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Type 2 Diabetes Rate Doubles

Reader Bud sends along this link. Some highlights:

The rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the last 10 years, with the highest levels in the South, the government said Thursday in its first state-by-state review of new diagnoses. […]

About 90 percent of the cases are Type 2 diabetes, the form linked to obesity. The findings echo geographic trends seen with obesity and physical inactivity, which are also tied to heart disease. Southern states rank worst in those measures, too. […]

More than 23 million Americans have diabetes. The number is growing quickly. About 1.6 million new cases were diagnosed in people 20 or older last year, according to the CDC. […]

The annual rate of new diabetes cases rose from about 5 per 1,000 in the mid-1990s to 9 per 1,000 in the mid-2000s […]

Now stop and think about this. What has been the single most common diet drone over the last 10-20 years? Low fat, low fat, and more low fat. Low fat products line the shelves, the fat calories replaced with high fructose corn syrup and other carbohydrate, and as you look around you it's becoming just ridiculous how many grossly obese people there are…many thinking they're still eating too much fat.

And not to get too political, especially now (can we please get this election over with?), but some of you want universal health care? You want to pay for this? Are you insane? Can't you see where this is headed?

And how unnecessary. Everything anyone needs to cure and eliminate their Type 2 diabetes is right here on this blog, and other blogs. Plenty of them. It can be done in a matter of weeks, even if you want to eat only plants.

And yet, "the authorities" wax on about what a mystery this all is. Guess they'll just need to pick your pockets for more millions, for more useless studies in the forever vain attempt to confirm the fantastical falsehood that this has anything to do with saturated fat. It doesn't, and anyone who's taken a hard, honest look at it ought to know good and damn well it doesn't.

Carbohydrate drives insulin drives fat storage (Taubes). Eventually your insulin receptors get tired from overuse, you get resistant, it takes more and more to shunt toxic glucose (carbs) away from your muscle tissues by storing it in fat cells, and voila, you're a Type 2 diabetic. How do you reverse it? You knock out the grains, sugar, and all the derivative junk products that bulk out the center isles of the supermarket. You eat meat of any kind in any amount, its fat in any amount, vegetables smothered in butter, fruit bathed in heavy cream, and some nuts if you like. Within a few months you'll have lost tons of weight if you were fat, and as those fat stores diminish you'll gradually notice a profound change in your appetite and eating habits. You quit thinking about food all the time, and you're almost never very hungry, and even if you are, you'll find you can easily go hours and hours without eating, cause you're busy doing something more important.

The report only asked about diagnosed diabetes. Because an estimated 1 in 4 diabetics have not been diagnosed, the findings probably underestimate the problem, Liese said.

The underestimates may be particularly bad in the rural South and other areas where patients have trouble getting health care, she noted.

They wouldn't need such health care in the first place, but for the "health" authorities who've assured them for years that they need to cut the fat. And, of course, this was an opening for all the purveyors of the processed crap in your local supermarket.

The government-industry low-fat juggernaut is literally killing people.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

2 Comments

  1. Keith Norris on October 31, 2008 at 03:02

    I've argued this same point to anyone who would listen. I sure as hell don't want to — nor, as a Libertarian, do I think it's in any stretch of the imagination "constitutional under the General Welfare clause" (an argument I've come against) — to pay for some one else's self-imposed negligence. The other Orwellian nightmare to come of universal healthcare would be the government's insistence on mandating adherence (through tax incentives and levies) to, among other brilliant, "mainstream" ideas ("everyone" knows fat is bad!), the &^$#* "food pyramid". Nightmare indeed!

  2. WJ on November 22, 2008 at 12:28

    Good article! This came along timely as weI just learned, unfortunately and with a heavy heart, that one of our relatives has Type 2. It's not something easy for us to talk about, especially since we live so far away now. I find the information helps us both understand the problem and be supportive!

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