Health Editor’s Note: Letting our readers know there are false treatments, cures, and supplements that claim to treat diabetes. If you think you might have diabetes or have been diagnosed with diabetes listen to your doctor, learn how to maintain a diabetes friendly diet, exercise, regularly check your blood sugar levels and keep a record, and take any medications that the doctor has ordered. If you are taking any of the bogus supplements mentioned in this article, stop, and follow only your healthcare providers recommendations.
You can be carefully taught how to manage your diabetes and consistently managing your diabetes will make you healthier and prevent many of the changes to your body that high blood glucose levels will bring. Having and treating diabetes is a huge learning opportunity. Everything you learn about how to manage diabetes will empower you….Carol
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission posted warning letters to 10 companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent diabetes, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The FDA is urging consumers not to use these or similar products because they have not been evaluated by the FDA to be safe or effective for their intended use and may be harmful.
The warning letters were issued to: Live Good Inc.; Pharmaganics LLC; Lysulin Inc.; Nuturna International LLC; Phytage Labs; Ar-Rahmah Pharm LLC; Metamune Inc.; Holistic Healer & Wellness Center Inc.; Radhanite LLC; and Aceva LLC.
“More than 34 million Americans— just over 1 in 10 people— are living with diabetes. Dietary supplements that make fraudulent claims to treat diabetes are unapproved new drugs that could potentially harm consumers who use these products instead of seeking safe and effective FDA-approved treatments,” said Cara Welch, Ph.D., Acting Director of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs in the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. “The FDA is committed to protecting U.S. consumers from products and companies that make unlawful claims to treat or prevent diabetes, and we’ll continue to hold companies accountable by alerting the public about products that place consumers at risk.”