Type II Diabetes has become an epidemic in the United States.
According to the CDC, several approaches to “cure” Diabetes are currently under investigation:
- Pancreas transplantation
- Islet cell transplantation (islet cells produce insulin)
- Artificial pancreas development
- Genetic manipulation (intended for Type 1 Diabetes sufferers)
These are very, very extreme remedies that are not yet viable options. But Type II Diabetes is 100% preventable. So no, you are not, at all, doomed to develop it.
What is Type II Diabetes?
Diabetes is a very extreme and dangerous scenario for your body.
If you have Type II Diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
– American Diabetes Association
The pancreas is working overtime to try to produce enough insulin to regulate the high amounts sugar in your blood (also called hyperglycemia). A pancreas that works overtime all the time is not sustainable.
Right now, a third of the American population is diabetic. Even children are becoming diabetic. In the U.S., 60% of people are greatly overweight and on their way to developing this disease.
Why is this happening?
When there are high amounts of sugar in your blood, your pancreas works overtime trying to produce enough insulin to regulate it. A pancreas that works overtime all the time is not sustainable.
Essentially, we have been led to believe that the “food-like substances” we are putting into our bodies are safe to eat. Processed foods make up a large part of the American diet, and they are essentially devoid of nutrients, high in sugar, highly addicting, and are found everywhere. You actually have to work very hard to avoid eating foods that fall into this category.
When you eat crappy, you feel crappy. And when you feel crappy, you don’t want to do very much. Ta-da! We now have a cycle of poor eating and low physical activity that is very hard to break. And when you’re surrounded by poor options, and in a grocery store full of things telling you they’re healthy, it can feel impossible.
We can work together to re-learn the concept of food and begin a new, healthier cycle that puts you and your body in a positive place.
Regain your health and a much better quality of life with a few serious changes.