Diabetes Epidemic On The Rise

By Dr. Zachary Scott

 Diabetes is a rapidly-growing disease in the US. Find out below how diabetes affects your body and what you can do to reverse the damages before it’s too late.
Did you know the rate of diabetes has increased by 700 percent in the last five decades? That’s right. Right now, over 70 million people—one in four Americans—have either diabetes or pre-diabetes! It’s an epidemic of epic proportions that just keeps getting worse, and yet it’s one of the most avoidable chronic diseases there is today.
The main concern to you, if you’re not currently diabetic, is being “Pre-diabetic.”  If you’re modestly overweight, not exercising 3 or more days/week at least a moderately intense level, under chronic stress, average less than 7 hours of sleep/night, and/or have a diet high grains, sugars, and bad fats then you may not be diagnosed yet, but could be in pre-diabetic state.
It’s the ignorance of pre-diabetes that has lead us to such an epidemic of the diagnosis.
Not only does type 2 diabetes increase your overall risk of heart disease, the condition can also bring on fatal and non-fatal heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events an average of 15 years earlier than those without diabetes.  And, aside from the potentially deadly side effects of diabetes drugs, the additional health complications that diabetes fosters are numerous, and quite serious, including:
  • Heart disease and stroke – Death from heart disease and risk for stroke is two to four times higher among people with diabetes
  • High blood pressure – 75 percent of diabetics have high blood pressure (130/180 mm Hg or higher)
  • Blindness — Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20 to 74 years
  • Kidney disease – Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. In 2005, more than 45,700 people began treatment for end-stage kidney disease in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and another 178,700 were living on chronic dialysis
  • Nervous system disease — About 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage such as: impaired sensation or pain in hands or feet, poor digestion, carpal tunnel syndrome and erectile dysfunction
  • Amputations – In 2004, 71,000 lower limb amputations due to diabetes were performed in the U.S.
  • Dental disease — Almost one-third of people with diabetes have severe periodontal disease
  • Pregnancy complications — Poorly controlled diabetes before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy among women with type 1 diabetes can cause major birth defects in 5 to 10 percent of pregnancies, and spontaneous abortions in 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies
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Three Rules on the Advanced Plan
Follow the 3 Principles of the Core Plan along with the following modifications:
  1. Fat – Increase your intake of healthy fats.
  2. Protein – Moderate your intake of protein.
  3. Carbohydrates – Eliminate all grains, sugars, and most fruits.
The Advanced Plan is specifically designed to eliminate cravings (something that many diets fail to do). As a result, people see dramatic results in very little time on the Advanced Plan.
Your Next Steps
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Diabetic or not, if you want to learn how to generate outrageous amounts of boundless energy and Maximize your overall quality of Life and Health on all Levels you’ll want to attend this workshop.  Only a few seats remain, so register now at your local Maximized Living doctor’s office.