Eating to Death: Type 2 Diabetes a Curable Disease

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Eating to Death: Type 2 Diabetes a Curable Disease At least 26 million and counting Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes. (American Diabetes Association Pp.1 2013) Majority of them are African-Americans and Hispanics; a staggering $245 billion are direct medical costs for diabetes in America. (American Diabetes Association Pp.1 2013) This should cause some type of arousal in the food industry but it does not. Because, most American with Type 2 diabetes refuse to cure and rid themselves of this “disease.” This topic is important because Americans are losing their lives and money to a curable disease that can simply be fixed by taking measures to prevent diabetes, what they consume and their lifestyles. According to the American Diabetes Association, African-American people are tremendously affected by diabetes as 3.7 million or 14.7 percent of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes. (American Diabetes Association Pp.1 2013) Diabetes is widely misunderstood as controllable disease; on the contrary this disease is deadly and expensive. Many people think that diabetes results from consuming too many sweets, but the truth is more than the obvious. At least 26 million Americans have the disease, caused by a lack or shortage of insulin. Experts say diabetes is partly genetic and at least partly behavioral. Type 1 Diabetes is lifelong disease and usually genetic on the other hand Type 2 Diabetes usually shows up later in life and often has to deal with the individual’s lifestyle, diet, and can be cured. Type 2 Diabetes strips the body’s ability of producing adequate amounts of insulin (Blood Sugar) or it tells the cells to disregard the insulin. Insulin is essential for the human body to be capable to use glucose for... ... middle of paper ... ...the purposes of creating a label that is emulates the truth. Although, the packaging may say Organic the consumer must take responsibility and read to make sure the item really is 100% Organic with no imperfections. False Advertising is one of the many ways companies trick consumers into buying their products. Works Cited American Diabetes Association (2011, January 26). Statistics About Diabetes: American Diabetes Association®. Retrieved March 30, 2014, from http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/ American Diabetes Association (2013, March). FAST FACTS Data and Statistics about Diabetes. Retrieved March 30, 2014, from http://professional.diabetes.org/admin/UserFiles/0%20-%20Sean/FastFacts%20March%202013.pdf Weber, K. (2009). Food, Inc: How industrial food is making us sicker, fatter and poorer -- and what you can do about it. New York: PublicAffairs.

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