Diabetes Mellitus in Canines and Felines
WARNING * Miracle Cures and Alternative Treatments KILL! * WARNING
Beware of anyone telling you that your dog no longer requires insulin shots
with statements such as - Canine Diabetes Breakthrough , etc.

This could be the most important page that you find on " Miracle Cure Breakthrough "
so read it very carefully and think about what you are about to read.
Your diabetic dog's life could depend on it!

NOTE: There is no diet or vitamin supplement that can reduce your dog's dependence on insulin injections. This is because vitamins and minerals cannot do what insulin does in the dog's body. If you believe that your dog needs a vitamin or mineral supplement, discuss it with your veterinarian first to make sure that the supplement does not interfere with the action of the dog's other medications. You will still need to give your dog insulin injections twice a day.
The above statement is from 
http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/
The professionals from the above website make insulin syringes 
and have up to date information on their website and have added the above
warning to their website about miracle vitamins or supplements!

More dogs and cats are now being treated for diabetes mellitus and the internet has a vast wealth of information on almost any subject that you can think of.

Unfortunately everything you read on the internet is NOT true.

There are a lot of unprofessional shysters out there who want to profit from the fact that people will do anything to save the life of their pet and that means providing false hope or offering miracle cures and promoting these alternatives to treatment .

These facts are by Edward Murray.
Ed is married to a veterinarian and they own a diabetic dog as well as three diabetic cats.

Important facts:
Dogs:  Dogs with diabetes like humans with Type 1 diabetes have no ability to produce insulin on their own. Their pancreatic beta cells have been destroyed so without external sources of insulin, they will suffer and die. There are no exceptions to this.

Cats: the situation with cats and people with Type 2 diabetes is different. Their beta cells have some degree of functionality such that it is possible to actual restore normal blood sugar in some cases. As you know, we have three diabetic cats. One, Amadeus has half-day honeymoons about once every 10 days. Another, Tiggy, has full day honeymoons about one every 21 days. Unfortunately, Precious has never honeymooned and at the moment is one NPH 4 times a day.

The rest of this article will be about miracle cures for diabetic dogs because dogs DO require insulin injections for the rest of their lives. 



By Edward Murray
People who are promoting these alternatives to treatment should be jailed for animal cruelty. Sadly, the laws don't support doing that. 

The facts is that dogs with diabetes like humans with Type 1 diabetes have no ability to produce insulin on their own. Their pancreatic beta cells have been destroyed so without external sources of insulin, they will suffer and die. There are no exceptions to this.

It is not as simple as "it cannot hurt and may just help."

There are various supplements that can help the body use insulin better such as chromium and vanadium, but this assumes there is insulin to use in the first place. Further, studies of these supplements have produced very mixed findings. It isn't at all clear in what form and quantity they should be given or whether they require other catalysts to be effective. Virtually all the major pet food manufacturers are supporting research in this area in an attempt to find a way to use these chemicals.

We know full well that some medicinal herbs work. In fact, most standard medicines are derived from researching medicinal herbs to find the active ingredients and isolate them. Because they work, they have effects. But those effects are not always benign.

You know that onions and garlic can cause anemia in cats and dogs.

This is a good example of the problem.

First, they are herbs with medicinal properties.

Secondly, they can have strong effects, in this case negative effects.

This illustrates the biggest problem with "it cannot hurt and may just help."

In fact, in dogs and cats these seemingly innocuous herbs can cause life-threatening anemia.
Without specific testing, even things that are scientifically proven to work in humans can have negative effects on cats and dogs.

This belies the conventional wisdom that 'it can't hurt, might help.' Further, it shows why it is recklessly dangerous to have 'an open mind' about alternative treatments. Garlic may well be very helpful for human diabetics, but it can kill a cat or a dog. It is not a case of 'it might help' In fact, it may well kill.

If there is research supporting the benefits of an alternative medicine, it is extremely important to know whether that research has been carried out in pets and even more importantly, diabetic pets.

For him/her to assert without any proof that "I even know of people getting diabetic dogs completely off insulin by feeding them a product/herb, specific diet" is both a lie and irresponsible. 
If people are taking diabetic dogs off insulin, those dogs are dying and he needs to note that. 
And for him to be making this suggestion is totally irresponsible and unprofessional.

