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Diabetes Facts & Symptoms

According to the American Diabetes Association in 2007 :     (yes I am linking to “that” site… )

Total: 23.6 million in the United States—7.8% of the population—have diabetes.

Diagnosed: 17.9 million people

Undiagnosed: 5.7 million people

Pre-diabetes: 57 million people

…so if we do some basic math, Voila!!   approximately 81 million people in the US are either Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic.

The numbers above are based on an estimated 307 million people… in the United States.

THINK ABOUT that for a minute… one out of every four people you meet on the street is diabetic or pre-diabetic….

Each and everyone of them has an urgent need for this MEAL PLAN… meal planning for diabetics is critical. Sadly, many people are following the wrong diabetes diet information… and the result is diabetic complication … such as neuropathy, organ damage, amputation and pre-mature death.

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World Wide… an estimated 170 million people had diabetes in 2000…. there are so many people that need to hear this message…

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A Short List of Diabetic Symptoms

polyuria – frequent urination

polydipsia – increased thirst – (drink water or sugar free drinks)

polyphagia – increased hunger – (eat low carb, sugar free foods)

rapid vision change – typically blurred vision

nausea / vomiting

* If you experience these symptoms, you should have your blood glucose checked. I experienced all five of these symptoms … for several weeks before being taken to the hospital… it was almost too late.

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5 thoughts on “Diabetes Facts & Symptoms”

  1. I was going to leave a long complicated question regarding your opinion on the term “diabetes cure” but as I typed it all out, I decided I’ll email it to you instead, because I don’t want to go off topic too much. You’re an example to all, and I hope you spread your message to all 81 million.

    Count me in as one of the pre-diabetics – but my tests from the doctor now read normal, and I guess the short question is, I’m I still considered pre-diabetic? Is the damage done? Just curious on your thoughts about this.

  2. Tiffany, Thank you as always for your comment. To answer your question, you would need to take another blood glucose test to know for sure. I can tell you that no “confirmed” diabetic has ever been “cured”.

    Some claim they have been … but tn truth they are not cured. They, like me must “treat” daily. For example, I have normal BG… but I am not cured. If I ate too many carb grams, my BG would quickly soar into Diabetic ranges. So I must “treat” myself daily to remain “normal”…but it’s a blessing to me so I am NOT complaining.

    Since you have “treated” yours so early, it’s possible your body can repair/heal itself…but there is only one way to know for sure. This was a great question and gave me yet another idea for a post. Thanks!! :)

  3. Michelle Trevino

    I must admit that I disagree about the whole “cure” thing. IMHO, I do believe you can be cured from diabetes because it’s simply a response to eating improperly to begin with. Some people eat the same carbohydrates and may have asthma, Crohn’s, Alzheimer’s, allergies, arthritis, inflammation, IBS, cancer or whatever ailment. Once they cut those things out of their diet, their symptoms are reversed. I would say everyone has problems eating carbohydrates at some point in their life because of type and/or amount.

    It’s like this: Let’s say someone jumps off a building, lands on their arm and breaks it. Before it is healed, they do it again. They continue to do this for years. Would you say that they have “broken arm disease” and there is no cure for it? Well, I would say they need to stop jumping off that building. ;)

    So I think if people get diabetes from eating things they were never meant to eat and their ancestors never ate, they would no longer be diabetic if they stopped eating those types of food. Diabetes is not a “thing” but a label used to classify a collection of symptoms experienced from eating improperly. In fact, no two diabetics are alike in how they respond to carbohydrates.

    Now that’s for Type 2. I think Type 1 can be helped by the diet, but unfortunately, they had a much stronger reaction to eating the wrong foods after they were born and may not recover from it. Very unfortunate.

  4. Hey, disagreement is good! Otherwise…it gets a little boring! We agree on the “big” issues. :)

    I feel more comfortable telling people that I successfully treat my T2 Diabetes with diet & exercise. For a Diabetic to be cured IMHO… they need to process glucose efficiently. The way that is tested today, is to take an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test with 75g of glucose, about 1/4 a cup of honey… I feel pretty sure that my BG would not be “normal” after consuming that much glucose.

  5. Michelle Trevino

    I guess what I’m thinking is that I’m not sure anyone processes carbohydrates efficiently or correctly. We just have different problems from it based on the type/amount that we eat. Let’s face it. Drinking a glass of glucose on an empty stomach is not exactly paleo. You can’t blame me if I don’t process it well. ;)

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