Today is World Diabetes Day – A good time to spread some awareness about an illness that has blown out of proportion, an illness that has sky-rocket!
An illness that kills!
According to Harvard School of Public health, more than 24 million Americans have diabetes!
In 2007, diabetes cost an estimated $116 billion in excess medical spending – not to forget the terrible effects and consequences it has on the people who suffer the disease.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness and kidney failure among adults. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in USA, causing 70.000 deaths each year! But,
The good news are that diabetes 2 is preventable – according to the article Simple Steps to Preventing Diabetes from Harvard School of Public Health, 9 out of 10 cases could be avoided by life style changes such as:
- By loosing weight and keeping weight under control
- by exercising more – lack of exercise is as dangerous as smoking
- by eating a healthy diet
- stop smoking
I would like to share a documentary with you that shows just how effective lifestyle changes can be! This is the trailer
And here is the full version
Documentary cures for diabetes – see for yourself