Diabetes By The Numbers

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It’s not a coincidence that as our obesity rates skyrocket, the diabetes outbreak has come along for the ride.


After all, diabetes is a disease of metabolism. If you have insulin resistance, a symptom of Metabolic Syndrome, you can develop Type II diabetes, which means your body is not responding adequately to the insulin released by the pancreas to stabilize your blood sugar levels.


Today, some 25.8 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes, representing about 1 in every 13 people. Of these, 7 million people with diabetes don’t even know they have it.


Combine this with some 80 million people suffering from prediabetes, and the numbers start to mirror the obesity epidemic.


Unsurprisingly, people who suffer from diabetes run many of the same risks as those with Metabolic Syndrome: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, along with other unpleasant side effects like neuropathic pain and even limb amputation.


According to the International Diabetes Federation, 350 million people suffer from this condition globally, which is expected to more than double by 2030.


While conventional medicine and traditional nutritional recommendations for preventing and overcoming diabetes are only slowly coming on board, millions are transforming their problems through a high fat, low carb diet like we teach in our clinics. Our next one is Dinner With The Docs on March 28, where we will answer your questions on diabetes and how chiropractic care can truly help.