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Why Do YOU Feel So Many More People Are Being Diagnosed With Diabetes?


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Old 03-08-2017, 15:39   #1
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"Diabetes is becoming more common in the United States. From 1980 through 2014, the number of Americans with diagnosed diabetes has increased fourfold (from 5.5 million to 22.0 million)." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Why do YOU feel these numbers have seen such a substantial increase?

What has changed between 1980 and today?

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It all started here (well actually a decade or so earlier, but this is where the GOVERNMENT jumped into such matters for the first time ever.)

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Titled Dietary Goals for the United States, but also known as the "McGovern Report",[10] they suggested that Americans eat less fat, less cholesterol, less refined and processed sugars, and more complex carbohydrates and fiber.[11] (Indeed, it was the McGovern report that first used the term complex carbohydrate, denoting "fruit, vegetables and whole-grains".[12]) The recommended way of accomplishing this was to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and less high-fat meat, egg, and dairy products.
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I have been thinking about this recently, especially in regards to the increase of children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body metabolizes sugar (glucose). Over 5,000 people under the age of 20 were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes between 2008 and 2009. Until 10 years ago, type 2 diabetes accounted for less than 3% of all newly diagnosed diabetes cases in adolescents; it now comprises 45% of all such cases. Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Although I certainly see how the crazy nutrition recommendation added to the increase, I don't see it as being the whole story.

When I was a child, kids moved a lot more than they do now. Often time, after school, kids played outside until it was nearly dark. They played, kick the can, kick ball, hide and go seek, and they rode their bikes for hours. Today, many kids will spend hours glued the the television screen or playing video games. By the time my grandson was 3 years old, he knew how to find videos on my iPhone and choose what he wanted to watch.

As amazing as technology is, in my humble opinion, finding balance so that entire generations don't become become almost completely sedentary, is vital.

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I am also curious if there is more added sugar in products today than there were in 1980. I think Starbucks showed up around 1979, and the drinks keep getting sweeter. Did you know that just one Venti Caramel Macchiato has 44g of carbs?

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1. Better diagnostics....I believe both my father and his father were diabetic, but not diagnosed.

2. Baby boomer's are reaching retirement age. We were the most recent generation that did not have to suffer hard times, like the depression, World Wars, etc.

3. Many of us were raised on lots of junk food and as a group I am suspect we are more overweight than previous generations.

As a general comment, I do not believe most of the 'Government' data that is put out! Our Government has been so very corrupt for so very long, that most reports that come out of any of the Federal Agencies, is poorly analyzed if not down right faked ......the motivation here is to draw more funding.....

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1) Plastic in our environment.
2) you dont find what you dont look for... we are testing for diabetes like never befor.
3) We eat more carbs than ever before.

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Fast food. For people who are financially challenged, its cheaper. So is bread and other carb laden stuff. I'm even having trouble sourcing food that I can a) afford and b) need to be eating.

REally crappy dietary guidelines.

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