According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 24 million Americans have DM, and about 6 millions of them are not aware that they are diabetics. By the time when they are diagnosed with DM for abnormal blood glucose tests, they have likely had other ongoing pathological changes inside their bodies such as cataracts, retinopathy, arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis, hypertension, coronary heart disease and stroke, arthritis and fibromyalgia (fibromyositis), cancer(s), even neurodegenerative changes such as Alzheimer’s disease, just to name a few.
DM only represents a stage of a disease, daily repeated hyperglycemia, when about 50% of the pancreatic beta cells are destroyed by inflammation, which is a result of excessive consumption of carbohydrates. The pathological changes are progressive and accumulative, unless the individual mindfully reduces the consumption of carbohydrates. Thus, simply waiting for a diagnosis with DM has no value in preventive medicine, is passive and unacceptable.
For preventing and managing DM, I need your help by doing the followings. Please view my videos and understand why DM is not necessarily a genetic disease. Visit your group(s) frequently or join them at Talk Medical, The Diabetic Challenge, and Onco'Zone. Also follow my weekly blogs at “What’s New, Doc?” Lastly, please forward my message to your family members and friends on your network.
Let us join together in removing DM and many other diseases from our life! Thank you.
Robert Su, Pharm.B., M.D.
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