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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Diabetes does not have to progress to horrific complications !

The main symptom for diabetes is highly elevated blood glucose numbers. Highly elevated BG numbers is the reason for diabetic complications. Hold good BG numbers, less than HbA1c six and stay free from complications. The younger you are the more important. Non diabetics do not suffer from the complications as shown in the video. I normally embed videos but not this time.



Monday, 28 November 2011

Lowcarb trifle !

Ingredients: Serves 6-8
100 grams of ground almonds
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream
A pack of frozen lowcarb summer fruits
300ml of extra thick cream
A handful of toasted flaked almonds
2 x 12.5 grams of instant jelly crystals


Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter, I use a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix. Pour into a 6" microwave proof dish. Microwave in a 700watt for 3 minutes. Allow almond sponge to cool and break up into small pieces.

 Layer up in a Pyrex bowl ( 7" wide by 4" deep ) the fruit, and sponge. Pour over the lowcarb raspberry liquid jelly and allow to set in the fridge. Cover top with extra thick cream and toasted flaked almonds.


Ingredients (serves 2)
1 small cauliflower, grated
1 red onion, finely chopped

 2 table spoons of Patak's Madras curry paste
3 boiled eggs (8 minutes in boiling water), quartered
250g smoked haddock, or unsmoked salmon is also good, poached in water for 5 minutes
Lots of finely chopped parsley, or coriander
Some lemon wedges to serve.


Fry the onion in olive oil or butter until soft. Add the curry paste and fry for 3-4 minutes more. Now add the grated cauliflower and cook until all the ingredients are well coloured, maybe 8-10 minutes. Add the flaked fish, then the herbs and finally the eggs. Salt and pepper to taste, then spoon onto warmed plates with the lemon wedges.

A great meal served anytime of day. Will keep you going for hours. Low carb and will keep those BG numbers to non diabetic, very tasty.

Lifestyle Changes Effective In Protecting Against Type II Diabetes

"Changing to a healthier lifestyle appears to be at least as effective as taking prescription drugs in reducing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, says a new British Medical Journal study.

They found that lifestyle changes, e.g. switching to a healthier diet and increasing exercise to be at least as effective as taking prescription drugs. On average, lifestyle changes helped to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by around half. Lifestyle changes were also less likely to have adverse side-effects."

Lifestyle changes to a healthier diet and increasing exercise is far more effective than most prescription drugs for lowering BG numbers and reversing type two diabetes. Type two diabetes drugs are being banned on safety grounds faster that the boffins can come with regurgitated out of patent junk.


Saturday, 26 November 2011

Ennio Morricone "Deborah's Theme"

Good night, have a great weekend, Eddie

Music night again.

My favourite TV programme at the moment. OK, I'm in love with her.


Blood Glucose Monitoring Break-Thru the no test strip BG Meter !

After months of speculation, and denials from Glugo Pharmaceuticals, the amazing no test strip required, blood glucose meter was unveiled at the Savoy Hotel on Friday. NHS buyers and the usual pharma hacks were clearly left stunned, when the Glugo MK1 was presented by Endo super star Professor Iver Knobheadski, Professor Emeritus at the globally renowned, Broadmore Institute of Diabetes research. After a brief demonstration, Knobheadski explained the rationale behind the new Glugo MK1. The BG meter that never reads higher than 5.4mmol.

“For years the NHS and DUK have pushed a diet that was based on sugar/starch. This has lead to the gruesome statistics as published by the government. Obesity has gone through the roof together with type two diabetes. This has lead to a huge increase in depression for diabetics. This meter will be a life saver for those that follow the eat carbs with every meal dogma, depression banished at a stroke or heart attack or amputation etc. etc.”

Knob some of you may recall, stunned the world when he recommended a 10000 calorie a day 100% carb diet for the newly diagnosed, he argued most diabetics would be dead within five years and would save the NHS a fortune. This hypothesis did not go down well with the diabetic community, but was heralded as a break through by many NHS dietitions.
Glugo’s Sales and Marketing Director Rick Ripoff could hardly contain himself when he stated “Our meter could not have come at a better time. With the raising of HbA1c guidelines by NICE, the withdrawal of test strips for almost all type two diabetics and the cut back of many approved diabetes drugs, this product will sell itself”

Priced to sell at only £199 postage free we know you will be delighted. Never worry about high BG numbers again.

Coming soon, our state-of-the-art weighing scales. The more you weigh, the lower the recorded weight. Sure to be a monster hit, a must for all those who love those carbs and meds.

Should you become blind or minus a limb, or suffer kidney failure or heart attack using our products, please contact our Lawyers, Bullshite, Whitewash and Koverupp of New York.

Lowcarb Flax crackers

Measure six tablespoons of ground golden flax meal into a mixing bowl. Add a few shakes of dried dill, onion powder, salt, cayenne pepper and mix well. Add half a small glass of water and mix until all the ingredients come together, then let it 'rest' for a couple of minutes.

