DUK ‘The Leading Diabetes Charity’ The not so silent assassins !

Over at diabetes.co.uk nothing to do with DUK ‘The Leading Diabetes Charity’ an interesting thread has been running for a few days called ‘Diabetes UK tea party’ which can be found here. The original poster said this “Just got my invite to a Diabetes UK regional 'thank you' event. I quote: 'I am also happy to say that this event will include refreshments and afternoon tea featuring finger sandwiches, cakes and scones'. I'm glad he's happy about it.…” I knew immediately this was going to be a heated debate, which over at the forum so often ends in the thread being locked. People had widely different views, and as usual three of the remaining Kens clique lowcarb antis showed up, as expected. From Kens time at the helm, his number one enforcer and bully boy Sid Bonkers, said this, 

“If you are so anti DUK then why go to their events at all? You are clearly a troublemaker whos sole intention is to disrupt an event that is being put on by a charitable organisation who does great work to both help diabetics and raise awareness of diabetes on behalf of all of us. Their event is certainly no place for you to air your personal views and grievances.” 

Another member said today “Is it just me or is everyone missing the point instead of moaning about which catering company they use for functions should we not just all be thankful there r charitys like this working hard for people like us and show our thanks and support no matter what?”
Great work to both help diabetics and raise awareness of diabetes Sid says. What great work ? Where has DUK done great work to help me, and the close to two million like me, namely UK type two diabetics ? Does DUK promote a diet that will help me control my diabetes with minimal or no drugs ? No they do the opposite. They promote a diet that guarantees highly elevated blood glucose numbers, which in turn guarantees dependence on medication. Just what their pay masters want, i.e big pharma and junk food outfits.

Has DUK worked hard and won the right for all diabetics to get test strips, No. Has DUK worked hard to ensure all know about the corruption of big pharma and how big pharma has been find $billions. For lying, falsification of trial data, and killing people with their useless and dangerous drugs, No. Has DUK informed diabetics how ineffective most type two drugs are ? No. Has DUK improved upon the gruesome data and lamentable HbA1c results from type one diabetics, i.e. 93% of UK type one diabetics fail to get to a safe HbA1c as reported in the annual NHS audits ? No !

Kath stated in a comment on this blog the other day, words to the effect DUK is worse than the corrupt big pharma and junk food companies, because DUK come to us as friends. I agree with Kath 100%. Some years ago DUK run a campaign called ‘Diabetes The Silent Assassin’ another awareness campaign, a chance to beat the drum and raise money, as is their latest relationship with Tesco. Another chance for misguided volunteers, to work for free, to continue the abomination that is DUK. Another chance to keep people in a job, another chance to keep the company cars running, another chance to keep Baroness Young in her hundred grand a year job. It is my opinion DUK are the assassins, and they might as well be silent, for all the good they do not do for the average diabetic. In fact if they were silent, most diabetics would be in a safer place. He who pays the piper, names the tune !


Click on the screen shots to see the latest DUK diet recommendations.

DUK The diabetes charity.

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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)

The British Nutrition Foundation

However, 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, Paul Hebblethwaite, is 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.

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