BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCES
* Diabetes Type II * Hypoglycemia * Syndrome X
There are two tragedies associated with adult onset diabetes today. The first is that by the time a person has been diagnosed with this condition, they've most likely already had it several years or longer. Extensive damage to the nervous and circulatory systems and even their vision may have already occurred.
The second tragedy is that diabetes is striking baby boomers with a vengeance. About six percent of our population presently has diabetes. Many experts believe that percentage will increase significantly as the boomers enter their fifties and sixties. They say that diet and nutrition will be crucial to helping persons with diabetes maintain their health and reduce their risk of complications. The prevalence of diabetes is increasing four to five percent annually with an estimated 40 to 50 percent of people over 65 years of age at most risk. These estimate were further confirmed by a study in the November 2001 issue of Diabetes Care. The number of Americans with diagnosed diabetes is expected to increase 165 percent over the next 50 years, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a report in USA Today.
Even if diabetes isn't a concern many other individuals - perhaps a quarter of the adult population will experience a related condition called Syndrome X. This is a sinister sounding term for a cluster of conditions that when occurring together indicate a predisposition to diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and other common deadly diseases. The term was first coined by a group of researchers at Stanford University to describe a cluster of disease-causing symptoms, including high blood pressure, high triglycerides, decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) (the "good" cholesterol), insulin resistance, and obesity, which tend to appear together in some individuals and increase their risk for diabetes and heart disease and, possibly, cancer as well as many other disease processes.
In fact, Type II Diabetes and Syndrome X have much in common. Both are very complex conditions where insulin deficiency is not the problem. Rather, the problem is the body's resistance to insulin. The body may be producing plenty of insulin, but the hormone isn't being metabolized for optimal use. This condition is known as peripheral insulin resistance. It is difficult to treat, even with the best medical drugs. Clearly, the underlying theme of effective diabetes treatment is that for most adult cases of diabetes, front line therapy should consist of improved diet with a reduction in carbohydrates and an increase in healthy fats, exercise, and for additional help, the inclusion of whole food nutritional products.
People with blood sugar imbalances should do very well following the Maker's Diet. One should choose more high protein and low carbohydrate foods until blood sugar levels are under control. The consumption of healthy fats and proteins along with low glycemic carbohydrates should lead to tremendous improvements in health and far better insulin sensitivity.
Recommended Health Supplements:
Perfect Food Super Green Food
Follow the Maker's Diet