(yes, I know… I was supposed to be gone -getting ready to go out the door shortly)
I just got a message from a member (type 2) asking about “Milagro de la Selva”. For those of you who came aboard recently, this is a product that a member (currently banned from the site) came along introducing to the community in a SPAM-like fashion.
The question from this member was:
“Does the stuff help or is it snake oil? Snake oil = bogus. I am a T2 and am looking for some natural help with sugar control, if there is such a thing???”
I want to put the question out there for the community to share their thoughts on.
On a personal level, here are my thoughts:
Type 1’s are a little less prone to be targeted with this type of natural product, because of the nature of type 1: you simply DO NOT produce insulin (or are well on your way to get there) and any products promising a miracle cure for type 1 should most likely be seen with a suspicious eye.
Not just here, but in numerous other websites that deal with diabetes, you will encounter ads (the “Ads by Google ads” you see to your right) that promote numerous products of all kinds. Many of these are targeted specifically to Type 2’s. In general, you should be suspicious towards ANYTHING that promises miraculous results. But, when in doubt, come back here and post your question about the product you are uncertain about.
Now, in reply to the Milagro de la Selva question, I can’t answer the question properly, but if I am to judge from the disrespectful techniques employed to promote it, I don’t have the best impression about them.
P.S. In the interest of full disclosure, the Ads by Google on the TuDiabetes site generate revenue (not a TON, but some), which is invested back in TuDiabetes. In the near future, we will be dedicated a percentage of any revenue generated this way to diabetes-related causes.
If you ever see an ad in the Ads by Google bar that you feel promotes a bogus product, please let me know about it. Though we cannot control which new ads appear, we have the means of removing ads that are on display.