Health & Wellness

A Quick Fact Sheet on Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that results from the increase of blood glucose levels to higher than normal conditions. The most common form of the disease is Type 2 diabetes, wherein the body does not produce insulin properly.

Here are some facts about Type 2 diabetes as published in the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report:

  • Over 29 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes from the previous high of 26 million in 2010.
  • Approximately 86 million adults suffer from prediabetes, which results from the higher-than-normal production of blood sugar levels. Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15 to 30 percent of people with prediabetes may suffer from Type 2 diabetes within five years.
  • About 1.7 million people more than 20 years old were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2012.
  • Roughly 208,000 people less than 20 years old have been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) in the same year.
  • In 2012, diabetes and complications associated with it cost the United States $245 billion in total medical costs and lost work and wages, up from $174 billion in 2007.

Treatment

In any diabetes treatment, the aim is to maintain a normal blood sugar level. Diabetics need to have an understanding of how food and physical activity can affect their blood sugar level. The key in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes is changing the diet and lifestyle of the patient. This can help control diabetes without needing additional treatment.

In the long run, however, patients with Type 2 Diabetes may need treatment with tablets while others will need to inject insulin. They may also need medicines for reducing the risk of possible complications. For instance, some patients take pills for reducing blood pressure and others take statins to lower their cholesterol level.

 

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  1. Sheila Bridgewater

    My husband was diagnosed with diabetes 2 about 3 months ago. We immediately began using a food plan, and within 2 weeks his numbers went from the frightening 440, down to 100 !!! We added a brisk 1 mi. walk, and eliminated sugar, white flour and white rice, and upped our raw fresh veggies, nuts, and seeds. We switched to coconut, avocado, Hemp and Rice Bran oils, and minimized even their use. He is the picture of excellent health today at the age of 71. His energy is back up to normal, and his skin color is beautiful! We are SO thankful Sheryl Wann from Toronto, on her site http://bit.ly/23fYFCT told us about a book to cure diabetes! And THANKS to Sheryl Wann again!!!

  2. Jacqueline Woodard

    In June of 2015, it was discovered that I had type 2 diabetes. By the end of the month, I was given a prescription for Metformin. I stated the ADA diet and followed it completely for several weeks but was unable to get my blood sugar below 140. With no results to how for my hard work, I panicked and called my doctor. His response? Deal with it. I began to feel that something wasn’t right and do my own research. Then I found Rachel’s blog http://myhealthlives.com/i-finally-reversed-my-diabetes/ . I read it from cover to cover and I started the diet and by the next morning, my blood sugar was 100. Since then, I have a fasting reading between the mid 70s and 80s. My doctor was so surprised at the results that, the next week, he took me off the Metformin. I lost 30 pounds in the first month and lost more than 6 inches off my waist and I’m able to work out twice a day while still having lots of energy. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods

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