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