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

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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

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
Israeli company developing new reusable square insulin pump that has Bluetooth for smartphone communication.

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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!

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