ALERT: “Restore My Blood Sugar” Scam

bloodsugarOMG!    If “Restore My Vision, Today” wasn’t too saccharine for you, then your blood pressure will spike if you subject yourself to “Restore My Blood Sugar Now“.   This newest scam, no doubt related to the Restore-My-Vision scammers,  is yet another in a series of overpriced, misleading information pitches.  This time, it is targeted at the millions of diabetes suffers who are looking for relief from this very complicated illness.    It claims to provide a natural and safe way for controlling your unpredictable blood sugar levels in as little as 21 days.  What is so unfortunate is that diabetes is a very serious condition and what these marketers are offering is so overpriced for the value offered.

The emails promoting this dubious offer send you to a slick web site asking for the “low price” of $37 for a booklet about a diet plan “guaranteed” to reduce your blood sugar.   There, you are treated to a videomercial that touts the “controversial way to fight your diabetes”.   Is it a scam?   Is it a rip-off?  Does it work?    You’ll never find out,  largely because of an increasingly pernicious Internet industry that offers fake product review sites. It uses the same “controversial”, “banned” “revolutionary” and “shocking” video come-on to entice consumers to pay premium bucks for a “diet plan” fashioned by alleged doctors:  Andrew Forester and D. Chao.  If you try to find these “doctors” online, you’ll be disappointed, as they don’t exist.   At least, they have no credentials posted on the Web.

So, should you spend the $37?   As with its sister scam,  “Restore My Vision”  We recommend not, for the following reasons:

1.  There’s a reason this sales pitch is slick — they spend a lot of marketing money to get it to you.   Who is paying for that?  You are.

2.  If you look for a review of the product, you are deluged with lots of fake review or “scam” sites that simply direct you to the main sales site or offer some pablum talking about how the product is highly rated or recommended.   (such as vinamy.com, healthproductreviewcenter.com and secretsites.org)   The marketers for this service paid to have these fake sites thwart any customer looking for real reviews.   They are nothing more than cleverly concealed links to the same scheme that is attempting to separate you from your hard-earned $37.

3.  The authors are unknown.  If the website fails to feature the credentials of the author and/or if a Google search turns up nothing about this person, you can bet this is a marketer-driven product.   The fact that the alleged Dr. Forester has a well-trained announcer’s voice with almost perfect diction suggests that the so-called doctor is not what he seems.   The absence of any qualifications for these “doctors” or any scientifically-supported analysis on the Web is a tell-tale sign of a marketing ruse.

4.  Perhaps most importantly, there is an abundance of free or low-cost blood sugar information on the Internet.    Amazon offers a number of ebooks that cost nothing and provide the kinds of well-established diets that reduce blood sugar.  The titles include:  “The Daniel Sugar Diet”, “Diabetes Patients Capsule”,  and Diabetes Diet Mastery….among many others.   All of these are priced at under $1.    Moreover, the Internet is chock full of very reliable and scientifically supported dietary solutions to high sugar levels.   Among the most reputable is the Mayo Clinic web page.  The price for this information?   $0.

5.  The testimonials offered in the video do not offer the full names or backgrounds of the individuals who are touting the product in very terse, well-crafted and well-lighted videos.  And the 60-day guarantee accompanying the offer is part of the ClickBank program that has a lot of consumers complaining about run-arounds and unresponsiveness.

And please consider the recently reported case of a Type-2 diabetes sufferer.   She was 3 years old and morbidly obese.  After 6 months of lifestyle changes monitored by doctors, she was “cured”.   For many people, lifestyle changes really do make a difference.   The doctors replaced her soda and fast food diet with balanced home cooked meals and water.

We recommend that you try these low-cost or free books out before forking over $37 to the faux doctors.   And beware ANY Net-based sales pitch that has uncredentialed, slick video presentations with no independent reviews.  It may not be a scam, but just like the almost identical “Restore My Vision” scheme, this one is probably an identical rip-off because it is overpriced for what it is offering.   In this case, there’s lots of good vision exercises in the marketplace offered at a fraction of the cost of “Restore My Blood Sugar”.   Save your hard-earned money.

26 replies
  1. Dee Peterson
    Dee Peterson says:

    First The ultimate indicator of a fraud? Being told to pay up before being told what you’re paying for. That’s always a scam. Any miracle cure video that doesn’t tell you what it is in the first 60 seconds, is just a scam. Real treatments that are terrific will become public knowledge very shortly as the genius who invents them will be anxious to share their invention. Having to wait through a long video that only hints of the ‘secret’ is ALWAYS, ALWAYS ALWAYS a sure sign that it’s a scam.

