CDC sounds alarm over exploding diabetes epidemic impacting 100 million Americans … while food companies keep fattening Americans with processed food

Thursday, August 3, 2017
By Paul Martin

by: Tracey Watson
NaturalNews.com
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The figures in the latest National Diabetes Statistics Report, released bi-annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are alarming, to say the least: By 2015, 100 million people in the United States were battling either prediabetes or full-blown type 2 diabetes. That’s one in three Americans suffering with a life-threatening, but totally preventable lifestyle disease!

Over 84.1 million people have now been diagnosed with prediabetes, the precursor to diabetes, which, if not reversed, will inevitably result in diabetes within five years. A further 30.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a 50 percent increase in a single decade. Diabetes is a serious, life-threatening condition.

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation explains it this way:

“When you eat, your body turns food into sugars, or glucose. At that point, your pancreas is supposed to release insulin. Insulin serves as a ‘key’ to open your cells, to allow the glucose to enter — and allow you to use the glucose for energy. But with diabetes, this system does not work. Several major things can go wrong – causing the onset of diabetes.” [Related: Learn more about the prevention and treatment of diabetes at DiabetesScienceNews.com.]

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more lives than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Its complications also make it the leading cause of stroke, heart failure, blindness, amputations and kidney failure. One American dies from this disease every three minutes.

The shocking fact, however, is that type 2 diabetes is a preventable, lifestyle-induced disease. It is often referred to as “adult-onset diabetes” because it rarely occurs in children (except those who are obese), and is directly linked to a sedentary lifestyle, poor food choices and being overweight.

Of course, the overweight couch potatoes who are diagnosed with diabetes must carry their share of responsibility for their diagnoses; however, they are certainly not the only ones to blame.

Doctors certainly bear a weighty responsibility when it comes to the explosive boom in diabetes cases in our country. For one thing, they very often fail to explain to their patients exactly how diabetes works, what causes it, and how simple diet and lifestyle changes can reverse it. Instead, they are quick to hand out prescriptions for pharmaceutical drugs like metformin which give their patients – who are actually ticking time bombs – a false sense of security by masking symptoms while doing nothing to get to their root causes.

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