According to the American Diabetes Association, “Diabetes causes 35 million heart attacks, 13 million strokes, 2 million amputations and 62 million deaths. That’s the expected toll from diabetes… unless major action is taken to curb and control it…”
Further, the American Diabetes Association calculates there are 20.8 million diabetics in America; with another 54 million people having pre-diabetes (placing them at high risk for developing Type II diabetes). This equates to 75 million Americans having diabetes, or being at high risk.
Contrast these alarming figures to 100 years ago, when diabetes cases were so rare, most doctors never saw or diagnosed the disease even once in their entire medical careers.
And ten years ago, Type II diabetes was virtually unheard of in children. Yet now, numerous doctors and health professionals predict that by the year 2010, 50% of our children will have Type II diabetes before they turn 20!
Most doctors believe that diabetes is incurable… that’s what they’ve been taught. The best you could hope for – according to what they learned in medical school – is to “control” this disease with medication and insulin.
And they’re right… Diabetes is incurable… At least it’s incurable if you follow most doctors’ advice of merely suppressing your diabetes symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs.
That’s because most doctors’ advice – taking ever-increasing doses of medications – doesn’t solve the root problem of diabetes. These drugs merely attempt to “control” the symptoms of high glucose levels, insulin resistance, etc.
And because these medications cause other health problems (side effects), your doctor ends up prescribing more drugs to “control” those new symptoms… which cause yet further “side effects”… and/or render your original medications less effective, so your doctor doubles or quadruples your original dosages… and this vicious cycle just goes on and on…
You’re caught in the “Diabetes Trap”!
In fact, millions of diabetics are stuck in this trap of continually “needing” more and higher doses of medications. And what awaits them is an implicit death sentence of heart disease… stroke… obesity… kidney failure… debilitating nerve damage… blindness… impotence… and/or some of the many other seemingly inescapable diabetes complications.
Simply because the underlying cause of their diabetes was never addressed.
If we just learn the rules of health and show our body the respect it deserves, it is perfectly capable of efficiently managing the details, and there will be absolutely no reason to stress about all those levels.
Although many people tend to believe that disease is just the result of getting older, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Disease is normally the result of an unhealthy condition in the body, (not the result of our age), and something we all can control.
We just need to learn what our body really needs and then provide it, and stop abusing it with all those potentially dangerous and unnecessary drugs.
- Dr. David W. Tanton