Time for a Gigantic Diabetes Meeting

Next week it’s time for the world’s largest scientific meeting about diabetes, EASD, in Vienna. Nearly 20,000 physicians, scientists, vendors and other participants will be there.

EASD.org

The major problem with diabetes treatment today is that diabetics are advised to eat the very thing that they can’t handle – large amounts of carbohydrates. This makes it necessary for diabetics to use a lot of potentially dangerous drugs, they gain weight and suffer long-term complications from uncontrolled blood sugar. The question is if this will even be mentioned on stage at the conference.

On short notice I decided to attend the conference myself on Monday. It could be exciting, or what do you think? Reports are coming up.

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16 comments

  1. tz
    Please include photos of the tables where snacks are provided (and any meals if not off a menu). They proved very ironic before.

    If a diabetic stops eating sugar, then they don't need medicine, and the pharmaceutical companies don't make profits - even when government is paying for the medicine or other treatment (which might be worse - government will pay me to be a sugar addict and insure I live a long life where I will need to consume lots of healthcare).

    If we treated tobacco like sugar, we would encourage lung transplants and ignore the causality between cigarettes and lung disease.

    Replies: #4, #16
  2. Anthony
    This is important Dr Andreas. Your advise saved my arse ! Please tell them the truth as things really do need to change and change quickly !
  3. alan
    waiting for reports, thank you
  4. Boundless
    > If a diabetic stops eating sugar, ...

    If a Type II diabetic (T2D) shifts to low net carb, they can get remarkable results, but it's not just sugar. Cutting high glycemics like wheat (in any form) and other grain flours is essential as well - anything rapidly metabolized to glucose (or containing substantial fructose).

    Type I diabetes (T1D) is another matter entirely. A low-carb or keto diet can minimize the need for meds, tending toward zero, but may not completely eliminate meds. Remission of T1D with diet is unlikely, with so few documented anecdotal cases that it's not something a T1D victim can count on.

    National Diabetic Maintenance And Promotion organizations, like the ADA in the US, love to confound T1D and T2D when it suits their agenda of keeping everyone at risk of T2D, and then permanently on the meds sold by their Board members. "Diabetes is incurable" they'll claim. This is why it's always important to be precise about speaking of T1D vs. T2D. T2D is trivially curable when caught early.

    T2D used to be called Adult Onset Diabetes, but is not now (ponder that). T2D is a totally optional ailment that is an almost completely predictable result of a chronic moderate to high glycemic diet. It is completely reversible at the metabolic syndrome and pre-diabetes stages. It is reversible after that depending on the status of irreversible complications.

  5. Jutta K.Deutschland
    Da warte ich sehr gespannt auf ihre Berichte.
    Ich bin ja auch Typ 2 und komme ohne Medikamente aus, mein HBa1C ist 6,2 !
    Low Carb ist die Rettung für Diabetiker Typ 2.
    Aber leider ist die Pharma-Lobby ist stark !
    Es wird Zeit, dass endlich ein frischer Wind weht und die alten Ernährungsformen endlich abgeschafft werden !

    Es grüßt
    Jutta

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  6. Nan
    I too will be interested in seeing photos of the diabetes-causing foods such as you posted from last year. Those food tables will be a good annual gauge of how the Diabetes Associations are progressing.

    http://www.sugaraholics.com

  7. bill
    Sorry if this has been posted, but I just came
    upon it:

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/831375?src=wnl_edit_medn_wir&...

    prediabetes and risk of cancer.

  8. Jan
    Await with interest to read your thoughts and reports.

    All the best Jan

  9. Adrian
    Please write in English, he's an English version of the original blog, and many of us don't understand German.
    Reply: #10
  10. FrankG
    Not perfect Adrian but plenty to communicate the meaning; Google translated Jutta's comment as...

    "Since I am waiting very anxiously for their reports.
    I'm also type 2 and I'm from without medication, my A1C is 6.2!
    Low Carb is the salvation for diabetics type second
    But unfortunately, the pharmaceutical lobby is strong!
    It's time to finally blows a fresh wind and the old diets are finally abolished!

    it greets
    Jutta"

  11. robert
    A bit high, isn't it? That would be about 130mg/dl average blood glucose (7.2mmol/l). You can and should do better than that.
  12. Mark
    Thanks for going.
    Its very important for us to hear your views on it... And yes, snap pics of the food!
    I would bet the LCHF or low carb is never mentioned at all unless its asked in a question.
  13. Joey B
    They seem to be having lots of meetings and seminars like this and yet little seems to be changing! Diabetes and obesity are still rising. I am seeing less and less lean people as the years go by :(
  14. Dominik
    That's basically across the street from my workplace. I'll be waving at ya! I don't think they'll promote anything revolutionary, though.
  15. Judy USA Arizona
    As long as big business, food, pharma, healthcare, make big money on keeping us sick things will be very slow to change. I was advised to consume 65 grams of carbs daily during diabetes education. I refused and it took me a few years to come across this blog and others with good advice. Thanks to Drs Bernstein, Eenfeldt, and Lustig as well as many other interested authors who are pulling our health out of the bottom of the barrel. We all need to be savvy consumers of all that we pay money for, food, medication and healthcare. With all the good advice and selective use of medication, I am able to keep my A1c below 6 and have none of the problems that arise associated with Diabetes 2.
  16. nadia
    Your comment about thinking about sugar like tobacco is such a paradox. To educate any correlation between tobacco use and any ill health was a royal battle, even lung conditions! In 1974 the link was a clear as day! A vascular surgeon stated that he never had to remove any limb from anyone who was not a smoker. It is still a ongoing battle! In 1991 a physician laughed in my face when I suggested a correlation between children's lung health and carers smoking. It took another 2 years before the talk of the term passive smoking. More battle, more time to get any sort of bans. and so on. 2014? Now add the complication of 3rd hand smoke and amputations are mostly as a result of type 2 diabetes (some so, so young). In 2010-11 food companies Nabisco and Kraft combined and .... taken over by... Philip Morris!
    A little more history.. the tobacco companies copied the sugar industry tactics to avoid regulation and dissemination of the dangers of their product! At least we can internet search and relay information a little easier... and then loads of misinformation. So round 2 on sugar ... this time we can use people power connected all over the world and chip away at it. So let's keep going!

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