An Open Letter to Lilly Pharmaceuticals.
I watched Glen Campbell’s biography on CNN tonight. As you are aware, it spotlighted Mr. Campbell’s last year in the public eye after announcing his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. As 2012 progressed, so did his AD. Viewers watched as he progressively lost much of his memory, but retained his musical gift right up until his last concert.
At the conclusion of the show, the film’s sponsor made an announcement. The physician, speaking with the backdrop of the Mayo Clinic’s name, represented Lilly Pharmaceuticals.
Now why would this insulin manufacturer sponsor a film on Alzheimer’s disease? To put it into context, in the year during which Glen’s AD documentary was produced, Lilly’s new drug for AD prevention was in Phase lll trials. The drug was yanked due to liver complications.
Lilly, it’s time to be honest with the American and worldwide public.. You have known about the genetic link between high blood glucose, high insulin, and Alzheimer’s Disease for many years. The progression follows a specific path: metabolic syndrome, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and finally, Alzheimer’s Disease. AD is inevitable if for the millions of people who don’t yet have the symptoms for AD and are not even aware of their blood glucose and insulin imbalance.
The bright side: If adults are screened for metabolic syndrome (fasting lab work including glucose, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, Vitamin D and blood pressure), they will know YEARS in advance that they are on the road to pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and ultimately Alzheimer’s Disease.
If Lilly wants to continue research on a drug that will ultimately make a bajillion dollars, that’s just fine. They are a pharmaceutical company and now claim to be very concerned about preventing Alzheimer’s.
I’d like to suggest that a large corporation like Eli Lilly take the lead and do something for the millions of people who still have a chance at to prevent or control type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
I’d propose a way to REALLY contribute to the health and wellness of the adult population. I am willing to work with Lilly; as I am the researcher, developer, and author of the one program that is designed to rest, rehab, and reprogram the metabolism of those with the genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s Disease. The program is The Diabetes Miracle, by Diane Kress RD CDE.
The Diabetes Miracle by Diane Kress is a published work and is ready to be distribute to the public. Let’s align with each other and get this information to the millions of people who are on the fast track to type 2 diabetes and AD. Your company can easily obtain copies of The Diabetes Miracle to everyone who has a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, pre diabetes, or type 2 diabetes. The program can also be presented in video or podcast format. I’m certain my publisher will work with you on a greatly reduced rate. I am willing to do any publicity, videos, or public speaking about the program.
If you really want to take a stand to help prevent Alzheimer’s…this is the right thing to do. I will stand with you and be the voice of Lilly’s commitment to the health and wellness of the millions of people who are in the crosshairs of AD. I am finishing up my latest book by September 1, 2015. Let’s speak soon and talk about this project.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s an article I wrote 3 days ago. Talk about relevant.
Diane Kress, RD CDE