A Clip from The China Study, by T.Colin Campbell
“…TYPE 2 DIABETES, the most common form, often accompanies obesity. As we, as a nation, continue to gain weight, our rate of diabetes spirals out of control. The scariest figure? 1/3 of those people with diabetes don’t know yet that they have it.
You know the situation is serious when our children, at the age of puberty, start falling prey to the form of diabetes usually reserved for adults over 40. One newspaper illustrated the epidemic with the story of a girl who weighed 350 pounds at the age of 15, had the “adult-onset” form of diabetes and was injecting insulin into her body 3 times/day.
What is diabetes, why should we care about it and how do we stop it from happening to us? Almost all cases of diabetes are either Type 1 or Type 2. Type 1 develops in children and adolescents, and thus is sometimes referred to as juvenile-onset diabetes. This form accounts for 5% -10% of all diabetes cases. Type 2, which accounts for 90%-95% of all cases, used to occur primarily in adults age 40 and up, and thus was called adult-onset diabetes. But because up to 45% of new diabetes cases in children are Type 2 diabetes, the age-specific names are being dropped, and the 2 forms are simply referred to as Type 1 and Type 2…”
To Be Continued….