2020 World Diabetes Day/Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Wellness

2020 World Diabetes Day falls on Saturday, November 14th. The intent behind World Diabetes Day it to increase awareness of diabetes, which affects over 463 million people around the globe, according to 2019 statistics. Most of the world’s diabetics, including those in developed nations, are not aware that their condition can be reversed and that there is research to back this up. Being a diabetic is not a death sentence if action is taken.

World Diabetes Day is also intended for all diabetics, globally, to become more self-aware.  Here are some things diabetics should know about:

Why diabetes is on the increase

The increase in type 2 diabetes cases can be traced to the increase in consumption of refined sugar, research shows. The increase is also linked to diet. Experts say that at the current rate of growth, by the year 2040, one out of every eight people will be a diabetic—approximately 1.8 billion. This increase is occurring even while the victims are encouraged to manage their diabetes. But should both type 1 and type diabetes be managed? The two are not the same. This will be discussed later in this article.

Diabetes awareness

Diabetes awareness is the main reason behind World Diabetes Day. Diabetes is taking its toll on communities all around the world.  In developed nations, diabetics have access to information. In many developing nations, most victims don’t even know what diabetes is and how they acquired it. They don’t know the symptoms and signs to look for.  Why is it important for people to know the facts and have a clear understanding of the condition and be able to differentiate between the types of diabetes? The more awareness you have of your diabetes, the better the decisions you will make.

Types of diabetes

There are two basic types of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes: When you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas does not secrete insulin needed to transport sugar to your muscles to be used as energy, thus insulin must be injected manually. Only 10% of all cases of diabetes are type 1.

Type 2 diabetes: There are two types of type 2 diabetes—hereditary and non-hereditary. 90% of all cases of diabetes are type 2.

Hereditary diabetes: With hereditary diabetes, the condition is passed on to you by a parent or grandparent. Most victims of hereditary diabetes require insulin injections at some point in their lives.

Non-hereditary diabetes:   In this case, the diabetes begins as prediabetes and progresses to type 2 diabetes. Non-hereditary diabetes means that the condition was not passed on to you, the victim, but was acquired through lifestyle choices; in other words, but what you eat. In the United States, prediabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic proportions. A UCLA study showed that in California alone, 13 million adults are pre-diabetic and 2.5 million (or 9% of the population), is type 2 diabetic. The same study also found that the two groups represent 15.5 million people (55 percent of the state’s population). Apply this equation to the entire United States and the rest of the world, and the figure becomes staggering.

Further, in this study, it was found that 30% of prediabetics will acquire full-blown type 2 diabetes within five years of their diagnosis and the remaining 70% will likely develop it in their lifetime. It is very important to be aware of this scientific fact because it can save your life and help you avoid becoming a victim of diabetes.  Many people know someone or have a family member who is diabetic, or have had a co-worker or relative who died from the diabetes. Would you agree?

Taking prediabetes for granted leads to full-blown type 2 diabetes. And the fact is that prediabetes can be reversed in as little as two weeks. When people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, some go into denial, followed by self-disappointment and sometimes anger. In a rush to find a solution, they become susceptible to misleading information that leads many of the newly-diagnosed to make decisions which, unbeknownst to them, allow for the progression of the diabetes. The condition can eventually result in heart disease, kidney failure, limb amputation, and even early death by stroke.

The good news is that, since prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are acquired through lifestyle choices, they can be reversed by taking the correct steps immediately. If you look at the life of many people, including doctors, who failed to accomplish a personal goal, it was because of procrastination. If you are pre-diabetic or type 2 diabetic, you are responsible to take action. Don’t procrastinate.

 Diabetes: What you need to know

Did you know that with type 2 diabetes, your pancreas still secretes enough insulin to transport sugar to your blood stream, but your red blood cells are not able to transport the sugar to your muscles? If you answered no, you are not alone in this. So are millions of diabetics. But did you also know that type 2 diabetes is caused by excess consumption of refined sugar? Research by Dr. Sanjay Basu, Ph.D., an epidemiologist, showed that type 2 diabetes is typically caused by over-consumption of refined sugar. This is why, when you are diagnosed a type 2 diabetic, it is because your doctor requested that you do a blood glucose/sugar test, which determined the amount of sugar in your blood.

Type 2 diabetes does not develop overnight; it takes several years. Over the years, as you consume refined sugar in excess, by your mid-forties there is a sugar build-up inside your body. As mentioned, your pancreas still works; however, because there is too much sugar in your body, some of that sugar, in liquid form, finds its way into your bloodstream. What happens when we eat sugar and fail to burn it off? It turns into—you guessed it—fat. The fat coats your blood cells, so even though your pancreas is secreting insulin and the insulin is transporting sugar to your bloodstream, your blood cells are not able to absorb the sugar because they are coated with fat. The sugar in liquid form cannot penetrate the fat.  You are now insulin resistant, or type 2 diabetic. The truth about type 2 diabetes is shrouded in mystery mainly to prevent you from knowing the truth. This leads perfectly to the next topic.

 Diabetes is market driven

Recommendations in TV ads for you to manage your type 2 diabetes with medications is very much market drive. For example, they may tell you of a newly-created pill that will help your pancreas secrete insulin. Yet those of us who have reversed our type 2 diabetes did not use any such pill as mentioned. If your red blood cells are coated with fat, unless the fat is burned off, no amount insulin-generating pills can make your blocked blood cells absorb the sugar buildup. Does this make sense to you now? According to a very well-known food scientist based in the US, (his statement is on video for anyone to view), a drug company asked him to write an article on type 2 diabetes for publication in a magazine. When the food scientist handed in his article, the diabetes drug manufacturer declined to publish it saying that if diabetics found out they could cure their condition, they would not buy their drugs. Information is power. Prediabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes acquired by lifestyle is completely reversible and curable. Often, promoting the management of type 2 diabetes is about making profit, not helping diabetics completely heal from their condition. That is what market driven means. Now you know that you can reverse and even cure your diabetes. Managing type 2 diabetes has allowed the condition—which can be reversed—to proliferate worldwide. Managing diabetes means the victim will always remain a diabetic. But did you know that while managing your diabetes, it is the best opportunity you have to reverse the condition?

Type 2 diabetes: A reversible condition

In 2016, Dr. Natalia McInnes (who specializes in reversing type 2 diabetes) of McMaster University, stated in her article published in the National Post that type 2 diabetes can be cured in less than four months through diet and exercise. Even as someone who almost died from diabetes, I too was able to reverse my condition. My own story was featured in WebMD Diabetes magazine in September of 2016 on page 19.  It is not uncommon for me to be invited to Diabetes and Endocrinology conferences to share my cure method with others in the field. If you are ready to reverse your prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, let’s get started. GO HERE.

What to expect:

  1. A menu plan created by a chef to facilitate weight loss
  2. Diabetic exercise created by an expert. It is part of the fitness program that reversed and cured my type 2 diabetes. It facilitates the burning off of sugar buildup inside the diabetic’s body.
  3. Vitamin therapy which supports the disease reversal of the pre-diabetic, the type 2 diabetic, and the overweight person.

You will also get:

  • Literature to educate the user
  • A menu cycle to follow each day, including when to eat
  • Which exercise to do each day and at what time
  • What supplements to take each day and at what time
  • FREE video tutorials to guide the user

Users who don’t want to exercise can use just the menu cycle. Best of all, as I said before, the best chance the diabetic has for reversing their diabetes is while they are managing their diabetes with their prescribed medications.