In its 2016 Global Report on Diabetes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published troubling statistics about the rising number of people suffering with diabetes and the dire consequences of the exploding global diabetes epidemic.
This alarming report found that 1:
• The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.
• The global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age has risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014.
• Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.
• In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes and another 2.2 million deaths were attributable to high blood glucose.
• Almost half of all deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years. WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030 2.
In the UK alone, the condition is now nearly four times as common as all forms of cancer combined, and causes more deaths than breast and prostate cancer combined 3.
Some 2.8 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with the disease. And if that weren’t bad enough, it’s thought that up to one million people are ticking time bombs – having type 2 diabetes, without even knowing it. This is largely due to the gradual onset of the disease, which doesn’t always produce any symptoms. Another 7 million are classified as being at high-risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
And yet, according to the WHO, diabetes can be treated and its consequences avoided or delayed with diet, physical activity… and by following a healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco are sure fire ways to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes 4.
That’s where the Real Diabetes Truth comes in.
We understand that some diabetics may need medication to help control their condition in the short-term. Sadly too many doctors treat type 2 diabetes the only way they know how… by issuing prescription drugs. And some of these drugs are often dangerous, causing side effects like pulmonary oedema and congestive heart failure 5.
Suffice it to say, these side effects are a very high price to pay, especially as research shows that many sufferers can successfully manage their diabetes without any drugs at all.
In a study of over 3,000 people with impaired glucose tolerance, it was found that lifestyle changes (dietary modifications plus regular exercise) were almost twice as effective as one prescription drug (which can cause adverse effects including diarrhoea, headaches and liver damage), in reversing symptoms 6.
Another way the mainstream is letting diabetics down is by giving them incorrect and potentially dangerous dietary advice. Dieticians are still recommending low fat/high carb diets…despite the fact that carbohydrates are rapidly converted to sugar in your digestive tract, causing glucose to build up in your blood….the last thing someone with diabetes needs!
The Real Diabetes Truth is dedicated to all those who are suffering with diabetes and who feel let down by the mainstream. Along with nutritionist Martin Hum, our mission is to make sure you’re the first to find out about the very latest cutting-edge natural breakthroughs and safe alternatives that can help you safely control your your blood sugar levels and transform your health.
To Your Good Health,
The Real Diabetes Truth Team
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1. Global report on diabetes, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2016
2. Projections of global mortality and burden of disease from 2002 to 2030, Mathers CD, Loncar D. PLoS Med, 2006, 3(11):e442.
3. Global Status Report, Diabetes — Burden : mortality, morbidity and risk factors, published online by WHO
4. Global report on diabetes, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2016
5. Circulation: Thiazolidinedione Use, Fluid Retention, and Congestive Heart Failure, 05.12.3003
6. US National Institute of Health – The Diabetes Prevention Programme
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