Without in anyway meaning to insult anyone considering using such a product, the notion that keeping an open mind to people like [name removed] is dangerous. 
Accepting that people like this have something valid to offer is having a mind so open that the brains have fallen out. He is promoting his books. He is not attempting to help diabetic dogs.

If there were simple solutions such as [name removed] is suggesting, everyone would know about it. No one who is diabetic wants to suffer through the misery of fluctuations in blood glucose, give themselves shots or take medicines that have serious side effects and suffering all the secondary damage that goes with being diabetic.

Again, wish there were an easy way to lock up people like [name removed.] 
They are doing real harm with their despicable lies. 


by Judy Dick
If you are searching the internet for a miracle product or cure so that you will not have to give insulin injections to your dog then please think again. 

If you are approached by someone that suggests an alternative treatment instead of insulin shots.
Please ask the following questions:
Have you done controlled studies on canines and felines with your product???
At what research facility were these tests conducted?
How many dogs or cats was used in the controlled study?
How many animals have you successfully treated?
How many animals died in the control study?
How many canines have been treated with your program and no longer require insulin???
How much insulin were they taking on initial start of your program?
How much after being on your program one week? 
two weeks? 
one month? 
six months? etc
Do you have blood panels on these animals??
What side effects did your product cause after different lengths of time?

Controlled Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors find ways to improve health and diabetes care. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat diabetes and is the treatment safe and effective. 

In a controlled clinical trial, one group of participants serves as a control group. These participants do not receive the intervention being studied.

Having a control group in a clinical trial enables investigators to answer the question "Compared to what?" Do participants receiving the intervention (the investigational group) fare better, worse, or the same as those who get standard therapy or a placebo?

In an uncontrolled study, which has no comparison group, investigators cannot be sure whether the outcomes they observe are caused by the intervention, by chance, or by unknown factors.

These points should be dealt with in a controlled clincal study:
OBJECTIVE: To determine if diabetes mellitus in dogs is reversible if fed this herb or supplement 
DESIGN: Prospective study.
ANIMALS: 100 canines with diabetes mellitus
PROCEDURE: 50 of the dogs in the study used the product and 50 of the dogs did not.
RESULTS: side effects, blood glucose levels
CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Did the diabetic dog fed the product fare better,worse or stay the same as the diabetic dog not fed the product.

Through the years many have joined our email group looking for some miraculous herbal remedy so that they would not have to inject insulin. Unfortunately all that has happened is the canine has died because insulin treatment was withheld :((( That makes me very sad. 

My dog Queenie was diabetic for eight years and received two shots of insulin each and every day.
She retained her sight until the last six months of her life. I cannot say that because I fed her homecooking, or gave her certain supplements that she retained her eyesight. That would be absurd! 

Diabetes in Dogs is NOT a Death Sentence.

If you are approached by an individual about a product that will supposedly cure your diabetic dog please contact  Edward Murray so that he can investigate such claims.

There is no food remedy, vitamin or supplement that can REVERSE diabetes in canines! Diabetic Canines require injections of insulin to live.




Dr Greco has added a warning to their website as well about supplements and minerals!
 http://www.bddiabetes.com/
Q:   Are there any vitamin or mineral supplements that will reduce my dog's dependence on insulin? 
R:   No. Dogs generally have type 1 diabetes. Their pancreas produces no insulin at all, so they need insulin injections in order to survive. Vitamins and minerals cannot replace the action of insulin.If you give your dog vitamin supplements, you still need to give it insulin injections. 

They also put up a second warning under Diet and Exercise

NOTE: There is no diet or vitamin supplement that can reduce your dog's dependence on insulin injections. This is because vitamins and minerals cannot do what insulin does in the dog's body. If you believe that your dog needs a vitamin or mineral supplement, discuss it with your veterinarian first to make sure that the supplement does not interfere with the action of the dog's other medications. You will still need to give your dog insulin injections twice a day.

 http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/


 Think carefully about what you have read because
when a person is promoting a product by making outrageous claims 
and are unable to produce the specific Control Studies 
that were done on diabetic dogs with their product 
then do NOT buy their product!
They have nothing to lose but you do "Your Dog's Life"
Studies on type 2 human diabetics do not apply to canine type 1 diabetes? 

Be VERY CAREFUL 
or your diabetic dog WILL DIE
if you stop giving insulin!

This page was added to the website on April 10, 2005
This page was reupdated on July 22, 2005

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