Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:29 AM
xchrom (100,342 posts)
Diabetes Rates Soar in U.S. as 18 States See Cases Double
The number of people living with diabetes is soaring in the U.S., as 18 states had at least a doubling in those with the illness since 1995, a government survey found.
Diabetics made up 6 percent or more of the population in all 50 states in 2010, an increase from just three states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in 1995, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rates are increasing in tandem with obesity, which has reached epidemic proportions as physical activity levels plunge and daily calorie counts soar, according to the CDC.
The findings have health and economic implications as the number of Americans with diabetes is expected to continue climbing unless effective prevention and treatment efforts are established, Ann Albright, director of the CDCís division of diabetes translation, said. Diabetes costs topped $174 billion in 2007, the most recent numbers available, with about $1 of every $10 spent on health care going toward the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association.
ďItís potentially a big problem, and itís a problem that is going to increase,Ē said Adrian Vella, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who studies the development of prediabetes. ďThe longer that people live the more likely they are to have diabetes. And the longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to have complications from it.Ē
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Diabetes Rates Soar in U.S. as 18 States See Cases Double (Original post)
Response to xchrom (Original post)
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:17 AM
sense (1,134 posts)
1. Herein lies the problem:
"The findings have health and economic implications as the number of Americans with diabetes is expected to continue climbing unless effective prevention and treatment efforts are established, Ann Albright, director of the CDCís division of diabetes translation, said."
The prevention and treatment efforts have not been effective and are exactly the opposite of what the ptb should be promoting. What they have touted as a healthy diet for the last 30 years is exactly why we are seeing this epidemic.
Here's a video from a Swedish doctor that explains the grand experiment:
I'm sure I can predict the names of the posters who will be along shortly to poo, poo this, as it's always the same ones..... only they usually call it woo, woo, in their lame attempt to earn their keep.
I cured my type II diabetes by doing the opposite of what my doctors told me to do. Thousands have done the same. I gave up processed foods (middle aisles of the grocery store), grains and sugar.
Response to sense (Reply #1)
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:36 AM
grasswire (39,493 posts)
2. it's very hard to give up grains
I eat limited carbs. But I have a very hard time giving up the approximate two pieces of quality whole grain bread I eat a day. I often have half a sandwich for lunch and a piece of toast at some other time of the day with peanut butter or cheese. Not hard to go without sweets, definitely not hard to go without processed foods, but those two pieces of bread are hard.
Response to grasswire (Reply #2)
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:40 AM
sense (1,134 posts)
3. I absolutely agree.
What I have found is that as long as I'm able to completely give up grains I do not crave them and do very well. When I give in, on occasion, then I have a very difficult time for several days with cravings. It can be very hard to resist eating those things that I really used to enjoy, but I find that I if I just completely stay away from then I do better. Plus, another good thing is that I find I don't have to worry at all about calories if I'm not eating all of those filler foods. When I start to think I want something that I know would set me up for cravings I just remind myself that I can eat all I want of any of my normal choices and that's usually enough to convince myself to stay on the healthier path. I'm not perfect and do stumble... but so far I've always managed to get back to healthy (for me) choices pretty quickly.
Response to grasswire (Reply #4)
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:11 PM
sense (1,134 posts)
5. Add bacon!
Contrary to all we've been told. Fat is good for us and also keeps us satiated so that we're not hungry for the the carbs that make us ill and fat.