With over 1.6 million new cases each year, diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the US.
What’s even more concerning is that the rates are constantly on the rise. Even the rates of pre-diabetes (higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, but not high enough to be classified as Type 2 diabetes) are alarming.
According to health experts, type 2 diabetes is preventable because in most cases, it’s acquired rather than inborn. In other words, most people are not born with a faulty pancreas, but its function is constantly undermined with an unhealthy diet high in processed food, sugar and unhealthy fats.
As diabetes medications bring a lot of profit to drug manufacturers, there’s no wonder why these are strongly recommended by health experts when there are natural alternatives that can restore pancreatic function and reverse diabetes.
It was only last year that the Food and Drug Administration issued a new warning for several diabetes drugs that have been sold for many years.
Then, there’s the synthetic insulin supplementing the natural insulin the pancreas cannot produce. As stated in the 2014 joint study on the efficacy and impact of diabetes drugs to overall health and wellbeing, conducted by the University College of London, University of Michigan, and Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital:
“In many cases, insulin treatment may not do anything to add to the person’s quality life expectancy. Ultimately, the aim of a treatment is not to lower blood sugar for its own sake but to prevent debilitating or deadly complications. If the risk of these complications is suitably low and the burden of treatment correspondingly high, treatment will do more harm than good.”
We decide on conventional therapies to avoid lifestyle change and to afford us the ability to eat whatever we choose to eat.
According to T.H. Chan of the Harvard School of Public Health:
“If type 2 diabetes was an infectious disease, passed from one person to another, public health officials would say we’re in the midst of an epidemic. This difficult disease, once called adult-onset diabetes, is striking an ever-growing number of adults.
Even more alarming, it’s now beginning to show up in teenagers and children. The good news is that type 2 diabetes is largely preventable.
About 9 cases in 10 could be avoided by taking several simple steps: keeping weight under control, exercising more, eating a healthy diet, and not smoking.”
In type 2 diabetes, the body becomes insensitive to insulin. This is different from type 1 diabetes in which the pancreas stops producing insulin and gestational diabetes, which is typically temporary and attributes to natural hormone changes during pregnancy.