On September 13, 2011, The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released a statement from their meeting in Lisbon, Portugal that some 366 million people worldwide now suffer from diabetes. It is deemed a global epidemic that’s worsening. The group called these figures “staggering.”
One person every seven seconds dies from diabetes. 9 deaths from diabetes every minute.
The IDF urged a UN health group, meeting next week, to do more to prevent future cases and to invest more in research.
Yes, we must prevent future cases of type 2 diabetes. It is a fact that when a person has Metabolism B or pre diabetes, there is still time to prevent diabetes. No one, before a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, is doomed to be diagnosed.
Preventatively, it is vitally important that we learn to spot the signs, symptoms, and labs that indicate that we or our family/friends are on the train to diabetes and then educate as to the simple lifestyle changes that can prevent this disease.
For those who are already diagnosed, complications are not a matter of course. Having diabetes does not mean complications. But, having uncontrolled diabetes over a period of time does mean irreversible complications.
Ironically, the “fix” for the diabetes epidemic lies in lifestyle change. The same program that is used to prevent diabetes is the program to manage diabetes.
Facts: Type 2 diabetes is genetic. Its diagnosis is speeded up by stressors such as: inactivity or sedentary lifestyle, high carbohydrate intake, skipping meals, emotional and life stress, illness, ongoing pain. Type 2 diabetes is all about hormonal imbalance. The hormone out of balance is always insulin. Insulin is a fat gain hormone. The years before diabetes = excess insulin release and resultant insulin resistance. Pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes = eventual insulin resistance AND inadequate insulin.
The dietary/exercise program needed worldwide to prevent type 2 diabetes and to manage diabetes with the least amount (if any) medications. Health depends on normal blood sugar.
IDF and UN health group: Instead of investing millions of dollars in questionable research, let’s divert some of those resources to teach the core “Miracle” program around the world. By the time the results of years of “studies” come back…possibly without answers….we would have prevented millions from becoming diabetic and suffering from the complications of uncontrolled diabetes.
Knowledge is Power. Let’s get powerful in the fight against diabetes.