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Type 2 Diabetes May Not Need to be Managed with Avandia Or Other Drugs: Treat The Disease Naturally & Safely by Curbing Suga

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:35pm

I wrote the press release below (today) in the wake of the frightening revelations Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine that the popular type 2 diabetes drug Avandia could lead to a 43 % increase in heart attacks and a 64 % increase in cardiovascular death. As you'll note, I blogged about this latest drug scare yesterday. Today, I'm trying to draw attention the fact that drugs just may not be needed to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes May Not Need to be Managed By Avandia Or Other Drugs

Treat The Disease Naturally & Safely by Curbing Sugar and Exercising, Cardiologist & Health Counselor Recommend


NEW YORK—The shocking news this week in the New England Journal of Medicine that the diabetes medication Avandia may raise the risk of heart attacks by 43 % and cardiovascular death by 64 % draws attention to the fact that in many instances, preventing and naturally treating type 2 diabetes by reducing sugar and exercising are much safer than pharmaceuticals.

“Why isn’t the medical community paying more attention to the fact that type 2 diabetes can be easily and effectively treated naturally, without any drugs?” wonders cardiologist Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D. and certified holistic health counselor Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C., authors of SUGAR SHOCK! How Sweets And Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life--And How You Can Get Back on Track.

“Doctors and health experts need to focus on the dangers of high sugar intake and the corresponding alarming incidence of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance,” Bennett and Dr. Sinatra insist.

“Taking natural measures is a much easier and safer way to prevent type 2 diabetes,” maintains Dr. Sinatra, an internationally recognized cardiologist and anti-aging expert with a practice in Manchester, Connecticut.

“And, if people get type 2 diabetes, whenever I can, I’ll treat these patients with high blood sugar in natural ways such as restricting intake of sugar and simple carbohydrates, increasing fiber, exercising, losing weight, and targeted nutraceuticals such as cinnamon, alpha lipoic acid, magnesium, vanadium and gymnema sylvestre.”

Both Dr. Sinatra and Bennett are alarmed that more doctors, patients and other consumers don’t know that eating too much sugar can trigger many serious health conditions, including heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, and polycystic ovary syndrome. “Sugar is not your friend; it’s your foe,” says Dr. Sinatra, who downplays cholesterol’s role in heart disease.

SUGAR SHOCK! (Berkley Books, 2007) is an expose about the dangers of sugars and refined carbs. For the book, Bennett, an experienced journalist, interviewed more than 200 health experts and sugar addicts from around the world, including researchers from Harvard and Princeton.

The inspiration for SUGAR SHOCK! grew out of Bennett’s own struggles with sugar addiction and her amazing improvement in health after kicking sweets and “culprit carbs.” Dr. Sinatra was eager to join forces with Bennett, because for some 30 years, he’s been warning his patients about sugar’s dangers.

SUGAR SHOCK! includes a foreword by Dr. Nicholas Perricone, and it is endorsed by a Who’s Who of health experts, including Dr. Mehmet Oz (YOU: On A Diet) and Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.  To get a sneak peek at the book SUGAR SHOCK!, visit, where you also can sign up for the weekly Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Minute e-zine.

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CONTACTS: To interview Connie Bennett and Dr. Stephen Sinatra, contact Connie; Heather Connor, at; or Heather Williams at

Note from Connie: If you know any bloggers or members of the media, feel free to pass this on to them.

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