Pssst — Diabetes Cures for Cheap! (Gotcha!!)

Looking for an “all-natural” diabetes cure-all?  Then click here for Glucobate.

Glucobate_152x75 GOTCHA!

Glucobate’s a phony ad for a phony product created by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to alert consumers to the dangers of diabetes treatment scams on the Internet. 

That’s how BIG diabetes Internet scams have become — to the point where the FTC and the FDA are collaborating to such lengths as producing a bait-and-switch ad campaign in the US, Mexico, and Canada to alert consumers about protecting themselves from diabetes-related health fraud.

The FTC attorney who wrote to me says they’ve sent warning letters to 180 websites peddling bogus diabetes “cures” — herbs, teas, supplements, and the like.Scammed_logo_2

The savvy Glucobate tagline is “be smart, be skeptical.”  Which seems so intuitive, of course. But you’d be surprised how convincing some of the bogus product sites can be.  And of course, there comes a point in many a PWD’s life where they’d simply try anything.  Understood.

But visit the Glucobate site to review seven helpful tips for evaluating diabetes products, as well as buttons and banners we online types can use to spread the word.

Bogus cures, be gone!


6 Responses

  1. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson October 23, 2006 at 3:26 pm | | Reply

    I’m very glad to see that they are doing this kind of thing. I get so tired of the advertisements for bogus stuff.

  2. dr alan flores
    dr alan flores October 23, 2006 at 4:43 pm | | Reply

    It is a really great idea. And it is also in spanish.

    Thank you Amy, I already wrote something about it on my site.

  3. JasonJayhawk
    JasonJayhawk October 24, 2006 at 1:41 am | | Reply

    AWESOME! After months of filing reports with the FTC and FDA for “Diabeticine” (because it keeps appearing on GoogleAds and new people ask about it on d-forums), it’s nice to see something being done about it.

    In looking at the FDA warning letters that went out last week, I was amazed that not one of the sites have been taken down or altered. The people running the sites must have made enough money to fight a lawsuit when it will come down to it.

  4. Concerned citizen
    Concerned citizen November 10, 2006 at 1:59 pm | | Reply

    Why does the government shut all these crooks down in the early stages? The company that sells “Enzyte” is based in my area and I’ve been following the story closely in my newspaper. Why did it take thousands of people calling the Attorney General’s office and the Better Business Bureau to finally get these lazy incompetent people off their ass and take action.

  5. ariel
    ariel March 5, 2007 at 6:17 pm | | Reply

    anybody know how much is a insulin pump for children? i know someone who badly needed an insulin pump but have no insurance. i am willing to pay in cash for that poor little girl as long as the price is afordable. thnak you

  6. Jim
    Jim April 11, 2007 at 10:21 am | | Reply

    Diabeticine is now called Diamaxol. Not only is this company disguised under many different names: Techmedica Health, MicroNutra Health, FaithMeds, and Living Remedies, but they are not even sending out the sugar pills that people are buying. This is such a shame that the legal authorities can’t shut him down.

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