Type 2 Diabetes Now Affecting Children
Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and the statistics continue to grow with no change in site.
To make matters worse, type 2 diabetes is no longer a disease of older adults, but children and young adults as well.
In a July 2008 article published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, pediatric endocrinologist Joyce Lee, M.D. stated:
“Recent studies suggest that there have been dramatic increases in type 2 diabetes among individuals in their 20s and 30s, whereas it used to be that individuals developed type 2 diabetes in their late 50s or 60s…”
And data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet reported this startling new statistic:
Children Under 20 years of age:
- 215,000, or 0.26% of all people in this age group have diabetes
- About 1 in every 400 children and adolescents has diabetes
What is it in today’s society that is causing an increase in disease despite all the claims of western medicine superiority?
The answer to this question is the dividing line between the two distinct ideologies of thinking: Reductionist and Holistic.
It isn’t any coincidence that the multidimensional medical framework consists of the AMA, FDA, EPA, and WHO.
These groups together form the “Perfect Storm” of societal sickness.
The cause of any disease is not simple. Like a jigsaw puzzle, it takes many missing pieces in order for you to recognize the picture.
Puzzle of Health
The same is true with your health. Let’s put together a puzzle (one piece at a time) to illustrate how disease affects health.
If you eat/drink chemical-ridden processed foods (1 piece) and processed sugars (1 piece), you are not consuming whole natural fruits and vegetables (1 piece), you are drinking chemical-laced tap water (1 piece), you don’t exercise (1 piece)…
…you will experience poor digestion (1 piece), heartburn (1 piece), headaches, (1 piece), insomnia (1 piece)…
…which all leads to OTC painkillers (1 piece), OTC laxatives (1 piece), OTC sleep aids (1 piece)…
…and when these no longer work, you move on to prescription drugs for pain (1 piece), insomnia (1 piece), depression (1 piece), anxiety (1 piece)…
…and then drugs for high blood pressure (1 piece), high cholesterol (1 piece), and on and on….until it happens…
Chronic Nutritional Deficiencies…which lead to Disease!
How long do you think it takes until the “picture of you” is unrecognizable?
Diabetes Has Reached Epidemic Proportions
So type 2 diabetes is on the rise. In The New England Journal of Medicine, Robert Steinbrook, M.D. stated:
“The diabetes epidemic in the United States continues unabated, with a staggering toll in acute and chronic complications, disability, and death.”
“The primary culprits are poor glycemic control over the long term and other major risk factors, such as hypertension, cigarette smoking, obesity, and elevated levels of cholesterol or blood lipids.”
People with type 2 diabetes suffer from multiple nutritional deficiencies. However, I’d like to bring to your attention a vitamin that continues to be overlooked.
And that vitamin is biotin!
Research has shown that those with type 2 diabetes often have low levels of biotin. This is a significant finding because biotin appears to be involved in the synthesis and release of insulin.
In other words, when there is a biotin deficiency, glucose utilization is impaired. This suggests that biotin may improve blood sugar control.
The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry published a study on the pharmacological effects of biotin that found that patients with type 2 diabetes had high blood glucose levels that corresponded to lower biotin levels, whereas the non-diabetic control subjects had lower fasting blood glucose levels that corresponded to higher blood biotin levels.
In order to see if an association existed, the patients with type 2 diabetes were given a supplement containing 9,000 mcg/day of biotin for one month.
The results were significant.
After one month, their fasting blood glucose levels decreased by an average of 45%!
A study done in 2006 found that biotin may also have an effect on lowering triglyceride levels in both the diabetes group and the control group.
“We conclude that pharmacological doses of biotin decrease hypertriglyceridemia. The triglyceride-lowering effect of biotin suggests that biotin could be used in the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia.”
Yet another study involved patients who took biotin in combination with chromium (a vital trace mineral used in the body for carbohydrate metabolism and insulin regulation).
The result showed improvement in blood sugar levels, decreased LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and increased HDL cholesterol levels.
“Chromium picolinate/ biotin supplementation may represent an effective adjunctive nutritional therapy to people with poorly controlled diabetes with the potential for improving lipid metabolism.”
Studies like these emphasize the gross nutritional deficiencies that are so apparent in today’s society.
Still there is an abundance of prescribed synthetic drugs and continued chemical poisoning of our food supply. If this continues, the day will come when the human body is no longer recognizable due to man’s elimination of all the vital pieces of the puzzle of humanity!
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