Wednesday, February 1, 2023

It is false that “Natural Insulin of 3 Herbs” is used to treat type 2 diabetes – Verified

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  • Experts point out that there is no scientific support for the claims in the viral video.
  • The recording says that glucose can be reduced in 4 weeks with natural remedies without physical exercise and without diet. But this is a lie.
  • Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease characterized by high blood sugar levels, and neglect of proper treatment can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes and lower limb amputations.

There are 2 videos circulating on Facebook that say “3-Herb Natural Insulin” is a good treatment for type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent), as opposed to treatment of the disease, from “conventional medicine”.

But this is a lie. The statements made in the video have no scientific support and skipping the treatment prescribed by an expert can lead to serious health consequences.

Check Identified at least 5 publications (here, here, here, here why here) whose videos together have been viewed more than 1 million times. Additionally, a post redirects to a website in Portuguese (, Who Another viral video with the same misleading content,

Whats up

One of the videos going viral on Facebook has a voice over Close, “With this natural insulin, he got me off metformin and other drugs. Now I eat normally again and without dieting. He got my glucose down from 327 to 103 a day and he finally had type 2 diabetes Went.” (Thus). In the video you can see a saucepan with fruit and a caption says “The story of Antonio Rodrigues, who used ‘natural insulin’ from 3 herbs” (sic). other videos replace fruit with nuts,

“I only believed it when I tried! I never could have imagined that the real cause of type 2 wasn’t eating too much sugar, but something else entirely! At age 57, I learned that I Type 2 is… ‘Take your meds, avoid added sugar.’

Every month, my doctor always said the same… But with each passing month, it got worse and worse… One day, I met Diego and his innovative system while playing here…”, Indicate publications in text,

another post goes straight for a post on a web pagein which you can watch a video with another voice Close Of a man There, the man, who identified himself as “endocrinologist and nutritionist” Diego Rodriguez, after reading an investigation in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition about a plant in Tokelau—an island in the Pacific Ocean, “3 herbs Explains how with the formula – his patients would be cured.

Another video says that natural remedies can reduce glucose in 4 weeks without physical exercise and without dieting. But this is a lie.

Why are the videos fake?

Check was able to verify No studies registered in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition which supports the benefits of a plant in diabetes is based in Tokelau, nor does the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), one of the institutions mentioned in the video.

The medium was also unable to identify whether the alleged professional, “Diego Rodrigues,” who identified himself as an “endocrinologist and nutritionist,” has a license or which country he lives in. The purported professional does not provide personal data in the video.

Also, for the experts consulted through this medium, there is no scientific support for what is said in the video. “There is a lot of research that works with plants with sugar-lowering effects, but insulin has not yet been processed to be taken by mouth, because enzymes in the stomach destroy it. can be removed fromexplained to Check Silvia Gorban, president of the Argentine Diabetes Society.

The endocrinologist also pointed out that to reach the conclusions supported by the video, the research would have to go through authorization from an ethics committee, a record of the research process and a rigorous research methodology, as in the case of double-blind studies..

“There is no dietary supplement of any kind that has been used to treat diabetes. Many times scammers talk about ancient or exotic remedies, or name prestigious universities to make false claims,” ​​Diabetes said Gabriel Litzroff, expert and director of the Scientific Committee of the Argentine Diabetes Federation (FAD).

“Video creates false hopes. Let’s imagine a mother or father who has to inject their child with insulin every day, this may lead them to believe that this is the solution not to inject, and the child may die. This has already been seen, especially on some issues of religious fundamentalism and when people are desperate,” Gorban said.

about viral video Litzroff explained that it is “magical thinking” that makes people think about anecdotes, although “anecdotes don’t work” in medicine, but are based on rigorous studies.

Furthermore, as he points out This note from AFP FactualThe use of chromium supplements and alpha lipoic acid mentioned in the video have not shown conclusive results with respect to type 2 diabetes.

What is diabetes and how is it treated?

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease characterized by high blood sugar (or blood sugar) levels, which over time causes serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Understand Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Most common among people with diabetes is type 2 diabetes, usually in adults, which occurs when the body becomes resistant to or does not produce enough insulin. type 1 diabetes, PAHO explainsInsulin is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin on its own. For people with diabetes, access to affordable treatment, including insulin, is critical to their survival.

Type 2 diabetes is genetically predisposed, but most cases can still be prevented with regular physical activity and a healthy eating plan, as well as maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use.

In addition, people with diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease and tuberculosis, especially those with poor glycemic control. Although it cannot be cured, the disease can be treated, and its consequences can be avoided or delayed with diet, physical activity, medication, and regular examinations and treatment of complications.

Both Gorban and Litzroff stress the need to talk to and trust your doctor and not to skip treatment prescribed by a licensed specialist. “Abandonment of treatment generates many complications which we really always try to avoid”Litzroff explained, such as blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and lower limb amputation.

Furthermore, he pointed out that there has never been an effective treatment for diabetes with weed, or (only) physical activity, or special foods. “Physical activity and an eating plan are extremely important for the comprehensive treatment of diabetes, but they are not enough on their own if the person does not take medication or insulin,” Litzroff said.

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