Making miracles happen

The American Diabetes Association always seems to consider it some sort of miracle when an individual can control their diabetes–or even reverse it–on their own, without Big Pharma’s “help.”  So, the outcome of this study was on par with something from Lourdes to them. (Even though you and I have known the truth for ages.)

Their new research showed that lifestyle improvements (i.e. eating better and exercising) work far better than drugs to prevent diabetes.

The study found that lifestyle intervention led to a 58 percent reduction in the development of diabetes. Metformin, on the other hand, only resulted in a 31 percent reduction.

Researchers also found that people who took action and actually did something about their blood sugar imbalances were much less likely to develop full-blown diabetes. In fact, their risk was a whopping 56 percent lower than people who never made any headway in controlling their blood sugar.

During her presentation, study investigator Leigh Perreault, MD, from the University of Colorado in Aurora, said: “This analysis draws attention to the significant long-term reduction in diabetes risk when someone with prediabetes returns to normoglycemia, supporting a shift in the standard of care to early and aggressive glucose-lowering treatment in patients at highest risk.”

Pretty cool stuff, right? Yet, it never made front page headlines. Heck it didn’t even make mainstream media.

For as much good as Dr. Oz has done (and regular readers know how I feel about him) to bring the conversation about health into focus, until we get more voices out there who are willing to report the truth and not be afraid of sponsors or advertisers, this very expensive epidemic will go on.

Why do we have a culture where we allow people to get sick first and then do something about it? When we can literally change lives–and save billions in health care cost–if we help people learn how to control their health before they get sick.

If Obamacare doesn’t sink our health care system as we know it, trying to afford the effects of our unhealthy lifestyles certainly will.