The obesity/diabetes epidemic is growing daily…hourly. Here is a recent report, “Diabetes Doubles“.
The number of adults with diabetes worldwide has more than doubled since 1980, with almost 350 million now affected…
Think about that for a moment, the number of diabetics doubled in 30 years. That’s about the population of the United States.
Many people expect the rate of newly diagnosed diabetics to increase but let’s assume that the rate stays the same …. what if the number of diabetics doubled in 30 more years?
That would mean approximately 55 million diabetics in the US and 700 million world wide.
There are many costs associated with these numbers… here’s a post I wrote concerning ‘Cost of Diabetes‘. The cost is more than monetary numbers… there are ‘life costs’…. but just sticking to financial terms…
Medical care will indeed be rationed… ’we’ will have to divert resources to treat all those affected by the epidemic, who will have ‘high cholesterol’, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, arthritis and respiratory issues, etc. Resources that could be used for so many other projects…. or used to pay down deficits worldwide.
For us as a species to change this trend, we need to change what we are doing. We can not continue down this path and THRIVE. You think our budget constraints world wide are bad now? Wait until diabetes (and obesity, Alzheimer, Asthma etc ) wait until all of these diseases double…. there is NO way our quality of life as we know it will survive.
SO … obviously ‘we’ need to change what we are doing or things will stay the same.
For the past 30 – 40 years, a low fat, high fiber/ high carb meal plan has been pushed to peoples of the world.
Not including all the other ailments but just looking at diabetes…
High blood sugar levels and diabetes kill three million people across the world each year.
3 million die but that’s far from an accurate ‘total life cost’. In this post, “90% Failure” I discuss a report showing 90% of diabetics are FAILING to control their disease. This leads to cell damage which leads to organ damage… which leads to early death.
I call this the growing “Epidemic of Misery” … I believe it’s time we return to ‘eating real food’. Here’s a page concerning “How I eat“… here’s a post on the “drugs I took” and here’s a post on the “ailments then and now“. Imagine … 90% of 350 million diabetics is approximatly 315 MILLION PEOPLE who are being harmed daily…. :(
Since I began eating ‘real food’ and exercising ….. I have not been sick in 2+ years and I take -0- drugs of any kind.
Let’s Stop the Insanity … shall we?
Here is my Diabetes Warrior Info:
My Diabetes Meal Plan ( a true diabetes diet,not like most of those promoted by American Diabetes Association)