Hi stronglady, welcome over to this part of the Forum! (I'm not an expert.... just someone who's also at risk.) The only thing I know about
Sugar Busters is that it's low-carb, like South Beach. This means that avoiding carbs helps control the blood sugar in someone who's either borderline or a full-blown diabetic. Someone who cannot metabolize carbs correctly will have high blood sugar after eating them and high blood sugar is a sign of insulin resistance or diabetes. So, following a low-carb plan is extremely helpful. I don't know anything about
the Ph Miracle but I skimmed through something online. That's something altogether different and I have no opinion about
it. It seems to be vegetarian and the food choices are based on their Ph - something I know nothing about
. In my opinion, however, any plan that blatantly charges money to "join" or learn more might be a scam. For myself, I've been reading all I can online about
low-carb plans and that's how I eat. I eat all kinds of meat/chicken/fish and vegetables but not potatoes, bread, rice, anything made with flour or sugar. I eat nuts cheese and eggs. I also exercise regularly and with all this I've been able to keep normal blood sugar. I am at risk because type 2 is in my family and I've always been on the chunky side, not counting some years when I was a lot thinner (and younger and before kids!). So, my advice is that if you know that you are "at risk" for diabetes, then talk this over with your doctor, get a blood glucose meter so you can measure your blood sugar, keep a "log" of what you eat and what your blood sugar is and do some regular exercise. If you don't measure your blood sugar now, it's impossible to know how it's running. I hope that helps.