I talk a lot about diabetes and all the risks that come with it. And I really do hope that you pay very close attention to the warnings I put out there. Because this is a seriously awful disease with major consequences… made all the worse by the fact that, in the case of type 2 diabetes at least, it’s almost entirely preventable.
So before you accuse me of beating a dead horse, I hope you’ll humor me first. Because I have some new information that you really need to hear.
By now, you’re probably well aware that diabetes comes at the price of a shortened life. Premature deaths related to the disease often trace back to cardiovascular problems.
But it’s not the only deadly side effect. Not by a long shot.
In fact, new research out of Spain drives home a stark reality. Namely, that diabetes kills in lots of ways — causing cancer, and a long list of other lethal diseases.
This was a pooled analysis of more than 55,000 randomly selected subjects, all between 35 and 79 years old. Researchers followed them for roughly a decade — reviewing medical records to evaluate health status and investigating official causes of death.
Just over 15 percent of the subjects had diabetes. In general, these patients were much older, with a higher BMI, blood pressure, triglyceride levels, and blood sugar levels than non-diabetics.
By study’s end, results showed a death rate of 3.9 percent among subjects without diabetes. And a death rate of just over 9 percent among the diabetic patients. That’s more than double.
More specifically, the research team noted a higher risk of early death from cancer among diabetics. (Including from liver, colorectal, and lung cancer.) As well as from other chronic diseases, like liver and kidney disease.
Of course, despite concrete evidence like this, getting the government to take any meaningful action against this epidemic has been a struggle, to say the least. People just don’t like to make hard choices when it comes to food.
And the simple fact is, reducing the consumption of sugar and simple carbohydrates would reduce diabetes. No one can or would argue with that. So if society can come around to a smoking ban, why can’t we accept a sugar ban, too?
I understand that this is a drastic proposal. But desperate times call for desperate measures. At the very least we could limit access to things like jumbo sodas and start taxing the heck out of what is, ultimately, the nation’s poison of choice.
Would it be enough? I don’t know. But it’s something. And yet, even these exceedingly practical attempts to derail the American addiction to sugar have met with obstacle after obstacle. Until eventually, efforts are abandoned altogether.
And at what cost? The diabetes epidemic has been growing steadily. And it will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Not only in the United States, but around the world.
We are going to lose a lot of people, and watch many more become very sick. Simply because we can’t say no to sugar; can’t ban large sugary drinks; and can’t face up to the fact that one of our most heavily subsidized industries is killing us. All so they can keep turning a profit.
As you know, I could go on and on. But instead, I’ll just take this opportunity to remind you that diabetes isn’t a life sentence. In fact, I’ve helped countless patients completely reverse this deadly disease – without dangerous drugs, and without starving themselves. And you can do the same thing. In fact, I’ve laid out each and every simple step I prescribe to my patients in my Complete Metabolic Repair protocol, which you can follow online, right from the comfort of your own home. You can learn more about it or enroll today by clicking here.
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with the same refrain I always do, in the hopes that, eventually, it will sink in the world over.