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World Facing Diabetes Catastrophe

This information hits close to home as my dad has diabetes, and most of my paternal relatives died from diabetes. About five years ago I read D'Adamo's book "Eat Right for Your Type," and since I am blood type A I decided to stop running after more than 30 years and try walking as he suggested, in addition to restricting fats and meats and increasing my carb content.

The changes resulted in an unmitigated disaster, and my blood sugar slowly crept up into the full-blown diabetic range. So needless to say, I don't think too much of his program that in no way, shape or form addresses the important insulin issues. Fortunately, things got better once I resumed my more intense exercise program and stopped the grains.

More than 300 million people worldwide are at risk of developing diabetes, and the disease's economic impact in some hard-hit countries could be higher than that of the AIDS pandemic.

According to the Diabetes Atlas report, total direct health care spending on the disease worldwide is currently over $150 billion and will be between $213 billion and $396 billion by 2025, if predictions are correct that the number of people with diabetes will rise to 333 million by 2025, up from 194 million.

Part of the problem is that the diagnosis of diabetes is obscured. Fortunately, the "experts" have relented and recently came up with a new term, "pre-diabetes", for those with fasting blood sugars from 110 to 125. So we don't have to wait until the horse is out of the barn to warn someone they have diabetes.

Clinically I think they are still off the boat. There is NO WAY a healthy person should have a triple digit fasting blood sugar. It is obvious beyond belief that any blood sugar over 99 is pathologic. For optimum health I think it should actually be under 90.

Last year the Cleveland Clinic of Preventive Cardiology published data that showed fasting blood sugars over 90 more than tripled one's risk of developing heart disease.

Fortunately, a low-grain diet easily treats the vast majority of type 2 diabetes as I discuss in my new book. Exercise is the other critical factor in controlling diabetes.

It has been my observation that the emotional challenges most people have prevent them from optimally implementing the diet and exercise program. I have used EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to successfully help thousands incorporate these healthy disciplines into their lifestyle.

You can download my free 25-page EFT manual for more information.

Reuters August 25, 2003

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