Take out an egg sized piece and between two sheets of baking paper, press it down, then roll out quite thinly. Peel back the top layer of baking paper, then to make them look good, cut out in fancy tiny circles with a very small biscuit cutter, and place the shapes on a baking paper covered, microwave platter.

Zap for 2 minutes in a microwave oven and slide the crunchy biscuits onto a cooling rack. If they are not crunchy enough, you can return them to the microwave oven for more time. Please note ! they will crisp up more as they cool. When cool, store in an airtight container. These can also be cooked in a conventional oven.

Variations: Add some grated parmesan cheese, use half almond meal and half flax meal....... experiment and enjoy.



More recipes and good food ideas at

British women 'fattest in Europe'

Figures released by the European Commission showed that nearly a quarter (23.9 per cent) of women in the UK were obese in 2008/09, when the data was recorded.

The statistics showed British men are not far behind, with 22.1 per cent being classed as overweight, coming second only to Malta.

British women have been named the most overweight in Europe.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of sound dietary advice and useful information to the diabetic community of Kens Forum.

Background: After evaluating the threads and postings from the moderators and forum members the postings were considered for relevance for the average diabetic, for those looking to lose weight, and the safe reduction of BG numbers, and any sound information whatsoever.

Objective: The objective of this meta-analysis was to summarize the evidence related to the aforementioned forum posts.

A full evaluation was made of the posts, and the value of the information was considered. “High all, a bit quiet tonight, boiled to death, who craves carbs and I can’t stop yawning” were studied for helpful information to the newly diagnosed.

Conclusions: After thorough and exhaustive examination of the said posts, they were considered to be about as much use as a rubber beak on a woodpecker !


Nice-approved drugs banned by quarter of health authorities.

Good news on Drugs and Dangerous medication ! Less drugs can only improve the health for many people.

What a pity Avandia and Actos etc. etc. were not banned before countless deaths. So many of the drugs dolled out like cup cakes at a kids birthday party are either useless or downright dangerous.

In December 2003, Allen Roses, the then worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline, noted that most prescription medicines do not work on most people who take them. "The vast majority of drugs – more than 90 per cent – only work in 30 or 50 per cent of the people."

What he could have also said , many of our expensive drugs are not only useless, they have killed millions of people. This is evidenced by the $Billions big Pharma has paid out in fines and compensation over recent years.



Study Reveals A Natural Fatty Acid Used In Manufacturing Can Modulate Glucose Control

A Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) study published recently in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals that a natural fatty acid can serve as a regulator of blood sugar levels.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and current drugs commonly used to treat the disease sometimes have unwanted side effects.

Decanoic acid, also known as "Capric acid," occurs naturally in coconut oil and palm kernel oil, as well as in the milk and animal fats of some mammals.

Diabetes affects 8.3 percent of Americans of all ages, and 11.3 percent of adults aged 20 and older. About 27 percent of those with diabetes - 7 million Americans - do not know they have the disease. Prediabetes affects 35 percent of adults aged 20 and older.

Obesity kills over 30,000 a year !

More than 30,000 lives are being lost each year because of weight-related diseases, warned Health Secretary John Reid.

Highlighting the appalling death toll from Britain's worsening obesity crisis, he said the problem was affecting children as young as 13.

"Obesity levels are rising at an alarming rate," said Dr Reid as he launched a national consultation on public health.

The cost of obesity to the Health Service is estimated to be £500million a year.

"Most alarmingly, over a third of children are overweight or obese and there are increases in cases of Type II diabetes in children."

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Check out Jimmy Moore

Jimmy is a lowcarb stalwart and one hell of a fighter, the harder he gets hit, the faster he gets up. Jimmy lost a beloved brother at a very young age and he and his wife recently lost a baby. A ferocious worker, who never backs down.


Merck to Plead Guilty, Pay $950M in U.S. Vioxx Probe.

Merck Sharp & Dohme will plead guilty to one count of misbranding Vioxx, the company and U.S. prosecutors said yesterday. The company will pay a $321.6 million criminal fine and $628.3 million to resolve civil claims that it sold Vioxx for unapproved uses and made false statements about its cardiovascular safety.

Before that approval, the company touted Vioxx to physicians for rheumatoid arthritis, prompting the FDA to send a warning letter on Sept. 17, 2001. The letter said Merck made a misleading claim suggesting that “Vioxx is effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis when this has not been demonstrated,” according to the criminal charge that Merck Sharp & Dohme will admit in federal court in Boston.

Former Vioxx users who sued in state and federal courts claimed Merck didn’t adequately disclose safety data to the FDA, failed to properly warn doctors and patients of the drug’s risks, and misrepresented the potential harm in marketing materials.

They accused Merck officials of withholding data in 2000 about a clinical trial that found Vioxx caused five times more heart attacks than another painkiller and publishing misleading and inaccurate information about the drug’s health risks.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Carbo's blog. Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"The trouble is though Edie has taken intensive/tight control to mean low carb. That is rather obvious from his comment. He has never had any concept as to how type 1's control THEIR diabetes or in fact how insulin works or even how different food groups effect blood sugars. "

How do type ones control THEIR diabetes ?

Very poorly it would appear !

