Health: A Second Opinion

Reverse Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

“We’ve seen strong and sustained increases in the incidence of diabetes since 1990, and they show no sign of slowing down,” says Linda S. Geiss, MA, chief of diabetes surveillance at the Centers for Disease Control. “It’s like a runaway train.”

Approximately 90 to 95 percent of the 24 million people with diabetes have Type 2, also known as noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Another 57 million–40 percent of Americans aged 40 to 70--are prediabetic, which means they have higher than normal blood sugar levels (though lower than diabetic levels).

Those figures aren’t promising for long-term health, since diabetes is a disease that has the ability to eat you alive, according to John B. Buse, MD, PhD, professor at the UNC School of Medicine. The leading cause of amputation, blindness, heart attack, kidney failure and stroke, this deadly disease also impacts gastrointestinal health, hearing, mental outlook, sexual function and sleep.

The good news is that, unlike Type 1, which is triggered by autoimmune disorders, genes or viruses, Type 2 diabetes “is an almost totally avoidable disease,” says Walter Willett, MD, MPH, at Harvard School of Public Health. “We estimate that more than 92 percent of the cases could be avoided by diet and lifestyle.”

The other good news is that most cases of Type 2 diabetes can even be reversed, and that all Type 1 cases are also helped by the same lifestyle changes.

Research on the subject will be explained and you will find the support you need at the free workshop, “Conquer the Blood Sugar Battle,” Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at Chiropractic Care, located at 4580 Highway 136, Trenton, Ga. 30752.

Seating is limited so please RSVP by calling (706) 657-4777 or emailing

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