Just like so many out there in our society, a very high percent of our clients first come into our clinics struggling with Type 2 diabetes. The radical increase in incidence of this condition, along with the very serious effects of it, are finally getting people to ASK about it. Informed people are finally trying to prevent it and even reversing it in many cases. The problem is that very few are informed!!!
A recent article appeared on a website called healthline.com entitled “Type 2 Diabetes Statistics and Facts”. It was written by Adrienne Santos-Longhurst and Medically Reviewed by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE on February 27, 2017.
The article shared many of the statistics associated with this condition. The numbers seem ridiculously high. It’s almost unbelievable that a typically preventable and/or reversible condition is allowed to persist and flourish like it is! Here are just a few snippets taken directly from the article. (Note: we added the bold and underlines)
Many risk factors for type 2 diabetes include lifestyle decisions that can be reduced or even cut out entirely with time and effort. Men are also at slightly higher risk of developing diabetes than women. This may be more associated with lifestyle factors, body weight, and where the weight is located (abdominally versus in the hip area) than with innate gender differences”.
Type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent but also largely preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in adults”.
Keeping a healthy weight is important. The Diabetes Prevention Program found that weight loss and increased physical activity reduced the chance of prediabetes turning into type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. For people 60 years or older, the reduction was 71 percent. For overweight people, losing five to seven percent of body weight through exercise and healthy eating could prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes”.
Wow! This is information coming from very reliable and “official” sources! Check out the article for yourself using the link below. Then watch for our next blog in which we will share a short video that very simply (literally in cartoon form!) describes what happens to create Type 2 Diabetes.
Here’s the article link: http://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/statistics#1
Until next time … NEVER SETTLE for an unhealthy weight or a condition that may very well be prevented or reversed!