Updated 9/12/18: Have you heard the radio commercial for Diabetes44.com? I did and was curious because the commercial talked about “1 weird spice” that reverses diabetes”. I knew exactly what spice they were referring to was, but wanted to check out the website and see what it was all about. What follows in this review is what I was able to determine after going to the Diabetes44.com website.
If you go to Diabetes44.com, look at your browser. If you look closely you'll notice that you were redirected to another website called, DiabetesReversed.com. You also are immediately hit with a video – that you can't pause or see how long it is – that discusses diabetes and the product they are selling.
I looked up Diabetes44.com and DiabetesReversed.com and found that they are both owned by another company called BartonPublishing.com. According to Whois.com a website that gives information about other websites, Diabetes44.com was created on December 3 2013. It was only registered for 1 year. The person who registered the website is Joe Barton who provides as an address, a PO Box in South Dakota.
I also looked up website called DiabetesReversed.com. It was also registered by Joe Barton but this is an older site. It was registered in 2008 and it doesn’t expire until 2021. This makes sense, because I'd imagine that a name “DiabetesReversed” is a highly coveted and valuable website name.
Most “good”/valuable website names are already taken. In fact, I'd bet your own name has already been gobbled up. This is why MY website has a dash (-) between supplement and geek. I believe, it's because all the good website names were taken, that the number 44 is in the address “diabetes44.com”. Also, I have to admit, it is a catchy and easy to remember name – good for those like me, who heard the commercial while driving.
BartonPublishing.com is a website that publishes natural health reports. Joe Barton is the CEO of the company. As of 6/6/14, The Better Business Bureau gives Barton Publishing a rating of “A+“. Do check the BBB file I've linked to for updates and additional information.
Update: The website no longer appears to be selling things. It may have gone out of business and is up for sale.
The video on the website is narrated by someone named “Lon.” I'm not sure who that is. There is no last name given. Just “Lon.” On the Barton Publishing website, I saw nobody named Lon either.
At the end of the video you discover that they are not selling supplements, but actually books – electronic books – to educate people on how to help their diabetes. The ebooks they are selling are:
- Natural Remedies for Diabetes
- Your Personal Meal and Exercise Planner
- Carb Counting Cheat Sheet
- Low Blood Sugar Cook Book
- Diabetes Reversal Resource Guide
- Diabetic Grocery List
If you order these resources, you will be granted a free 21 day trial to read them for a $2.97 processing fee. They also say “days from today” you will then pay $17.21. I could not tell how long after the 21 day trial, the $17.21 would be charged. I'll assume it's at the end of 21 days.
What's The Weird Spice?
The “weird spice” hinted at during the Diabetes44.com radio commercial is cinnamon. It turns out there is some evidence that cinnamon can help blood sugar levels.
That said, as this review mentions, not all research shows cinnamon works.
Here is a highly ranked cinnamon supplement on Amazon.
If you read the Amazon comments, you see that while many say its helped, not everybody is happy with it.
Cinnamon has been in several supplements I've previously reviewed including:
- NutraBullet Fat Burning Boost (weight loss supplement)
- Glucotor V2 (diabetes supplement)
- Right Size Smoothies (weight loss shake)
See those reviews for additional information. Notice that some of these reviews are for weight loss supplements. Cinnamon is popular in some weight loss supplements because many people who need are looking for weight loss, also have blood sugar problems. Some also have diabetes.
How to Contact Barton Publishing
According to the Better Business Bureau file, Barton Publishing is located at 48283 264th St, Brandon, SD 57005-7006. They list a phone number of 888-356-1146.
On the DiabetesReversed.com site the contact number is 617-603-0085.
If calling from outside the US the contact # is 1.905.856.8541.
Can Diabetes Be Reversed?
While I admit, I didn’t like that Diabetes44.com redirected me to another website and I also didn’t like that I was stuck watching the meanderings of that never ending video, I agree with Barton Publishing that type II diabetes can be reversed for most people. I will even go as far as to say that in most people, type II diabetes can be “cured.”
I want to point out we are discussing type II diabetes – the most common type – and not type I diabetes, when I say diabetes can be cured. Currently there is no cure for type I diabetes, although I am hopeful one day there will be. That said, the same things that can help type II diabetes can also help (although not “cure”) type I diabetes.
I know some don't like the word cure so feel free to substitute “reversed” if you like. I prefer to use “cure” because its a word that many with diabetes have never heard before. I believe most feel that once they got diabetes, they have it for life. For many, that is just not the case.
While I can appreciate the efforts of Barton Publishing, I don's necessarily feel people have to purchase the home remedies sold by Barton Publishing to do it. The cure for diabetes is free. It consists of:
- Eat fewer calories
- Regular exercise
I know this is true because I'm an exercise physiologist. I've studied diabetes. More impotently than that, I've personally met diabetics who used to take not only pills – they also injected insulin.
But, after they started eating fewer calories (not a lot, just a little bit fewer) and began a regular exercise program (even walking helps), their diabetes went away. Their blood sugar returned to normal and their hemoglobin A1C levels also went back to normal.
Here is an interview I did with a woman who got off all her medications – including insulin – by doing what I am suggesting.
I personally know a man who got off metformin, lowered his A1c and blood sugar and did all this while being in a wheelchair.
Is this “cure” easy? No. But it will work for the majority of people who have type II diabetes and stick to it.
Are there some people where diabetes has a genetic link? In other words, diabetes runs in their family? Yes. In these individuals, I'm not sure if exercise and weight loss will completely reverse diabetes.
I've met those people too – they do everything right, and yet they are still taking metformin. Are they still a diabetic? Yes. Are they still healthier and less likely to suffer from diabetes complications because they remain healthy? Yes also.
So can cinnamon ―the “weird spice” that Diabetes44.com talks about ―help? Sure, it might help some, but it WON'T work if taking cinnamon is the only thing you do.
Here is cinnamon on Amazonto see what others are saying about it.
Diabetes is hard-core. It takes no prisoners. That's why it has to be attacked by not only eating fewer calories but also exercise.
Eating a few less calories per day by eating healthier foods, coupled with weight loss, I feel is the most important -and hardest thing to do.
If downloading the ebooks by Barton Publishing to help people control their diabetes helps you take that first step, then I say go ahead and do it, as long as you read the books and it motivates you to the other things. Paying about $20 is not much if it spurs people to do what they need to do.
For those who are going to think there is a simple solution to diabetes – like taking cinnamon, chromium or magnesium supplements – then I must be honest and say that alone won't work for most people.
If you have questions, leave a comment below and I'll try to help.