1 in 4 Americans are Pre-Diabetic or Have Diabetes: Are You Safe?

Posted on July 19, 2008. Filed under: health, weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , , |

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This report I found courtesty of Mercola.com, (thanks Joseph) should have every Aussie asking this question: “Am I on track to follow in the USA statistics?” Fellow Aussie’s we are closely following in the American’s footsteps when it comes to our dietary habits and therefore our Pre-Diabetic and Diabetic statistics: Are you going to be one of them?


“The number of Americans with diabetes has grown to about 24 million people, or roughly 8 percent of the U.S. population.

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on data from 2007, indicates an increase of about 3 million cases since over just two years. The CDC estimates another 57 million people have a condition called pre-diabetes, which puts people at increased risk for the disease.

Diabetes results from defects in insulin production that cause sugar to build up in the body. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.”

Sources:

Type 2 diabetes is totally different from Type 1 (the kind you get in childhood and which is an autoimmune disease). Type 2 diabetes is not only preventable, it is reversable! Who is in control of whether you get this disease or any of its precursers? YOU ARE! No-one else, it all rests in your choices. Your lifestyle choices.

  • Get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. (Is that really difficult for you? Then try a Vibration Platform to get you started – read the information on vibration platforms and weight loss and health here.
  • Make healthy food choices by avoiding starchy, white foods which means anything white or processed like: white bread, white rice, cake, biscuits, cookies, etc.. And eat more: fresh fruit, vegetables, protein, good oils and fats and whole grains – preferably in that order. For more information on this subject of pre-Diabetes (metabolic syndrome) CLICK HERE and diabetes and how and why you need to make healthy food choices CLICK HERE.

How do you know you might be at risk? Take a look at this list of symptoms and if you have any of these at all start your new lifestyle today:

  • Fatigue
  • Brain Fogginess
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Intestinal Bloating
  • Sleepiness
  • Weight Gain (especially if it is hard to shift and mostly round your middle _ although you can still have the symdrome and have a normal weight distribution)
  • Increased triglycerides
  • Increased cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Depression
  • Poly Cystic Ovarian syndrome

Check out those links today and change your lifestyle, prevent or reverse your pre-diabetes or diabetes, you can do it, I know you can. The alternative is unthinkable, so get yourself healthy today.

Our new weight loss targeting lifestyle workshops will be starting soon at the centre, why not drop in for a chat about how you can change your lifestyle and win back your health.

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Diabetes is a growing disease now a day. I usually check up my sugar once in three months. I think everyone should check up their sugar level regularly.


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