NHS Statistics for 2008 2009:
Percentage of Type 1 diabetics with HbA1c greater than 7.5 per cent = 71.4 per cent.
Percentage of Type 2 diabetics with HbA1c greater than 7.5 per cent = 33.4 per cent.
Percentage of Type 1 diabetics with HbA1c greater than 10.0 per cent = 33.6 per cent.
Percentage of Type 2 diabetics with HbA1c greater than 10.0 per cent = 14.3 per cent.
These results are very similar to those found in 2006 – 2007 and 2007 – 2008.

Hence the 20 years plus reduced life expectancy.


Anonymous said... at Carbo's blog.

Anonymous said... at Carbo's blog.

"Note that Eddie’s blog is called ‘Low Carb Diabetic with the following intro to tell you what his blog is about!

“Shining a spotlight on the exploitation, misinformation, and ludicrous dietary advice that leads to diabetic complications, and the early and unnecessary death of thousands of diabetics every year. The mainstream advice is plainly wrong and is at last being recognised as such by at least some of the more enlightened medical professionals. Please check out our website”

They establish that anything they post is to underpin or support that low carb diet if you want further prove of their motives then take a look at Eddie website!"

The facts re. diabetes.

This post uses the following reference “Diabetes in the UK 2010 – Key Statistics on Diabetes”. Link at bottom of page. [Page xx] refers to the page number xx of the above document.

Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges in the UK today. The UK is facing a huge increase in the number of people with diabetes. In 1996 the number of people diagnosed with diabetes was approximately 1.4 million, in 2009 approximately 2.6 million and by 2025 estimated to be approximately 4 million [Page 3].

The motivation for the post comes from the realisation that if the growing health crisis is to be curbed and the number of people dying from diabetes and its complications is to be reduced then there is a need to increase awareness of the risks involved in not keeping blood glucose levels under control.


Adults: In 2009 there was approximately 2.6 million adults diagnosed with diabetes: approximately 10 % Type 1, 90 % Type 2 [Page 4].

Children: In England in 2009 there was approximately 22000 children diagnosed with diabetes: approximately 97 % Type 1, 1.5 % Type 2 and 1.5 % another type of diabetes [Page 7].


Keeping blood glucose levels as near normal as possible can greatly reduce the risks of the following diabetes complications [Page 11].

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): CVD accounts for 44 % of fatalities with Type 1, 52 % in Type 2 [Page 11].

Kidney Disease (nephropathy): Kidney disease accounts for 21 % of fatalities with Type 1, 11 % in Type 2 [Page 12].

Eye Disease (retinopathy): Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness; within 20 years of diagnosis nearly 100 % Type 1 and almost 60 % of Type 2 have some degree of retinopathy [Page 12].

Amputation: Diabetes is the leading cause of lower limb amputations; more than 10 % of foot ulcers result in an amputation; up to 70 % diabetics die within 5 years of having an amputation [Page 12].

Depression: The prevalence of depression is approximately twice as high in diabetics as it is in the general population [Page 13].

Neuropathy: May affect up to 50 % of diabetics [page 13].

Complications In Pregnancy: In order not to increase the stress I have not quoted the relevant statistic. The statistics can be found on [Page 14].

Life Expectancy: Life expectancy is reduced, on average, by more than 20 years for Type 1, up to 10 years for Type 2 [Page 14].

Good Diabetes Management

Research shows that keeping blood glucose levels as near normal as possible, keeping blood pressure well controlled, managing weight and keeping active can greatly reduce the risk of the diabetic complications.

So, my anonymous one, if eating crap is worth 10-20 years of your life carry on. But why try to take others with you ?


Saturday, 19 November 2011

Nutrition and Alzheimer's disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet.

In this paper, we have highlighted that AD may also be caused by a deficiency in the supply chain of cholesterol, fats, and antioxidants to the brain. We have provided much evidence of the importance of
these nutrients to brain function, and have shown that AD patients are deficient in cholesterol and fats in the cerebral spinal fluid.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Intensive Diabetes Therapy Protects Type 1 Diabetics' Kidneys, Study Shows

People with type 1 diabetes are at high risk of developing kidney disease, but no therapies are proven to prevent impaired kidney function in these patients.

Over an average of 22 years in DCCT/EDIC, intensive therapy was more effective at preserving long-term kidney function in study participants. A total of 24 participants assigned to intensive therapy and 46 assigned to conventional therapy developed impaired kidney function, meaning that intensive diabetes therapy reduced patients' risk by 50%. Of those with impaired kidney function, 8 assigned to intensive therapy and 16 assigned to conventional therapy developed kidney failure.

"This study demonstrates that impaired kidney function can be prevented in type 1 diabetes and reinforces the importance of maintaining good glucose control early in the course of type 1 diabetes to prevent long-term kidney complications," said Dr. de Boer.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Low Carb Cauliflower Rice

Lowcarb food ideas

One of the reasons we keep going !

We received this email yesterday via our website and it’s these sort of messages that keep us going.

I just thought I'd send you an e-mail of encouragement!

