Have you or a family member been diagnosed with diabetes or told you are pre-diabetic? Want to know more about signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment and where things have gone off course? Curious about the influence of food subsidies and pharma funding for diabetes research? Tune in as Ali and Becki peel off the veil on Type 2 diabetes, exposing some serious room for improvement in the treatment of this preventable lifestyle disease.
It is estimated that 34.2 million people in the US or at least 10% of the population is diabetic and the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes in the US has more than doubled in the past 20 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has truly shone a light on the influence of insulin resistance on immune health with diabetes as one of the most common comorbidities leading to severe outcomes and death, exposing a pandemic within a pandemic. In this episode, Ali and Becki drill down on diabetes and insulin resistance, from risk factors to diagnostic criteria and focus primarily on where we have gone wrong with management of this reversible condition. Don’t worry, this episode is not all doom and gloom and part 2 will focus on functional approaches and solutions for truly getting diabetes into remission.
Also in This Episode:
- Food As Medicine Ketosis Program
- Naturally Nourished YouTube Channel – Subscribe Now
- What is Diabetes?
- The US Diabetes Epidemic
- Defining Insulin Resistance
- Risk Factors for Diabetes
- Diagnosis of Diabetes and Essential Labs
- HgbA1c (<5.6)
- Fasting Insulin (<8)
- Serum Vitamin D (50+)
- C-Reactive Protein (<0.8)
- Symptoms and Complications
- Conventional Approaches to Diabetes
- Impact of Food Subsidies
- Conventional Treatment and Commonly Prescribed Drugs
- Insulin Resistance and the Pandemic
Sponsors for this episode:
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