An unintended but high-priority consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the exposure of corruption and misconduct in companies and federal agencies proclaiming to serve the health of all Americans best. It is now time to add the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to the list, a patient advocacy organization that is—according to The Guardian—”up to its eyeballs in big-business funding.” Same story; here is yet another nefarious group telling us what is best for our health. Considering 38 million people in the country have diabetes, many, including Dr. Ken Berry, see the debauchery and believe it’s time to revolutionize diabetes care. With that in mind, Berry recently introduced the American Diabetes Society (ADS).

Before we elaborate on Berry’s outstanding new ADS, let’s take a look at the shameful state of the ADA. In an article titled, “Low-Carb Diets Work, Why does the ADA Push Insulin Instead?” the Guardian’s Neil Barsky asks a straightforward question overrunning America’s healthcare system. Why is Big Pharma running the show? When corporate greed overtakes right and wrong, the ADA isn’t going to encourage simple lifestyle interventions over Big Pharma’s lucrative solutions. Not only do those solutions not fix the problem, but instead of promoting a healthy diet, they guarantee lifelong customers with a growing list of ailments. Easy money for these ogres. Underscoring the diabetes epidemic strangling our nation, Barsky wrote:

“Diabetes afflicts 38 million Americans, with another 90 million considered pre-diabetic. Every year, the disease claims the lives of over 100,000 Americans and disproportionately affects people of color. It is also ruinously expensive, as doctor visits, hospital stays, insulin, blood test strips, leg amputations, continuous glucose monitors, and numerous glucose-lowering drugs add up to about $400bn a year. To put it bluntly, we are losing the war on diabetes.

And unlike many other diseases—such as certain cancers, Alzheimer’s, kidney disease, or Crohn’s—type 2 diabetes is reversible.”

Barsky reported that in 2020, Tracy Brown, the then-president of the ADA, “rocked the diabetes world” when she revealed she had reversed her type 2 diabetes and stopped taking insulin and other medicines by simply sticking to a low-carbohydrate diet. With little to no mention by the ADA (which is aware and acknowledges the power of low carb but stays silent), multiple nutrition studies prove that diabetes can be reversed by following a strict diet low in carbohydrates, which is the macronutrient diabetics cannot metabolize without the aid of Big Pharma drugs. Indeed, the ADA envisions diabetes as a progressive disease that gets worse over time. Yet, in explaining the “simple” manner in which she tackled her diabetes by eating low-carb, Brown (who resigned the following year) shared:

“Elevated blood sugars happen when you have sugars in your body, and you don’t have insulin to manage the sugars in your body. Carbohydrates turn into sugar. So, I try to get people to be aware of how many carbohydrates you are actually putting in your body.

Carbohydrates come in many shapes and forms. Bread is a carbohydrate. Pasta is a carbohydrate. Actually fruits …. some people go, “fruits?” But some fruits are high in carbohydrates.

So, as someone living with diabetes, you have to be mindful [of sugars and carbohydrates]. Even with fast food—if I am in a pinch, running through an airport, and I have to eat something and the only thing I see is fast food … I can still go in there. Usually, they will have a salad option. And if they don’t have a salad, they usually have a sandwich, burger, or chicken. I take that, and I toss the bun.

There is always a way for you to work around it. But my advice is to start paying attention to sugars and carbohydrates. And those are listed on nearly every package. And, with cell phones today, you can look up on the internet how many carbohydrates are in x, y, or z, and it will tell you.”

It probably wasn’t the ADA’s best day when Brown shared how she cured her diabetes. Without question, her words of wisdom failed to become part of the diabetes dialogue touted by the organization, which prioritizes profits of patients. In another Barsky article titled, “Does the American Diabetes Association Work for Patients or Companies? “A Lawsuit Dared to Ask,” whistleblower Elizabeth Hanna revealed that the ADA accepted $1 million in corporate money in return for suggesting recipes that jeopardize the health of people suffering from diabetes. Hanna, the ADA’s former chief nutritionist, insisted she was fired for her refusal to endorse toxic Splenda-filled salads despite ADA research concluding that artificial sweeteners like Splenda may raise consumers’ risk of type-2 diabetes. She filed a lawsuit against the ADA, which was recently quietly settled, sparing the ADA from scandalous revelations that may have emerged in a trial. Moreover, speaking of her predecessors, Hanna asserted:

“[They] were either terminated by the ADA when they refused to comply with the ADA’s unethical and unlawful practices or were constructively terminated by the ADA by the abusive and hostile work environment they faced for refusing to comply.”

With Berry presenting a much-needed reprieve from the depravity, here we are again, realizing that yet another U.S. institution tasked with keeping us healthy is ultimately keeping us sick. Once trusted establishments like the ADA—which sets critical guidelines on healthcare—are recklessly gambling with the health of the American people while making millions behind the scenes. This conduct must be stopped. And Berry aims to do just that. He is part of the new Guard of Truth Tellers, manifesting real solutions that fix the anarchy and deliver truth to Americans. Watch out, American Diabetic Association—here comes the American Diabetic Society, an organization absolutely committed to transparency that will never accept donations from Big Food or Big Pharma. Dr. Berry recently organized a GoFundMe to launch ADS’s mission to revolutionize diabetes care, sharing:

“We are thrilled to introduce the American Diabetes Society (ADS), a groundbreaking nonprofit dedicated to transforming the current paradigm of diabetes care. At ADS, we believe in a world where type 2 diabetes can be prevented & reversed through informed dietary choices, innovative research, and comprehensive education, and that type 1 diabetes can be controlled with 80% less insulin and drastically reduced complication rates. Our mission is to empower individuals with diabetes to achieve normal blood sugar levels and maintain a healthy A1c, leading to a better quality of life, and fewer complications.”

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Tracy Beanz & Michelle Edwards

Tracy Beanz is an investigative journalist with a focus on corruption. She is known for her unbiased, in-depth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. She hosts the Dark to Light podcast, found on all major video and podcasting platforms. She is a bi-weekly guest on the Joe Pags Radio Show, has been on Steve Bannon’s WarRoom and is a frequent guest on Emerald Robinson’s show. Tracy is Editor-in-chief at