I am not a diabetic myself, but I'm a strong believer when it comes to low carb, especially for people with insulin-related problems, whatever they are. I am carefully attempting to get the diabetics in my circle of acquaintance to try restricting their carbs, but since this approach is not at all supported by any institution in the Netherlands, this is a very slow process. It's really good to find that people in a place as close as the UK have started a blog like yours, with good info and great recipes! I might try setting up a similar recipe site in Dutch, so people can read it in their own language.

The only thing is that I am vegetarian/part-time vegan myself, so obviously lots of meat, eggs and cheese are out of the question for me. I succeed at eating a moderately low carb vegan diet, but I can certainly understand that people who want/need to be really low can't do it without animal products, at least not with current product-availability.

I wish you the best of luck with your efforts. I hope the future has less carbs, so life will be easier and healthier for a lot of people!


Government obesity panel quietly abolished

A panel of advisers on tackling obesity has been disbanded over claims the Government was too sympathetic to the food and drink industry.

Members of the advisory group, which was set up under Labour, said the Government preferred to consult food and drink firms than scientific experts over Britain's obesity crisis.

Last year, Mr Lansley came under fire for ruling out an anti-junk food law while asking the food and drink sector to fund the Change 4 Life health campaign. Announcing the plans to reduce taxpayer spending on promoting healthy living, he said: "We will be pressing industry for actual funding."

Coca-Cola, Mars, Kraft, Nestle and PepsiCo were already involved in the Change 4 Life campaign, which advertised lifestyle changes on television.

Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, described the decision as "nothing other than a bare-faced request for cash from a rich food and drink industry to bail out a cash-starved Department of Health campaign."

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

God save us from Human Nature !

My old antagonist Carbo, posted a thread with a recipe on Monday the 10th of October, it has received to date, two comments. The blogs latest post, posted by his oppo, Carbs United, another carb addict and high medication stalwart, “Indigestion strikes vocal low carber” sole purpose to slag me off, has received in far less time, 68 comments, and going up by the minute ! OK much of the grief has been aimed at Ken, but not all.

What can we learn from this ? Clearly no one on Carbo’s blog is interested in recipes. No one is interested in the latest diabetic information. No one is interested in a low carb way of life, or recipes that can help BG numbers. Those with a bare minimum of diabetes knowledge knows, reduce the carbs or up the meds. Some like Carbo obtain safe BG numbers, while shovelling carbs down their necks. But there is usually a price to pay. In Carbo’s case, continuing obesity.

We have seen the gruesome NHS statistics regarding serious complications and the lamentable number of diabetics that get to a safe HbA1c. It seems to me, most of Carbo’s commentators are hell bent on making sure the terrible statistics continue for others. Who are these people ? Reps for big pharma, salesman of junk food, or diabetics with complications, who missed the low carb boat.

Time will tell, as we have seen with Kens unravelling. If his forum ever becomes successful, I will eat my hat and disappear into oblivion. And that’s a promise !


When does a diet plan become ridiculous ?

When my old mate Ken was running into the ground, he promoted a very low fat, very low carb, very low calorie diet. When a Doctor, and low carb expert, questioned Ken on his diet, Ken and Sue defended the diet for all they were worth, and promptly banned the Doctor.

Fast forward six months, and Albert aka Ken was posting a very similar diet on d. Ken has admitted over at Carbo’s cess pit, Albert and his mates, and I quote “post ridiculous diet ideas to wind up the avid low carbers” i.e. the same diet as the dynamic duo’s.

This leaves me confused, is a diet sensible if your name is Ken or Sue ? But becomes ridiculous if your name is Albert aka Ken. We need to be told.


The perils of a low fat-low carb-low calorie diet

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Kens Kingdom !

Kenny boy, as thick as Carbo’s belly fat. I have held off from commenting on Kenny’s forum of doom, but hey, the guy is at it big time on Carbo’s cess pit blog. The arch buffoon is over there posting this.“I suppose I better set the records right about Albert/Kenbert whatever.....initially that was an account that was set up for various people to slag off the new kid on the block, Benedict', otherwise known as Benny Boy and various other nicknames. Then after I left the West Mids it also became a vehicle for some mates of mine who had the log in details to post ridiculous diet ideas to wind up the avid low carbers, such as pianoman who sounds remarkably like DocZoc/David from the defunct LCF. Don't really know about that, just a hunch. The other target was the idiot and his blog lowcarbdiabetic. Well, they fell for it hook, line and wasn't me, just a bunch of pissed off mates using my old PC which I had bequeathed to one of them !! They had a deal of fun while I wasn't around and properly got up the nose of Benny Boy and some of the mods on DCUK. I told them to stop it as it was once again me that was getting the flack !! That's it.......!!”

Kenny, we knew your grubby little hand was on the tiller from the start you chump ! You have proved this with your posting you numbskull ! Never forget, Kenny stuck to the NHS high carb diet for over ten years. He has said “it nearly killed me” Lowcarbers put this moron straight, and he tells people on his own forum he is on less than 60 carb per day. He is also on a very low fat diet. Well, Kenny took early retirement years ago, and workers like me are paying his disability pension. I hope he learns soon the benefits of healthy fats. I can appreciate, a man that sits on his arse for eighteen hours a day, can get by on very few calories, but us workers need more.

