Chiropractors pitch you dubious “cure” for diabetes

Be aware of such scams.

Call 12: Promise of diabetes ‘cure’ has a catch.

Diabetic Solutions MD promises it can help cure diabetes through a step-by-step process and nutritional supplements that could cost you thousands.

Don’t be misled by the MD in the title. The doctors pitching the supplements are licensed chiropractors whose practices revolve around marketing supplements and diet plans.

A Diabetes Solutions pitchman, who is the husband of that company’s founder, is a former chiropractor named Brandon Babcock.

A Call 12 for Action investigation in May revealed Babcock is not a doctor of medicine, and his chiropractor’s license was suspended last year by Utah regulators, who reported he posed an “immediate and significant danger to the public health, safety and welfare” through promotion of his diabetes-treatment program.

The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office also has filed criminal charges against Babcock, accusing him of applying for credit in the names of patients without their knowledge. He is free on $200,000 bail.

Officials with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing of the Department of Commerce in 2012 found Babcock “has repeatedly taken advantage of elderly patients by promising to reverse their diabetes and scaring them into accepting diabetes treatment by telling them they could die, they could have their legs cut off and they could go blind.”

Regulators said that Babcock coerced patients to pay $6,000 for his diabetes treatment plan with unproven products. At the same time, the claim says that he encouraged them to stop taking the medicine prescribed by their actual doctors.

It’s good to see action being taken but for many it could be too little too late.

The company offers free dinners at their seminars to get new clients. They are continuing with these seminars even as Babcock awaits trial in two states.

Addition: The FDA has a warning page for these products.

Tip: David Weverka

  1 comment for “Chiropractors pitch you dubious “cure” for diabetes

  1. Chris Howard
    August 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Great. Yet another nonsensical “miracle cure” I will have to hear all about, from the woo peddlers at work.

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