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  2. Larsen E. Whipsnave
    Larsen E. Whipsnave says:

    Anytime you click on one of these sites and it pops up a never ending yapping power-point of all the miracles they have seen and all the hype they press out for an endless amount of time instead of telling you what to do or getting to the punchline quickly, they are no more than carnival hucksters. Beware. The car salesman….etc…..

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    • mshames
      mshames says:

      Sadly, the FDA’s powers are fairly limited. They don’t have the legal power to go after some of these scammers. And, it is unlikely that the FDA’s powers will be expanded in the next four years. So consumers are left to fend for themselves…..which is why we created this blog.

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  3. Leena
    Leena says:

    Any “diet info” that tells you that you can eat any amount of something you want and not exercise will always be a scam. I have been seeing a nutritionist for 3 years to help manage my type II diabetes and sitting on your butt is never the answer. if it seems too good to be true, well then it isn’t true. Lower carbs and less processed food and finding ways to move your body are better. park a little farther in a parking lot. put a reminder on your phone to get up and move around every 2 hours. there are small life style changes that can make a huge difference. I do a lot of “this for that” recipes where i find healthier ways to make the bad food I want to eat like using ground turkey on nachos. I promise the help is out there if you are willing to help yourself.

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  4. JR WEST
    JR WEST says:

    all I want is what type of fruit? I finally left the room and let the ad play. These 3-5 minute videos with and without drawings (UGH) have actually been proven as sucessful marketing ploys….The longer you wait, the greater the anticipation…. Did they reveal the supposed magic fruit?

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  5. michael tull
    michael tull says:

    I watched the video, ordered the 9.95 redepies and the book 27.95 plus postage and handling, I decideed this is not what I wanted , they rebunded me the 9.95 with no problem and I mailed back the book at my expense, today
    and they said they would credit my account this night. So far my service has been excellent.

    Michael Edwin Tull

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  6. Tonya
    Tonya says:

    Please stay away! This company took $318.00 from my account unauthorized!!!!. I’m going to place on SCAM REPORT & the BBB . I had to get a new VISA. While watching the video they are robbing you!!

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  7. JonAlan
    JonAlan says:

    I’m not sure why someone would think it strange that her patients would be seeing her while being prescribed medicine by other doctors, especially when you listen to her list of degrees. She specializes in alternative medicine from the sounds of it and people usually go to those types of specialists when they need a second or third opinion. I’ve also been around natural medicine long enough to know that there is truth in the statements made about fat being made out to be a bad guy when it is simply another dietary requirement which shouldn’t be left out of the American kitchen.

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  8. Mike
    Mike says:

    Thanks to you I was able not to be scammed by this BS marketing video, as I was excited at the beginning of this video. But then I thought that must be a scam and so I simply googled it, Thanks so much for all of your comments!

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  9. DannyJane
    DannyJane says:

    I have made it a hard and fast rule to avoid any advertising site, regardless of product, that opens with a seemingly endless tirade about what wonders their product will deliver. If it takes the ad longer than 15 seconds to tell you what they are about LEAVE AT ONCE. It’s guaranteed to be a scam.

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  10. Ernest Sapp
    Ernest Sapp says:

    The information is correct. Eating more fat will reduce your blood sugar numbers, your cholesterol numbers and you will lose weight. I’m 6’1 and I was 279 lbs I have dropped to 229 lbs and have a goal of 185 lbs. My cardiologist asked what I was doing . I told him I was eating 3 fried eggs 4 srips of bacon and one slice of buttered toast for breakfast along with a glass of grapefruit juice. Having a huge salad with ranch dressing for lunch and a 16oz steak with no potato but another large salad for dinner having a glass of grapefruit juice with each meal. My medication warns against grapefruit juice but doctors haven’t right about much so far and I like grapefruit juice so I have it. My doctor said he couldn’t recommend what I was eating but because of the results he told me to keep doing what I was doing because all my numbers had never been better. Buy the book or don’t buy the book I found my diet online, it is called the Mayo Clinic Heart Diet although the Mayo Clinic says they are not responsible for it. All I know is it works. I’m off almost all my medication because I don’t need them anymore.

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  11. roslyn
    roslyn says:

    I’m so grateful for finding this link. I downloaded the info from amazon and compared it to the info from the Mayo Clinic. I was puzzled why Dr. Marlene only gave recipes for alcohol beverages. She did have some informative suggestions, but it wasn’t worth $27. Before I purchase ANYTHING online, I look at the reviews, especially if it’s medical related and 99% are scams!! Pls do your homework before giving out your credit info.