Even Carbo’s forum of failure started out better than Kenny’s forum of the dammed, especially when you consider all the posting, signposting and PMing being done. Kenny’s forum is dead meat, the only person who cannot see it, is Ken. But when did this lunatic ever have a grip on reality. Most switched on, newly diagnosed diabetic people, realise the carbs have got to go within days or weeks of diagnosis, Kenny got the message after ten years, need I say more. As I said, thick as Carbo's belly fat !

Carbo totally carb addicted, and a regular Orlistat user. Years into type two diabetes, and still clueless about reducing weight to a safe level. The likes of Carbo talk the talk, and walk the walk, but remain, vastly over weight.

Does this seem hard ? Check out his cess pit of a blog. Dedicated to taking on low carbers and those with some self disipline and common sense.


Monday, 14 November 2011

Christmas pudd. Lowcarb Of course !

100 grams ground almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream
100 grams of lowcarb thawed frozen fruits. Blueberries, blackcurrants and strawberries.
60 grams of 90-95% cocoa dark chocolate
Two tea spoons of cocoa powder
One large shot of brandy
A handful of almond flakes and broken walnuts
Extra thick cream

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter, I use a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream, and fruit. Add the dry ingredients and mix. Pour into a medium size Pyrex mixing bowl. Microwave in a 700watt for 5 minutes. Turn out upside-down onto five layers of kitchen paper on a flat plate. Zap in micro-wave for a further two minutes. Melt the chocolate in a heat proof bowl standing in a saucepan of boiling water. Pour over pudding and serve with a scoop of extra thick cream. Serves four.


Beware the 'Janus face’ of modern medicine !

Over the past 60 years, medicine has metamorphosed from a modest pursuit of limited effectiveness to a massive global phenomenon employing millions and costing trillions.

And yet the more powerful the medical enterprise has become, the greater the incentive for its professional and commercial interests to extend their influence yet further – resulting in the progressive “medicalisation” of people’s lives to no good purpose.

But, alleges Dr Marcia Angell, the former chief editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, the pharmaceutical industry has, in the process, “moved very far from the original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new drugs. Now primarily marketing machines to sell drugs of dubious benefit, it uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way – including the medical profession itself.”

Minimise drugs, maximise good food and exercise. "Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." Hippocrates


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Low carb better than low fat for diabetics.

Compared with a low-fat diet, a low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean-style diet led to more favorable changes in glycemic control and coronary risk factors and delayed the need for antihyperglycemic drug therapy in overweight patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Montserrat Caballé - O mio babbino caro

That's it, I'm off to the pub.


As good as it could ever get ?

Gustav Mahler musical genius.

Mahler had a daughter called Maria, who succumbed to scarlet fever and diphtheria. He wrote this music in Venice following her death. Heart breaking and beautiful. Many years later, the cinematography genius, Luchino Visconti, made a film, called Death In Venice and used Mahler’s music. A masterpiece in my opinion.

Check out the film Death In Venice. A photography masterclass. One of my favourites. Eddie

Yes it's Saturday night again. Maria Callas: Ave Maria (Verdi)

If this does not move you, check your pulse, you may just be dead.


GPs told to screen all patients aged over 25 for diabetes !

GPs should go through their practice records and identify all patients aged over 25 who are at high risk of type 2 diabetes – in particular those of South Asian descent – a new draft NICE guideline recommends.
The guideline – put out for consultation today – marks a massive expansion in diabetes screening, with NICE recommending GPs invite all patients identified as high risk for a blood test.


Thursday, 10 November 2011

World Economy Collapse explained in 3 minutes

Should I be laughing, we are all doomed !


GlaxoSmithKline to settle drug disputes for $3bn

GlaxoSmithKline is set to pay one of the pharmaceutical industry’s largest ever fines after resolving disputes with the US government over the way it marketed and developed its drugs, at a cost of $3bn (£1.8bn).

Caught with your pants down.

Post by Abby

“I wonder if any of the Mods or Admin can help?

I have had to reregister on the forum as I cannot log on with my registered user name any more. When I tried to log in it said I was using an incorrect user name or password and to contact the Administrator by Email. I have done this twice now and have received no reply to my query.

I find it very odd that no one has taken the time to answer my question. Surely on such a big forum there is somebody who deals with these queries and does not just leave members stranded with no clue to what is happening? As someone used to dealing with Human resources and employees I find this attitude rather odd even for a virtual environment such as this.”

From forum admin.

Hi Abby

“The reason you can't log in is because you were banned. A number of users reported that you were asking them to join another diabetes forum. We consider this spam and this is also against forum T&Cs.

Whilst we have no issue with you joining again, if you continue to PM users asking them to join other forums, you will be banned again!”

If Abby disappears from permanently, you can catch up with her at Carbo’s cess pit, where she is a regular commenter.


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

We are going commercial !

