The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has the following sober statistics on their web: http://main.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=diabetes_health_care_reform_now. The number of Americans with Diabetes is close to 24 million. Given that the US Census Bureau has our population estimated as 304,059,724 (as of July 2008) this comes to 7.8% of the population. That’s 2 out of every 25 people!!
The complications associated with diabetes include kidney failure, blindness, and limb amputation. The ADA estimates that TODAY…55 people will go blind, 120 people will enter dialysis for end stage kidney failure, and 230 people will undergo an amputation. Multiply this by 365 and you will get the number of people who will suffer these various fates each year.
The health care cost for diabetes in 2007 was estimated to be a staggering $174 billion dollars http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-statistics/cost-of-diabetes-in-us.jsp. Of this $116 billion were direct medical costs and $58 billion were indirect costs (lost work). In 2002 the total cost was $132 billion. This comes to about $8 billion per year from 2002 to 2007 in increased costs. The increase is due both to an increase in the number of diabetes patients as well as a general increase in the cost of healthcare. The value of lost productivity due to premature death related to diabetes is $26.9 billion.
What can you do to help, yourself & your family? Well, of course you can eat Organic Raw Food www.Rawfor30days.com exercise & take Natural Food Supplements. However, I would suggest a more aggressive and cheaper approach. Get your blood sugar checked each year or even better get a DNA test for yourself & those you love. A DNA Diabetes test for each person (only need one in your life time because your DNA does not change) (get it for all your children, parents & love ones). Stop eating so much junk food and cooked food. http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/634.html (A 9 min video about “Supersize Me”) it's a documentary on a man who ate nothing but fast food three times a day and had to quit because he was going to die. You need to take some responsibility for your own health.
Did you know that Congress passed a law to protect fast food companies so people could not sue them because the food made them obese?
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Does a diabetes disorder run in your family, what is your risk?
Your risk is determined by which chromosomes you have inherited from your parents.
Humans inherit 23 chromosomes from each of their parents for a total of 46 chromosomes. Of these, 44 are identical in men and women - these are called autosomes. The remaining two chromosomes are called sex chromosomes, which are designated X and Y.
Because of the way we inherit our chromosomes, we all have two copies of every gene that is contained on the autosomes. Depending on the combination of the genes we inherit, we end up with some traits that resemble our mother and others that resemble our father.
Each child inherits one gene from their father and one from their mother. 1 out of 4 children will be completely normal if and when both parents carry the mutant gene and 1 child will have both mutant genes. If only one parent carries the mutant gene, the chances of having the normal genes are even better and the chances of having the mutant genes decrease.
Sometimes, having just one mutant gene is enough to put you at risk for a disease. In the case above, 3 out of 4 children are at an increased risk when both parents carry the mutant gene. This is how diseases run in families. If someone in your family had a disease, there is a good chance that you may have a genetic predisposition for that same disease based on your inheritance.
DNA test are tools that allow anyone to understand and take the necessary steps towards a healthy future by targeting health issues that can be addressed by first knowing and then acting on your genetic predispositions.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and have a