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Type 2 Diabetes Explosion Predicted

January 29, 2008 | 61,011 views

type 2 diabetes, overweight, friendsWhile health loss by most major causes will fall in Australia, that caused by type 2 diabetes will more than double by 2023, according to research by The University of Queensland’s School of Population Health.

Health loss was described as the “disability adjusted life year” (DALY), where one DALY equals one lost year of healthy life.

The study found that 75 percent of health loss in Australia is caused by cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological and sense disorders, chronic respiratory disease and injuries.

While many of these factors are predicted to decrease by 2023, the researchers found that mental disorders, neurological and sense disorders, muscoskelatal disorders and, in particular, type 2 diabetes would rise.

The rise in type 2 diabetes is predicted largely based on expected increases in body mass. The researchers believe campaigns to encourage Australians to maintain a healthy body weight could help reduce the rising diabetes rates.
 

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

When it comes to type 2 diabetes, I know what I am talking about. I have helped many thousands eliminate this from their lives, including yours truly. I have type 2 diabetes, but it is under perfect control.  Was triggered nearly ten years ago before I knew about nutrtonal typing and started following the Eat Right forYour Type program which have literaly killed me if  hadn' got off of it.  But for last ten years I have had near perfect blood sugar, insulin and leptin levels because I am following the Nutrtional Type program.

However, if I stop exercising and eat foolishly my blood sugar gradually rises over a few months into the diabetic range. Of course, it hasn’t done that for many years because I believe in and stay on the program.

Nevertheless, just like nearly 80 million other Americans, I have the problem.

Although this study focused on Australia, type 2 diabetes is a worldwide epidemic. In the United States, nearly 21 million children and adults have diabetes -- and another 54 million people are suffering from pre-diabetes.

This is completely out of control!

Diabetes is not a disease to ignore, as it can rob you of many years of healthy living. Yet, it is one of the easiest diseases to overcome using two, very straightforward, strategies:

Diet and exercise.

As Ron Rosedale, MD, one of the leading experts in the United States on the natural treatment of diabetes, has pointed out, diabetes is not a disease of blood sugar, but a disease of insulin and perhaps more importantly leptin signaling.

And, he says “Since most treatments for (type 2, insulin resistant) diabetes utilize drugs which raise insulin or actual insulin injections itself, the tragic result is that the typical, conventional medical treatment for diabetes contributes to the manifestation of side effects and the shortened lifespan that diabetics experience.”

The key to overcoming this disease is therefore not to focus on lowering your blood sugar by taking medications. Rather it is to maximize the accuracy of insulin and leptin signaling in your body, and this done through proper nutrition.

Even The New England Journal of Medicine has acknowledged the fact that diet and exercise can cure type 2 diabetes.

If you or a loved one is struggling with this disease, please read through the advice in my nutrition plan, and then in Take Control of Your Health.

Add to your new-and-improved diet a regular exercise program, something that gets your heart pumping and your body sweating, and your battle with diabetes will soon be over!

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