After months of turning down commercial advertising, we have decided to take the money. We are launching a range of products that satisfy the most dedicated anti low carbers. Our first product, the diabetic hamper. Packed with bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and factory produced food. Approved and endorsed by Carbo at the Starch Addicts Institute.

A clearly ecstatic Carbo gushed “I have been waiting for a product like this for years ! Guaranteed obesity and will do wonders for my Oribilstat sales”

At a recent press launch, sales and marketing director Rick Ripoff was clearly ecstatic when he stated. “ This product fills a niche in the market place, other diabetes sites sell hampers that are only highly dangerous, but our hamper takes diabetic dietary stupidity to a new level. We guarantee hyperglycaemia within one hour or your money back. Our diabetic hamper is 100% sat fat free, and will satisfy the most carb addicted ! This is a product for connoisseurs of carb, and it’s a winner if ever I saw one”

Priced to sell at only £199 + £15 carriage we know you will be delighted. Special launch deal order two and carriage free. Order three and claim your free state-of-the art carbon fibre white stick and the beginners guide to Braille.

Coming soon, our no test strip required blood glucose meter. Sure to be a monster hit. Whatever your BG, it never reads higher than 5.4, a must for all those who think the NICE guidelines are safe. If you love those carbs and meds. this is the BG meter for YOU !

Should you become blind or minus a limb, or suffer kidney failure or heart attack using our products, please contact our Lawyers, Bullshite, Whitewash and Koverupp of New York.

Thermodynamics of weight loss diets

It is commonly held that "a calorie is a calorie", i.e. that diets of equal caloric content will result in identical weight change independent of macronutrient composition, and appeal is frequently made to the laws of thermodynamics. We have previously shown that thermodynamics does not support such a view and that diets of different macronutrient content may be expected to induce different changes in body mass.

Reduced thermodynamic efficiency will result in increased weight loss. The laws of thermodynamics are silent on the existence of variable thermodynamic efficiency in metabolic processes.

Variable thermodynamic efficiency due to dietary manipulation is permitted by physical laws, is supported by much experimental data, and may be reasonably explained by plausible mechanisms.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Eat Fat To Lose Fat

A great video.

One of things that happens as you get older, is Policemen start to look younger than your kids. As you get older, Doctors look like kids. This is a very young Doctor who really has his eye on the ball. Well worth seven minutes of your time.


Dr.Jay Wortman another ex-Engineer.

In a former working life, Jay was an engineer. Dr Richard Bernstein was an engineer. Bob Krause was an engineer too. Is this just a coincidence? Perhaps not. This is purely anecdotal, but I have found that many of the most creative-thinkers in the area of health and nutrition have a background in engineering.

One of the sharpest minds in the blogosphere is Dr. Michael R. Eades. I’m sure you’re aware of his site, and would agree with him on most things regarding diet and health. He, too, began his career as an engineer.

Engineers must weigh different design choices on their merits and choose the solution that best matches the requirements. Their crucial and unique task is to identify, understand, and interpret the constraints on a design in order to produce a successful result. In other words, they make things work. Well the Doctors certainly make things work when it comes to the control of weight and diabetes.

Jay is not only a medical Doctor he is also a type two diabetic. He controls his diabetes with a lowcarb diet, exercise and no meds. Jay is fortunate to be on first name terms, with some of the people on the cutting edge of lowcarb research. Jay is far more knowledgeable than most Doctors regarding the lowcarb lifestyle, he knows it works, full stop. He is totally convinced it is the way to go, for diabetes and weight control. He also knows lowcarbing is 100% safe. How do I know that ? Because his wife and children are lowcarbers. Would a man with access to information many lay people never see, encourage his family to lowcarb, when he had the slightest doubt regarding long term safety, not in a million years.

Check out Jays blog here


Monday, 7 November 2011

Mandarin orange and cream lowcarb sponge cake.

100 grams ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream
100 grams of tinned mandarin orange segments 

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter, I use a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix. Pour into a 6" microwave proof dish. Microwave in a 700watt for 3 minutes. Allow to cool and cut in half. Spread on extra thick cream and add 100 grams of mandarin orange segments, serves four. 
Another variation on our lowcarb almond flour cake recipes. 6-7 grams of carb  per portion.

6 myths about diabetes

Diabetes is a global killer rivaling HIV/AIDS, yet it is still largely misunderstood. Read about six commonly held misconceptions about this potentially devastating disease.

Trials of diabetes breath tester

Children with type 1 diabetes in Oxfordshire are to be the first patients in England to have their blood sugar levels tested using their breath.

How B.B. King Avoids the Diabetes Blues

He grew up among country folks in Mississippi. As a child, he performed on street corners for dimes, sometimes in four towns each night. That was only the beginning for the man who ended up being perhaps the most successful blues musician of all time.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

"Abandon all hope, ye who enter Carbo’s blog"

Carbo aka Tubolard really scraped through the bottom of the barrel on his cesspit blog last night when he posted this from an anonymous person.

