scam, then, just follow the first 3 steps of the Death to Diabetes program and verify for yourself that Mr. McCulley's story is authentic and that his program will help you using natural (non-drug) methodologies.
Or, call us and talk with the author to get your questions answered!
Or, contact us by filling out our Contact Us form with your questions.
Or, if you're into the science, read our Diabetes Pathophysiology page to understand the pathology of diabetes and the science behind this program.
More Food for Thought: If you've been taking diabetic medications for the past several years, have you noticed that you're now taking more medications than what you were taking just a few years ago?
So, who's running the real scam here? Are your doctor and the pharmaceutical companies really being honest with you?
How to Spot a Cure Diabetes Scam Before You Spend Your Money
So, how do you recognize a diabetes scam before you spend your money? How do you know if this isn't a diabetes scam?
The following is a list of clues and red flags that you should be on the lookout for that indicate a scam.
Anything that sounds too good to be true. Any diabetes treatment plan that promises an easy, quick cure to diabetes or quick relief of diabetes complications. If it seems to be too good to be true, then, it probably is.
The Blame Game. Look out for websites that blame the doctors and pharmaceutical companies, but don't explain and demonstrate how their solution actually works. Many diabetes websites and slick marketers use this technique to point the blame at your doctor and Big Pharma and get you emotionally riled up so that you'll buy their book, ebook, supplement or other product.
Author Sidebar: I refuse to spend a lot of time ranting and blaming the doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Why? Because getting upset and blaming them doesn't help you improve your diabetes.
The 30-Day Cure Promise. There are a lot of websites, books, videos, etc. claiming that they can cure your diabetes in 30 days. In fact, some of them claim they can sure your diabetes in 7 days! Some of these sites use diabetics as pawns because most diabetics don't really understand the science of diabetes pathology.
The bottom line here is that these websites are either lying to you or they're just ignorant when it comes to understanding cell biology, hematology, and biological processes such as erythropoiesis, specifically the life cycle of erythrocytes.
You see, it takes 90-120 days to turn over your red blood cells. So, it would be impossible to completely stabilize blood glucose levels within 30 days, let alone 7 days! Sure, you will be able to lower your blood glucose in 30 days or even 7 days, but, you can't obtain complete glucose stabilization, which these websites fail to mention to you.
Payment required. Whether the proposed treatment requires you to buy a “natural” supplement or a book before you can get any more details about the alleged diabetes cure, be wary about Web sites or programs that pressure you to pay up front. Even if the program promises to repay your money after a trial period, view it with suspicion.
A picture of a man or woman in a doctor's lab coat. The reason for showing this picture is to give you confidence that the program is legit, and has been medically approved. But, do you see the irony here? They use a doctor to pull you in, but, the reason why you're still diabetic is because most doctors know very little about nutrition and how to treat diabetes without using medications!
Website displays news logos for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, USA Today, Fox News. These logos of major news outlets on the website imply that their product or program has been featured there. This is extremely misleading and a big red flag.
No Toll-free Number or Contact Us page. On their contact page, there is usually an email form but no email address or contact number. So basically, they have made it completely impossible for you to get in touch with them should you be dissatisfied with their service. This is a huge red flag and a tactic often employed by scammers to avoid complaints.
But, even if there is a phone number and Contact Us page, call the number, and fill out the Contact Us form before you buy anything. Then, wait to see how long it takes for them to respond to your questions. But, make sure you ask tough questions that require a technical response.
The product is a supplement that claims to cure diabetes. If there were such a supplement, you would have heard about it on the national news! Supplements do not contain what a diabetic's body needs to cure their disease. These supplements tend to contain only trace amounts of the vitamins, minerals, and herbs that most diabetics have already heard about, i.e. chromium, gymnema, bitter melon, cinnamon, Vitamin D, lipoic acid, CoQ10, etc.
Some of these supplements may help somewhat, but, they are not powerful enough to cure your diabetes!
There are hundreds of diabetic supplements and some of them actually help to lower your blood sugar. But, at the end of the day, you're still diabetic. Why? Because there is more to defeating and reversing your diabetes than just lowering your blood sugar. So, be careful - these supplements can give you a false sense of security, if you fail to realize that they're not stopping the progression of your diabetes.
In addition, the vitamins, minerals and other compounds are usually synthetic and therefore provide very little nutritional benefit.
The product promises to do everything. Beware of any product that claims it can do it all — stabilize your blood sugar, end your need for insulin, regenerate your pancreas, lower your blood pressure, reduce your cholesterol, get rid of the belly fat, and increase your energy.
A product that claims to be a “scientific breakthrough". This is ironic, since the people behind these types of products can barely spell "science". If there were a scientific discovery or breakthrough, it would have made front-page news. If the first you hear about a new scientific treatment is an ad on the Internet, run the other way.
Pseudo-science. This may be difficult to identify, but, some websites use clinical studies and pseudo science terminology to make themselves sound like they know what they're talking about, but, they don't ... Unfortunately, by the time you figure this out, you've already spent your hard-earned money ...
