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This week I received a thought provoking email from a retired Army NCO
who has developed diabetes (type II) since retiring from the service over
fifteen years ago. This is not uncommon. Eighteen million Americans have diabetes, but did you
know that over 90% of all diabetes cases can either be prevented or
significantly delayed? And guess what can help you avoid diabetes? The
amazing panacea of exercise and healthy diet is the answer. It seems the
many medical studies published concerning American health all come back to
an easy and basic fitness plan.
From the National Institute of Health webpage, diabetes is defined in three
Type I diabetes is a very serious and non-preventable condition where
the patient needs a daily dose of insulin since the pancreas does not
produce it at all or in enough quantities.
Type II diabetes usually occurs in older and/or obese people who do
not have to have a family history of diabetes. 80% of type II diabetics are
overweight, and as our children are increasingly sharing in America's
overweight statistics, juvenile diabetes is growing at alarming rates.
The third type of diabetes is gestational diabetes which occurs in
Of the millions of Americans with diabetes, it is amazing that the
preventable form of Type II makes up an overwhelming majority of the cases.
This is extremely serious, since diabetes is the sixth leading cause of
death in the U.S.A totaling over 70,000 people every year and costing over
$132 billion annually in direct and indirect costs. Diabetics should see
their doctor several times a year and receive regular eye and feet
examinations since blindness and amputations of the lower limbs are common
effects of the disease.
that you are more informed on the topic, what can you do to avoid
diabetes? The answer is - Get up, start moving more, and
eat less sugary foods. Drink more water, stop
drinking sodas, and eat more fiber rich foods to help regulate insulin. Eat less from the drive-thru and more from
the garden. Check out foods that are low on the Glycemic Index as well.
There are many websites on diabetes / glycemic index you can find to help
you more specifically. Many of the Stew Smith Archive Articles at
can help you with ideas to getting started with fitness if you need
There are dozens of other articles that will help you find a way to exercise
that is suitable for your lifestyle. You can also check out the
StewSmith.com Fitness Store for answers to your weight loss and
fitness goals. There is a
Diabetic Prevention Plan on the site that
has been working for many over the past two years. Feel free to email me at
if you have any questions, and it may inspire me to write about it next
week. Good luck.
Stew Smith is a former Navy SEAL and fitness author
certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National
Strength and Conditioning Association. If you are interested in starting a
workout program to create a healthy lifestyle - check out the StewSmith.com
Fitness eBook store and the Stew Smith article archive at StewSmith.com. To contact
Stew with your comments and questions, e-mail him at
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