Anonymous said...
“Keep on complaining to Google, they will listen eventually.
Meanwhile WHO is really interested in what doughboy and friends are saying? How many more videos of Dr Jay and what not else, WHO is interested in doughboys musical preferences or his family, cute as his grandkids may be?
Comes up with startling headlines, then you realise its old bunkum all over again, pretty boring if you ask me and I am a committed low carber. I agree with above poster, Eddies food looks nothing short of revolting.
Thanking the many thousands of people who visit his site? Balls to that, people who have initially supported him have left in droves, I cant see many falling over themselves wishing to join the idiot doughboy and his cronies.
Reducing your carbs to achieve good bs levels is one thing, but low carb does not cure cancer, heart disease, etc, - or hang on, why is Eddie down with a hear condition? Graham sock puppet down with sodium imbalance due to BP medication or John Wilson freaking over suspected prostrate cancer. Arent those people safe and secure in their knowledge and safety of the low carbing they do?
If their extreme low carb waa as effective as they like you to believe then why does doughboy suffer heart disease? Why the need for BP meds?”

Some time after the above comment was posted, I received a telephone call asking had I seen the post. I had not, but going on to the cess pit, I immediately recognised the post was the handy work of our ex friend and ex team member Karen. The team distanced itself from Karen, some time ago, when some very worrying, and disturbing information came our way. Karen was not the hugs, kisses and cuddly person she appears to be on various forums and blogs.

I telephoned Karen and stated I believed she was the anonymous poster. She did not want to talk to me and hung up. After reflecting on the situation, I called her back and again a short call, but long enough to bait a trap. Would she be stupid enough to go back on Carbo’s cess pit and post a denial. She fell for the ploy hook line and sinker, and posted this.

“Oh deary me, Carbophile how could you publish the above post? Congratulations to the poster, ROTFL, it upset Eddie, the doughboy something big time.
The little, ugly twerp just phoned to give me a telling off or something, I told him I want nothing to do with him. He rang back, yelling that he is going to publiah my full name and address and my marriage certificate on his website tomorrow.
That will be very interesting, most likely my emp0loyees details whose address we have had packages sent to as we are out most of the day or out of the country.
Poor Eddie and Co, this has truly rattled his cage, only 3 people apparently knew about John'a suspected cancer then did they? Yeah right, Eddie the doughboy haa forgotten how many emails he sent out to multiple recipients then.
Karen aka chocfish”

“Carbo then posted this.

"There are some serious allegations being made in the comments on this thread. We don't want to enter the realm of libel, so we're going to close this thread to comments.

In the meantime we wish JW all the best, and hope his fears are unfounded.
Regards, Carbo and Carbs United”

Now, there is no love lost between me and Carbo, but I have never considered him less than bright. Surely, if Carbo thought he had a potential libel case on his hands, why did he allow the posts to stand ? Why did he allow the posts to pass moderation ? Why did he not delete the possibly libellous posts and save himself possible trouble ? Why are the posts still on the blog around twenty-fours later ? Could it be Carbo is as bright and wily as me ? Could it be, Carbo, like any other straight thinking person, realised the first post was from Karen, and left her hanging out to dry in the wind.

Cheers Carbo, I owe you a drink, lowcarb of course.

What a strange world this interweb is eh, who would have ever thought, I would be thanking you !


A year in the life of a type two diabetic.

The diagnosis.

Hi Doc how did my blood tests turn out ? sorry Fred it’s as I suspected, I’m afraid you’re a type two diabetic. Um, so what do I have to do ? Take these Metformin tablets twice a day and come back in six months time. Is that it, is that all I have to do ? Well, cutting back on sugar will help you, get a bit more exercise in and change your diet, here’s a book sponsored by Takeda, it tells you what to eat. Thanks Doc, it says here to base my meals on lot’s of starchy carbohydrate foods and to eat spuds, bread, rice and couscous, that’s great Doc, there my favourite foods. ( Doctor looks slightly embarrassed and fakes a friendly smile)

So Doc, what’s all this malarkey about high blood glucose numbers ? It says here it can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attack and leg amputations, this is a wind up surely ! No, I’m afraid it’s true Fred. Jesus Christ !!! these Metformin pills must be amazing if they can stop all that. (Doctor struggles not to grimace) Tell me Doc, what causes blood sugar to go to dangerous levels ? Err, Err, Err eating starchy carbohydrate foods like spuds, bread, rice and couscous. Come on Doc your pulling my chain, the book says I should eat that sort of grub. See you in six months Fred, keep taking the pills. Gloria, send in the next patient please.

Six months later.

Good morning Fred take a seat, how are you doing ? Well to be honest Doc I am a bit worried, I still feel ill, my eyesight is still a bit blurred and I’m knackered out most of the time, even my old todger ain’t working so good these days. Well that’s par for the course Fred, diabetes is not much fun is it. Tell me Doc, I have been hearing about BG meters and test strips and that they can tell me a what my BG levels are, any chance of one on my prescription ? No Fred, for type two’s they are complete waste of time. Why is that Doc ? Well if you tested your BGs, and realised how high they were running, you would become very worried, you might even get severely depressed, and then I would have to treat your mental condition. Take it from me Fred, severe depression, is the last thing you want.

