Spam I Am.
On my post about marking my 22nd year with type 1 diabetes, someone named Tom tried to leave this comment:
I stumbled across your blog and as I was reading it I wondered if you ever read a book by Dr. Robert Young called "The PH Miracle for Diabetes". He is a nutritionist and microbiologist who has been able to reverse Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in many patients.
I remember reading somewhere that he did a couple of clinical studies where 85% of type 1 diabetics and 94% of type 2 diabetics had complete reversals of symptoms and were off of their medications. I could be wrong on the exact percentage but it was in that range.
Anyways, I just thought I'd pass that on to you. I enjoyed reading your post and hope this tip benefits you.
My furious response:
Thank you for visiting my diabetes blog, and for your comment about Dr. Robert Young's ability to cure type 1 diabetes. I looked at your site and the informational download I can purchase for $27.00.
I must admit, I am both offended by your audacity and disappointed in your callousness. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 22 years and have worked very hard to remain healthy. For you to come to my website and try and sell me and my readers a "miracle cure" is an action you should be ashamed of. I'm disappointed that you thought so little of me as to insult me by sending this link to me, and that you think so little of these parents who are battling to keep their children healthy every day.
I wish you all the best, and I hope you and your conscience are reunited soon.
The website he linked in his comment profile was: http://www.vibranthealthunleashed.com
His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are as offended by his spam as I was, feel free to drop "Tom" a line and let him know that people with diabetes do not want his $27.00 snake oil. We want real research. We want real progress. We want a cure.