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  12. td
    td says:

    just got wind of it. thought i check reviews besides it would be hard to get your money back and I’m sure there are more hidden fees besides nothing is for free. always a catch.thanks. i also heard the part where her patients used it and they were able to get off the meds theyre doctors prescribed..lol

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  13. Stardusty
    Stardusty says:

    , … nothing in the video is ground breaking news, nutrition is key.
    learning about what you eat, gaining that knowledge and remembering, keyword also “moderation”, is what my dad a Loma Linda grad. Physician/Surgeon taught all his patients and really pushed good responsible nutrition. “you are what you eat”, and yes, people came off their meds, got healthier, IF they listened. much of what she is saying in the video is correct, but that does not mean you need to by her product either, it’s common sense an the knowledge can be gained if one really desires to look, … the body is designed to heal itself, you get a cut, that cut heals on your finger. getting up in the morning and eating a food that instantly throws your pancreas into a whirlwind, like pancakes with syrup, donuts, kid cereals, muffins, a danish, etc. NO !!! not okay and it sparks this craziness the entire day, wrong, wrong. protein upon wake up. believe it or not, Oatmeal with dried apricots would be better even, they have protein, really ..!!! none of this is rocket science !!! what she does not say in the video is over-indulgence of bacon is NOT okay either, … lol sheesh, moderation. and again, not anything but common sense and learning what foods do what inside your body !!! … never mind paying her, educate yourself. the information is out there, … learn about food. the right foods are good medicine !!! (:

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  14. Sandy
    Sandy says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I just saw this on my iphone and came into the computer room to pull it up and see about ordering. Boy was I surprised I couldn’t find anything right off then stumbled on this site. You saved me $27.00 I know better I have been scammed before on diet pills that never came so of course I couldn’t get a refund within 30 days because they didn’t reach me til 60 days were up and they start the count down on the day you order. I even got the master general of post office involved about sending them back without opening package and my credit company going after them. It took more than 9 months to get my refund. The post office said it happens all the time.

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  15. Heather
    Heather says:

    Thanks for the heads-up that was both concise and thorough! Just about ready to purchase when I thought, “If this is so ground-breaking, why am I not hearing about it all over?” Thanks also to SASB for the link above.

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  16. Maggie Kretzler
    Maggie Kretzler says:

    I caught a few “errors” in her video while she was talking that made me so OH HELL NO. I think there were two, the statement she said that her patients used the program and they were able to get off the meds that their dr had prescribed….huhh? I thought you were their dr? I can’t remember the other one off hand without having to sit thru it again. I do love how she gives you the tip on how you don’t have to pay a Penny for it! But most people are honest and she knows they wouldn’t lol

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  17. Lizzy
    Lizzy says:

    wow…..card in hand
    ready to roll and that little voice said…What IF this is another web scam…I loved the audio informational filled with 5freebies….all that for $27 I will do my homework and research Dr. Marlene of Texas….checking complaints and reviews of customers who already ordered
    Thanks
    I greatly appreciate the headsup

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  18. SASB
    SASB says:

    Hi Benny:
    I’m not sure what you can do if you’ve already paid the $27. I was just about ready to order too, when I decided to first google “Smart Blood Sugar Book Reviews” and it just so happens that one of the listings

    http://smartbloodsugar.s3.amazonaws.c:om/BloodGlucoseLoadBalancing.pdf

    is a download of the book itself. It’s 45 pages and I don’t know if it’s exactly the same as the book you receive if you order the $27 offer. It appears the same, however, and written by Dr. Marlene and copyrighted 2014. It is basically the same information as in the sales video, but includes the Appendices for discussion of various diet programs, and recipes for alcoholic drinks with lower carbs.
    I haven’t read the reviews yet, so I’m not sure if the 5 ‘bonuses’ (an $89 value!) are worth anything, or whether lifetime access to the website is worth $27.
    If you made the payment via “Clickbank” read the reviews on that! From what I read, it appears that most of the slick advertising/video sales are handled through Clickbank and most all have a 60-Day moneyback guarantee. Again, from the reviews I noted that many consumers complain that they just get the runaround and obtaining the refund from Clickbank is a hassle and customer service is pretty much non-existent.
    So, good luck in getting a refund of your $27.

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    • gilly
      gilly says:

      Gilly
      I just watched the pitch for SMART BLOOD SUGAR plan they say you can call this number 1-877-755-4904 within 60 days and they will refund your money

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  19. Benny Bridges
    Benny Bridges says:

    what if you already paid the $27?????? I did that today! I just downloaded the PDF booklets! Nothing else.

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  20. warren dunn
    warren dunn says:

    Thanks for the “heads-up”. I was about to fall for the “Smart Blood Sugar” pitch for $27.00 when I found your site. Keep up the good work. Warren

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