Doc. I joined a diabetes blog and website, and a geezer called Eddie , reckond cutting back on the grub, you and the dietition told me to eat, would help me no end, what do you think ? Um, I have heard of this Eddie, he his a total menace to the diabetes community, he is costing commercially lead forums and pharma companies a small fortune, he has no respect for most forum moderators and he’s a complete nutter, keep well away from him Fred, he’s trouble.

So this low carb lark he pushes is a no,no. Fred, what can some jumped up nobody, know about controlling type two diabetes ? Well Doc, he is always going on about a bloke called Bernstein and he reckons Bernstein is the man when it comes to controlling blood sugar levels, have you heard of Bernstein Doc ? Bernstein……...... Bernstein……..... didn’t he write West Side Story ?

Six months later.

Hi Doc, how was my latest HbA1c test ? Unbelievable ! looking at your tests, unbelievable, sorry Fred they must have got it wrong, these tests can’t be right. What's the problem Doc ? Well it says here your HbA1c has gone from 12 to 5.5, your trig levels have gone from 4 to 0.8, your HDL cholesterol has gone up and your LDL has gone down, these blood numbers can’t be right, it’s totally impossible to achieve these numbers. The last time I saw those sort of numbers they were for a 25 year old iron man competitor. Sorry Fred we will have to do the tests again.

Why are they impossible Doc ? I have been low carbing for six months. Lots of diabetics have done this, by low carbing they have lost weight, and years on, they are still doing well. Fred, do you seriously think, a bunch of low carb barmy army recruits, know more about diabetes control than I do ? Why do you think most of those low carbers have been banned from diabetes forums, I’m telling you, Fred they are nutters and trouble makers, have you seen the amount of fat those people eat ? Good grief Fred, those low carbers are dead men walking. That’s another thing Doc, they are always going on about walking. Exactly Fred, they have lost the plot !

Doc, I’ve been hearing about a guy called Gary Taubes, and he reckons it’s the carbs and sugar that leads to obesity, heart disease and type two diabetes, and not saturated fats. Ah yes, I have heard of Gary Taubes…………………… wasn’t he the drummer with Mott The Hoople ?

So, you don’t rate low carbing Doc ? Well if it works for you Fred stick with it, but no, I wouldn’t recommend it, who but a complete idiot, would take diabetes diet advice from some nutter on the internet ? Honestly Fred I sometimes wonder why I bother to turn up here some days. It’s patients like you that make this job a misery at times. On your way out, ask my secretary to come in would you, see you in six months Fred.

Gloria, place a note on Fred’s medical file. Patient far too happy and relaxed for a diabetic, suspect possible alcohol or narcotics abuse.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Carbo bottles it !

"There are some serious allegations being made in the comments on this thread. We don't want to enter the realm of libel, so we're going to close this thread to comments."

So, our old friend Carbo who posts any horrible stuff that comes his way is on the run.

Stand by tomorrow when we expose the true nature of Carbo and the despicable Karen aka chocfish.

Billie Jean Michael Jackson Live.

Michael Jackson, maybe a confused and misunderstood man ? Maybe a fruit case ? One thing’s for sure, millions loved him. Let’s forget the negative stuff. Easily one of the best entertainers of my lifetime. This video proves it. RIP MJ.

Joni Mitchell

OK, my namesake, Joni Mitchell and one of the best songs I have ever heard. I love this Woman. As good as gets, and the song sums life up for me.


Another man called King, another musical genius.

From Clapton to Hendrix these are the guys that lead the way. There can be very few blues and rock guitarists who have not been influenced by these Men.

Saturday night is music night on this blog. The King !

The King, no pun intended. Mr.B.B.King. I had the good fortune to see this stella guitarist and singer perform twice. Once with his own band at the Hammersmith Odeon and once at the Royal Festival Hall with his band, The Crusaders, and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra during the recording of the album, Royal Jam. I will never forget those nights. BB started out picking cotton for a dollar a day, and become an international super star. He is still working at around eighty years of age. He is a type two diabetic.


Getting Fit with Arthur Dunger

We talk a great deal about the lowcarb lifestyle on this blog, and the need for regular exercise. With this in mind, we are delighted to welcome a new member to our team. The Internationally famous, Australian keep fit guru, Arthur Dunger. One point worth noting, is the fact that before lowcarbing, Arthur’s assistant Delilah was over 350 lb. I am sure you will agree, low carbing is a truly wondrous thing !


The Team Is Back !

Due to a technical glitch this blog has been down for around 48 hours. We apologise for the inconvenience, and take this opportunity to thank the many thousands who have visited us over the last year. Thank you for your positive comments. To our detractors, well I guess you know how we feel about you guys.

The Lowcarb Diabetic Team

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Dr.Jay Wortman on reversing type two diabetes, a must watch !

Posted again, the most read post ever on this blog. Check it out, a must watch !

Petition to make test strips available on NHS!

I don't know if you've seen this

Petition to make test strips available on NHS! All diabetics need to test to maintain good control. Please sign the petition.

Here's hoping!