Ask yourself, how long would large food companies and big pharma, financially support these organisations, if their dietary recommendations resulted in less sales, and loss of revenue. A low carb diet is not a no carb diet. The foods shown below, have been included in my low carb (50 carbs per day) diet for nine years. Countless hospital blood tests confirm, my diet has caused no ill effects whatsoever, in fact the contrary. My Doctor describes my diabetes control as excellent. It is worth noting, the NHS annual audited stats show, over 90% of type one diabetics and over 70% of type two diabetics, fail to get to a safe level of blood glucose control, let alone excellent.
Why do I call these organisations Black OP's outfits. It is my opinion, these organisations are doing diabetics great harm, and are perpetuating the epidemics of obesity and often linked type two diabetes. Many are no more than wolves in sheep clothing, far too many, have taken the thirty pieces of silver.
DUK The diabetes charity.
Abbott Bayer Boehringer Ingelheim Bristol Myers Squibb Bupa Bunzl Everyclick First Capital Connect Flora pro.activ Kodak Lilly Lloyds Pharmacy Menarini Merck Serono Morphy Richards Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited Novartis Novo Nordisk Nursing Times PAL Technologies Ltd Pfizer Rowlands Pharmacies Sanofi-aventis SplendaTakeda Tesco Diets
HEART UK -The Nation’s Cholesterol Charity
Abbott Healthcare Alpro UK AstraZeneca BHR Pharma Cambridge Weight Plan Cereal Partners UK (Sh Wheat) Food & Drink Federation Fresenius Medical Care (UK) Limited Genzyme Therapeutics Hovis Kellogg’s (Optivita) Kowa Pharmaceutical Europe Co Limited L.IN.C Medical Systems Limited Merck Sharpe & Dhome PlanMyFood Pfizer Premier Foods Progenika Biopharma s.a. Roche Products Limited Unilever (Flora) Welch’s (Purple Grape Juice)
Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, The Menarini Group, Servier Laboratories Ltd and Boehringer Ingelheim Limited.
The organisation's 39 members, which contribute to its funding, include – beside the Government, the EU – Cadbury, Kellogg's, Northern Foods, McDonald's, PizzaExpress, the main supermarket chains except Tesco, and producer bodies such as the Potato Council. The chairman of its board of trustees, is or was, Paul Hebblethwaite, is or was, also chairman of the Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Trade Association.
The European Food Information Council
Current EUFIC members are: AB Sugar, Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe, Bunge, Cargill, Cereal Partners, Coca-Cola, Danone, DSM Nutritional Products Europe Ltd., Ferrero, Kraft Foods, Mars, McDonald's, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Pfizer Animal Health, Südzucker, and Unilever.
The British Heart Foundation
Unilever Flora margarine.
Percentage of registered Type 1 patients in England
HbA1c > 6.5% (48 mmol/mol) = 92.6%
HbA1c > 7.5% (58 mmol/mol) = 71.3%
HbA1c > 10.0% (86 mmol/mol) = 18.1%
Percentage of registered Type 2 patients in England
HbA1c > 6.5% (48 mmol/mol = 72.5%
HbA1c > 7.5% (58 mmol/mol) = 32.6%
HbA1c >10.0% (86 mmol/mol) = 6.8%
These results are very similar to those obtained over the past 5 - 6 years.
Link to NHS audited statistics here.