Condition PLUMMETS life expectancy (Let’s turn the tide together)

There’s a certain health condition that affects millions of people around the world…

Its prevalence is so HIGH, that it has been declared an epidemic.

This disease sabotages not only your overall health, but also your longevity.

In fact, a recent report suggests that for each additional decade you suffer from it…

Your life expectancy could PLUMMET by 3.5 years.

Don’t be put in an early grave

I have dedicated my life to helping people manage their diabetes.

Whether you suffer from Type 1 or Type 2, I have always felt the disease is among one of the worst conditions.

Of course, Type 1 is caused by an autoimmune reaction within the body, which isn’t always within one’s control. But in the case of Type 2 diabetes, I won’t stop preaching until people realize THEY have the power to change the course of their health journey.

After all, this disease erodes your body slowly but surely over time—often without realization. It affects every organ system and can lead stroke, heart attack, amputation, and blindness, to name a few.

Plus, according to a large new study, it could put you in an early grave.

Researchers analyzed data from 97 long-term, prospective cohorts that included 1.5 million subjects.

It turns out, participants who were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 30 died 14 years earlier than peers without the disease. And among those diagnosed at age 50, their life expectancy lessened by six years.

Those are some pretty sobering numbers!

And it’s especially dire when you consider Type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed at younger and younger ages.

Protective (and effective) lifestyle choices

People with Type 2 diabetes tend to have higher body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, and lipid (cholesterol) levels. And, yes—these are risk factors for premature death.

Not to mention, the longer you have a chronic illness, the higher the likelihood it will do more damage to your body.

The good news is, Type 2 diabetes can be well-managed—if not REVERSED or PREVENTED completely—through lifestyle interventions, such as diet and exercise.

Of course—no surprise here—the doctors who commented on this new study called for more aggressive treatment, as in drugs. But what about lifestyle interventions? That should be first and foremost!

Educating people on how to manage their dietary choices and adopt a healthy exercise regimen will be far more beneficial for managing their Type 2 diabetes—and their overall health.

As always, I recommend a high-fat, low-carb eating plan full of fresh, whole foods—like a Mediterranean-style diet. Focus on lean protein (grass-fed and -finished meat, organic poultry, wild-caught fish and seafood), fresh produce, eggs, nuts, and seeds. (Check out my A-List Diet for more insight.)

In addition, move your body as much as possible. I suggest aiming for at least 150 minutes of activity each week, which boils down to about 20 minutes each day. Remember, walking and light housework count toward that goal.

And one last thing before I go…

I believe primary care doctors should play a proactive role in this. I personally monitor all of my patient’s hemoglobin A1C (HgbA1C) levels, which is the best indicator of long-term blood sugar disturbances.

I also monitor insulin levels, which can predict blood sugar problems even before A1C elevates. So, don’t let these blood tests fall by the wayside during your next bloodwork panel!

P.S. To learn more ways to help prevent, if not reverse, type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome, check out my Metabolic Repair Protocol. Click here now!


“Alert! A Decade of Type 2 Diabetes Shortens Life by 3.5 Years.” Medscape, 10/12/2023. (