Years ago, what is now known as Type 2 diabetes used to be referred to as “adult onset diabetes”. The reason being is that this insulin resistant disease mainly occurred, well, in adults. Today, there are many young obese youngsters and therefore, the distinction to the disease needed to cover a larger (no pun intended) demographic. The sad thing is that according to some research I recently read, 80% of type 2 diabetes can be avoided! WOW!!!
So here we are having to change the criteria needed to categorize a group of people instead of encouraging a greater need to help adults and more importantly, obese young people that there is a very serious issue here – one that can be handled not via medication but by exercise and proper eating habits. This is very concerning that children and adults will possibly suffer needlessly with heart disease, neuropathy, Alzheimers, skin conditions, kidney problems and more. So here’s a simple solution if you are one who suffers from type 2 diabetes: get off your ass, get moving, put down the donut, make a conscious and concerted effort to improve your health and do whatever you need to do to overcome the potential results of what this disease can do to you. The greatest opportunity you have lies within you.