Type 2 Diabetes
We have been involved in getting patients off their medications by reversing their Insulin resistance and re-initializing Insulin sensitivity for over 30 years now. We deal with mostly the adult population; however, we have also dealt with the under 18 highly obese population, which is because parents have become more aware of Obesity related diseases and so consult with us for their children’s well being.
Type 2 diabetes is an issue that if not taken VERY seriously will sink us (mother India) as a country. So what is leading people to this problem? Refined Carbohydrates are the answer. India, home to the largest population of children, also bears the heaviest burden of childhood morbidity in the world. India is known as one of the global diabetes epicentres of the global diabetes epidemic. The vast number of adults living with diabetes in the country means that most attention is focused on them and on type 2 diabetes.
So what is leading people to this problem? Refined Carbohydrates are the answer. There is a very simple chart called the Glycemic Index (GI) that is from 0 to 100 which measures how fast a carbohydrate gets digests and turns to blood sugar. High levels of blood sugar (hyperglycemia), is life-threatening and thus can cause your body to secrete too much Insulin from the beta cells in the panaceas. And this over time, leads to Insulin-resistance.
Insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic levels in the metro cities; at the same level of concern is high blood pressure (hypertension). Both of these conditions are related to obesity which is also at epidemic levels in the metro cities. Few Diabetologists have also pointed out that the fastest growing group is the under 15’s (our children)! November 14 is not only children’s day but also World Diabetes Day and the 2 topics need more attention than ever. The main causality for the increase in young children in developing diabetes in this day and age is sugar-filled drinks, although there are many contributory factors too. The prevalence of diabetes is predicted to double globally from 171 million in 2000 to 366 million in 2030. However, the maximum increase will be in India. India is facing an epidemic of diabetes. At present, confirmed diabetes patients in India are 67 million, with another 30 million in the pre-diabetes group. By 2030, India will have the largest number of patients in the world.
Diabetes is not only a blood sugar problem, but brings along other complications as well,” warns Dr. Arun Bal, diabetic surgeon. It is predicted that by 2030 diabetes may afflict up to 79.4 million individuals in India; this will have a dramatic effect on the GDP of India.
Dr. V Sekar, chief consultant at the Coimbatore Diabetes Foundation, says every month they get around 10 to 15 fresh cases of diabetic children below 15 years. Is “Bariatric surgery” the answer? NO, it is NOT!
We have done a lot of research into Bariatric surgery in the UK and have noticed malabsorption syndrome in the patients’ undergone bariatric surgery. So what we do here at Dr Howard’s Way Diet, is provide A SAFE AND A LONG TERM SOLUTION. We have seen many clients who have done Bariatric surgery and despite this, they are still VERY obese and had stopped losing weight despite having very expensive surgery and in some cases, they have gained more weight. The bottom line here is that Bariatric surgery is NOT the solution and it will destroy your health in the long term!