a fasting blood sugar level over 100mg/dl is considered a pre-diabetic condition. I didn’t realize how devastatingly close that is to 126mg/dl which is the diagnosis number for diabetes. I also didn’t know that numbers much lower than these are what start the process of illness in the body. That’s right, blood sugar levels determine what your risk is for heart disease, cancer, kidney and nerve damage as well as dementia and stroke.
Having a hard time losing weight? Do you feel like you are aging faster than you should be? The process of getting diabetes begins with insulin resistance. It has been said by many doctors that understand the process of blood sugar malfunctions in the body that it is the major cause of aging and death in the developed world.
Diabetes has to be one of the, if not THE, most preventable disease that is being talked about and managed today. Obesity and diabetes go hand in hand. Did you know that gaining just 11 to 16 pounds doubles your risk for getting type 2 diabetes? Gaining 17 to 24 pounds triples that risk! Now I ask you, if that is the case, why do we have soda machines in offices and schools throughout our country? Why do we promote liquid sugar drinks, liquid calories, that are instantly absorbed into the blood stream? Products such as soda, most juices, sports drinks, and the like along with refined carbohydrates like bread, rice, potatoes, pasta are the most consumed foods and beverages in this country.
We need to wake up and start making major changes in this country if we are going to live long and prosper. Otherwise, who will be caring for us as the year’s progress and we get sicker and sicker and sicker and sicker. And I have to ask myself what our quality of life will be like then? Do you really want to live in a body that is in constant pain and rotting from the inside out? Well, I guess in the big scheme of things, you won’t even know it because dementia will set in and you’ll be clueless? Right? Hummmm now that is something to ponder and something we won’t know until we get there.
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