Eat whatever you want and still lose weight. It's amazing how many sites promise this! On the other hand, because it is so effective at attracting customers, I see why this type of claim is used so frequently.
The cure is bariatric surgery, metabolic surgery, or some other surgery. Type 2 diabetes cannot be cured with surgery! Type 2 diabetes is a biochemical and hormonal disease! Yes, you can reduce the effects of the disease with surgery, but, the diabetic's body is still in a diabetic state! Also, who's offering the cure? Doctors. Doctors can only offer 2 solutions: drugs and surgery. It's not their fault -- it's how they've been trained.
The product or program is offered by a doctor. Really? Aren't these the same people who give us the drugs and surgery as their primary options? Also, the photos are not actually doctors -- they're actors!
Sidebar: And, if the product is offered by a celebrity, actor, athlete, etc., run the other way! If the product were so good, why did they pay a celebrity to sell the product to you?
The product or program is offered by a nutritionist, chiropractor, diabetes educator, MLM rep, etc. Really? Unfortunately, most people in the alternative care business lack the science background to offer an authentic solution for diabetes. In most cases, they offer a program that focuses on weight loss. Yes, it works temporarily, but eventually, the diabetic realizes that he or she is still diabetic after spending several months and several thousands of dollars! Don't assume that just because these nutritionists, diabetes educators, chiropractors, etc. are involved in alternative medicine, that they know what they're doing!
A list of testimonials. But, most of the testimonials are from people that you can't talk to in order to verify that the people are even real, and that they truly cured their diabetes! In fact, there is only one program that provides links to the actual diabetics who have used the program and benefited from the program.
Note: If you pay attention and look very closely at the photos, you'll realize that many of the photos are stock photos!
Conflicting medications. If you’re on medication for type 2 diabetes or any other chronic health condition, you should find out whether the diabetes "cure" you are considering will interact with your other prescriptions and conditions. A questionable diabetes cure may not mention the possibility of conflict.
Stopping medications. The promise that you will be able to stop taking medications is tempting — but don’t do it without your doctor’s approval.
Lack of research support. While many alleged diabetes cures may claim that scientific research supports their approach or the ingredients in the product, you should find out more about these studies. Look for studies that are published in major journals. Look for journal citations and find the original publication of the study results, if you can. Your doctor or a librarian can help you with this.
Emphasis on mistrust. Diabetes cure scams may promise you a cure “that your doctor won’t tell you about” implying that your medical team is withholding vital information.
Pointing the finger. This is a good one. They blame the doctors, the government, the hospitals, the insurance companies and the pharmaceutical companies, but they never really explain how their product actually works. They focus on "the blame game" and pretend they're on your side.
Testimonials. Stories from patients or celebrities may be used to persuade you to try a product. But, you don’t know what other medications they have been taking or what other health conditions they have.
Special deals. Advertising for the alleged cure may suggest that you are getting a special deal if you order immediately. You may also be promised a free gift, two-for-one deal, or some other benefit for ordering right away.
Implied threats. Watch out for diabetes treatment plans that imply you will do great harm to your body if you do not invest immediately in the proposed cure.
Continued contact. If you supply personal information in order to get more details (without paying) and the group or program continues to pressure you after you have decided against a purchase, this is a scam.
Why Are We So Susceptible to These Diabetes Scams?
Many diabetics are apprehensive and confused about all of the "cure diabetes" books, infomercials, and programs out there on the Internet. and on TV And, they have a right to be. There are hundreds if not thousands of diabetes scams out there. If you have been victimized by a diabetes scam, you're not alone.
There are 4 major reasons why we as diabetics are susceptible to these scams:
1. We just want to get better. Most of us are tired of the drugs and their side effects. We just want to live a better life. So, we become desperate when we hear there may be a cure for our diabetes.
2. Most of us trust and believe in others. So, when someone says they have a cure, we tend to believe them. And, given all of the medical research over the years, someone must have found a cure by now.
3. Most of us have heard about a cure from somewhere. Because there are so many scams out there, after a while, we begin to believe that maybe it's true, maybe there is a cure after all.
4. These scam artists use underhanded and slick marketing schemes. The marketing people running these scams have done their homework, so they know what buttons to push. They also realize that a lot of people are desperate and afraid of what is going to happen if they don't do something. So, they play on your fear.
Also, they realize that most people don't have a science background, so they use a lot of pseudo-science mumbo-jumbo that sounds really good. And, they show a video of an actor in a white coat claiming to be a doctor or researcher who's found the answer.
Or, they make ridiculous claims like: "We'll cure your diabetes in 30 days!" But, most people don't realize that it takes 90-120 days to turn over your red blood cells!
So, if you're apprehensive about this book and the wellness program, we get it. We don't want you spending your money if you have doubts.
Instead, just try the first part of the program and read our web page about the key attributes that you should be looking for if you want to determine if a diabetes program is effective and will work for you.
Note: Refer to the Health-related Scams web page for more information about scams.
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