Diabetes UK promotes “scientific-based” top recipes for diabetics: cakes and brownies!


This has to be seen to be believed. Diabetes UK recently featured their top diabetes recipes from last year on their site. The top three?

  1. Apple and cinnamon cake (made with wheat flour, 33.5 grams of carbs and 19.4 grams of sugar PER SLICE)
  2. Chocolate brownies (containing chocolate, maple syrup i.e. sugar and wheat flour)
  3. Pear and almond traybake (containing sugar and wheat flour)

Scientific and healthy?

Interestingly they claim that their recipes are…

…written by chefs and clinical advisors at Diabetes UK using current scientific-based evidence.

They also say that….

Did you know that there’s actually no such thing as a diabetic recipe? If you have diabetes, you can eat the healthy foods everyone else eats… our recipe finder is full of over 300 nutritious, quick and simple recipes you can make at home. All have been tested and cooked by a chef and nutritionally analysed by a registered dietitian.


So if you have diabetes, head over there and have their top sugar and flour-filled cakes and brownies. Remember, they are all nutritious and healthy and based on scientific evidence. So you can feel quite safe while spiking your blood sugar.

So who will gain the most from this? Abbott, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Takeda. Companies selling drugs to lower blood sugar for people with diabetes, and companies that are among the main sponsors of Diabetes UK.

Of course there’s no better way to raise your blood sugar and need to up your medication than eating cakes full of sugar and wheat flour.

Eat the Diabetes UK recommended cookies and you’ll benefit their sponsors, who can then afford to spend even more on sponsorship. Everyone wins. Except you.


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  1. Eric Sodicoff MD
    I am so glad that we here in the USA are not alone in having pharma corrupted dietary guidelines for diabetics.
    Check out the latest guidelines from The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists:
    Thre disclosure section is the best part!


    Dr. Alan J. Garber reports that he is on the Advisory
    Board for Novo Nordisk, Vivus, Janssen, Merck, Kowa,
    Lexicon, Viking Therapeutics, and Takeda. He is also
    a consultant for Novo Nordisk, Vivus, Janssen, Merck,
    Kowa, Lexicon, Viking Therapeutics, and Takeda.
    Dr. Martin J. Abrahamson has received consulting
    fees from Novo Nordisk.
    Dr. Joshua I. Barzilay reports that he does not have
    any relevant financial relationships with any commercial
    Dr. Lawrence Blonde reports that he is a consultant
    for AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Intarcia, Janssen
    Pharmaceutical Companies, Merck & Co., Inc, Novo
    Nordisk, Quest Diagnostics, and Sanofi. He is a speaker for
    AstraZeneca, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Merck
    & Co, Inc, and Novo Nordisk.
    Dr. Zachary Bloomgarden reports that he is a consultant
    for Novo Nordisk, Merck, and AstraZeneca. He is also
    a speaker for Novo Nordisk, Merck, and AstraZeneca. He
    is a stock shareholder for Baxter Medical, CVS Caremark,
    Roche Holdings, St. Jude Medical, and Novartis.
    Dr. Michael A. Bush reports that he is an Advisory
    Board Consultant for Janssen and Eli Lilly. He is on the
    speaker’s bureau for Takeda, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk,
    AstraZeneca, and Boehringer Ingelheim.
    Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack reports that he is a consultant
    for Merck, Novo Nordisk, Janssen, and Boehringer
    Ingelheim. He has received research grants from
    AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk, and Boehringer Ingelheim.
    He has clinical trial contacts with the University of
    Tennessee for studies in which he serves as the Investigator
    or Co-investigator.
    Dr. Ralph A. DeFronzo reports that he is a consultant
    for Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk, and
    Janssen. He is a speaker for Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca,
    and Janssen. He has received speaker honoraria from BMS,
    Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, and AstraZ........

  2. Eddie Mitchell
    In my opinion, DUK are one of the prime reasons the type two diabetes epidemic has come about, and will continue to increase. DUK is also one of the reasons the NHS audited statistics show no improvement year after year, regarding diabetic HbA1c numbers. They must know full well, that sugar and highly processed starchy carbs have no place in a healthy diet for anyone, let alone for diabetics. The $64,000 question must be, why they continue to promote a dangerous diet. The answer is simple, more sugar and more high starch food leads to higher blood glucose numbers for diabetics, and it is a fact, most if not all, will require medication, in an attempt to bring highly dangerous blood glucose numbers under control. Just what the DUK main sponsors want.

    The internet is awash with scientific papers and countless testimonies from diabetics who have found the correct diet has been their salvation. The correct diet for a diabetic is a whole fresh food lifestyle, eliminating sugar completely and minimising carbs that bring about elevated BG numbers. Type one diabetics often report following the correct diet, insulin use is drastically reduced, often down to a third of previous requirements. Many type two diabetics report zero requirements for medication, once again, following the correct diet.

    It must be beyond all doubt DUK know this. The fact is, the DUK dietary recommendations guarantee higher blood glucose numbers for almost all diabetics, who in turn require more medication, from their main sponsors, big pharma companies. It is my opinion, and that of many others, DUK are not fit for purpose. They are at best highly negligent and at worst criminal.

    Kind regards Eddie

  3. Fay
    Diabetes UK is a scandal all round. The organisation put out a press release that was supposed to focus on the health checks people with diabetes aren't getting. DUK alleged that people with diabetes would bankrupt the NHS and that became the media angle and DUK got backlash from a lot of angry people. I refuse to have anything to do with Diabetes UK.
  4. chris c
    I agree, especially with Eddie.

    And have you seen the SIZE of their chef?


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