• Almost Half of All Americans Will Get Diabetes

    by Dr. Susan Sklar
    on Aug 29th, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 40% of Americans will develop diabetes during their lifetimes. The problem has been increased by the obesity epidemic in the United States.  

The combined problems of diabetes and obesity has been termed “diabesity” because the two are so closely related.  As it turns out, diabetics are living longer thanks to dialysis and medications.  However, their quality of life may not be good due to loss of vision, loss of kidney function, and nerve damage. The burden to society and the health care system will be huge in the coming decades.  How will we take care of so many people with such a complicated disease?

The amazing thing about diabetes is that it is a preventable disease.  With a gigantic commitment from our entire society, we could beat this.  It would take doctors learning the best type of diet, health educators getting the word out and the food and pharmaceutical industries changing their tactics.  I have witnessed amazing results in patients who have adopted a low carbohydrate way of eating. 

Unfortunately, the diet recommended by the American Diabetic Association contains enough carbs to assure that pharmaceutical companies will stay in business peddling blood sugar lowering medications.

Don’t wait for big pharma and the food industry to change.  Start changing your lifestyle right now.  A low carbohydrate way of eating like the “paleo” plan is a great way to lower your blood sugar, lose weight, and start curing your diabetes.

Author Dr. Susan Sklar

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