Type 2 diabetes affects nearly 29 million Americans, or just less than nine percent of the country's population, the Hartford Courant reports. It is also estimated by health officials that the disease will affect one out of three born in the U.S. after 2000. While the rate of people getting type 2 diabetes grows faster than the population, few are properly point the blame on the root cause not advocating proper treatment because they have failed to identify the root causes of type 2 diabetes.
"There are two types of diabetes. Type 1, usually diagnosed in children, results from the body's failure to produce insulin, a hormone that allows glucose to be taken up by muscles or converted to fat. Then there's Type 2, the most common form, in which your body doesn't use insulin properly and thus fails to keep blood sugar at normal levels. Just 5 percent of diabetes cases are Type 1. The remainder are Type 2 cases that typically develop over time, with lifestyle being a heavy contributor to the disease," the Hartford Courant explained.
The primary symptom of type 2 diabetes is a person's blood sugar levels rising to unhealthily high levels. The standard medical treatment for type 2 diabetes typically involves prescribing a patients a combination of drugs and/or insulin to lower and maintain lower blood sugar levels. But this approach is entirely wrong, says Dr. Joseph Mercola, a practicing general physician in Illinois who also publishes a widely read health newsletter.
"And, not only are conventionally-trained doctors wrong about the cause of the disease, but they continue to pass along seriously flawed nutritional information as well, which allows the disease to increase to epidemic proportions," Dr. Mercola states about how most physicians treat type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Mercola notes the primary cause of type 2 diabetes is the excessive consumption of processed fructose sugar (including commonly used form of sugar, high fructose corn syrup), and noted, "The average American consumes one-third of a pound of sugar per day, half of which is processed fructose, which is the most damaging of all. The majority of all this sugar is hidden in processed foods and beverages, so to address obesity and/or diabetes, ridding your diet of processed fare is key for success."
While the point had not been reported by medical experts often cited by the media, Dr. Mercola reported that type 2 diabetes is a condition that can be reversed.
"CNN reports what some of us have known for a long time now -- by making changes such as adding exercise and improving their diets, many type 2 diabetics can drop their glucose or sugar numbers back to the normal range, reversing their condition," Dr. Mercola reported via his widely read health newsletter.
Mercola points out clearly what he sees wrong with conventional treatment of type 2 diabetes, "This is why the medical community's approach to its treatment is not getting anywhere. Treating type 2 diabetes with insulin is actually one of the worst things you can do."
Dr. Mercola advises that changes in diet and getting sufficient exercise are the solutions to the insulin resistance that is the root cause of type 2 diabetes and the drugs often prescribed will not reverse type 2 diabetes.
"To summarize, type 2 diabetes is a fully preventable, reversible condition that arises from faulty leptin signaling and insulin resistance. Therefore, diabetes can be controlled or reversed by recovering your insulin and leptin sensitivities. The only known way to reestablish proper leptin and insulin signaling is through a proper diet and exercise. There is NO drug that can currently accomplish this, and I doubt if one will ever exist in the lifetime of anyone reading this," Mercola states.
The common treatment of type 2 diabetes with insulin shots is not the answer, Dr. Mercola says, who points out, "Contrary to popular belief, treating type 2 diabetes with insulin is actually one of the worst things you can do, as it only exacerbates the underlying problem."
Another factor contributing to the cause of type 2 diabetes may be a deficiency in vitamin A, the Inquisitr reported last month.
"Although a healthy diet, regular exercise, and medication are often used to treat type 2 diabetes, a new study published by the Journal of Biological Chemistry has found a potential link between vitamin A deficiency and the onset of type 2 diabetes, theInquisitr reported.
Image from Mercola.com.