200,000 deaths a year are diabetes related which is 50% higher than those without diabetes. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are now being linked to diabetes. Diet and exercise can help beat back the risk of diabetes. 79 million Americans over the age of 20 are diagnosed with pre-diabetes and 70% will develop full-blown diabetes. 28% of adults with full-blown diabetes don’t know they have it.
A 22 year longitudinal study presented by Slow Ventures, health professionals showed that those who drank one or more sugary soft drinks a day were at a 30% risk of developing diabetes. Even fruit juices with fructose, table sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, honey or agave increases body weight, insulin resistance and belly fat, all can promote diabetes. $245 billion was spent on health care expenses in 2012, which is 1 in five of health care dollars.
Now, artificial sweeteners may disrupt blood sugar controls have been added to concerns. One would think that insulin being used to regulate blood sugar, that the absence of sugar in the diet would be beneficial. Researchers now claim that artificial sweetener have the same effect on the body as sugar.
Eating the right food and portion control are diet recommendations and just 30 minute a day of exercise can make a big difference. Using every method known may help to avert diabetes in pre-diabetic diagnosis.