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Diabetes: The Nation's Next Epidemic? Diabetes Symptoms and Facts

Diabetes: The Nation's Next Epidemic? Diabetes Symptoms and
By Gabriel Killian

As of 2007 8% of America's population has been diagnosed with
diabetes. That equals out to 23.6 million people affected by
this disease that is quickly rivaling that of cancer, which used
to be American's number one disease concern. Ever wonder why it
is that America seems to be affected so brutally with this
disorder as opposed to other nations of the world? I know I
have, so I set out to do some research and find out exactly why
our Country seems to be so plagued with it. Just from 2005 to
2007 the total prevalence of diabetes in America increased
exponentially 13.5%!

Well, as most of you know who are reading this article diabetes
number one cause is diet (hence the name). Now, let's take a
look at the typical American diet; It's chalked full of fast
food, highly preserved foods, starch, sugar and soda pop. All of
this equaling to a diet void of nutrients and high in empty
starchy, sugary calories. Not making for a good fight against a
diabetic disorder. As opposed to some other Nations such as
people who live in the tropics or different parts of Asia whose
diets consist of what the native land has to offer such as
boundless fruits and vegetables; coupled with soy and rice which
lacks gluten (starch). It seems like the prices of produce has
sky rocketed since the economy has taken a downturn these past
few years closely contesting the price of gold or oil. Did you
know that there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of
different types of melons that can be found in the rainforest?
We only have access to about 1-2% of that melon population here
in the U.S. There's even a melon that seems to possess
anti-aging properties which have now been harnessed in a beauty
tonic to battle facial wrinkles. Now think about what putting
such wonder foods in your body could do for it as opposed to
putting things in it that are one molecule away from plastic
(margarine, used in preserved foods and many fast foods).
Produce is packed full of amazing nutrients for your body such
as flavonoids, caratenoids, and bioflavanoids just to name a
few, and every fruit or vegetable has different combinations of
those 'wonder ingredients' which is what makes them all look and
taste differently. Now it makes sense why mother was always so
adamant about saying 'eat your vegetables bobby.'

Now that we have a little background into what causes diabetes
let's take a little closer look into some of the facts behind
the disease. Just thought it might be interesting to put a
different perspective on the dilemma in a blunt fashion, as most
are not that brash to just come right out and say so. There are
essentially four different main types of diabetes including;
gestational, pre-diabetes, and type-1 and type-2 diabetes;
type-2 being the most common. Since type-2 is the most common
let's take a look at some of the symptoms associated with this
version of the illness;
Increased thirst
Increased hunger (especially after eating)
Dry mouth
Frequent urination
Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel
Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
Blurred vision
Loss of consciousness (rare)

All of the named symptoms are due to levels of high blood

Here is the adverse side of the symptoms for low blood sugar;
Extreme hunger.
Feeling nervous or jittery.
Cold, clammy, wet skin and/or excessive sweating not caused by
A rapid heartbeat (tachycardia).
Numbness or tingling of the fingertips or lips.

If any of these symptoms seem relevant and you have not been
checked out or diagnosed with the illness it is recommended that
you set an appointment with your primary care physician to get
some tests run.

The treatments that are available for diabetes include some of
the following;
Insulin treatment-normally injected with a hypodermic
oral diabetic medications-There are several prescription drug
Alternative medicine-biofeedback, acupuncture, and much more.
in severe cases transplants- islet cell and pancreas

Lastly, here are some important diabetic facts you should know;

-At least 171 million people worldwide are affected by
diabetes, and this number is estimated to double by 2030.
-Six deaths every minute are attributed to complications of
diabetes; that equals out to 3.2 million deaths a year!
-Recent studies in China, Canada, USA and several European
countries have shown that feasible lifestyle interventions can
prevent the onset of diabetes in people who are determined to be
at high risk.

*Perhaps the most important of all the information that has
been provided here is the latter statement of what can help to
prevent the complete onset of diabetes in individuals who have
been pre-determined to be at risk for the illness.

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