Reversing Type 2 Diabetes as The USA Gets Fatter
We are not alone, either
Reversing type 2 diabetes became a central focus of my life because I got fat. Obese in fact. Since losing weight, I find myself noticing the size of people’s waist lines . There are a lot of big ones.
Everyday and everywhere I see people who are in far worse shape than I ever was and I was considered obese by current standards. The cheery news is that these my be the good old days of svelteness.
In a recently released report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation estimates that, if Americans don’t eat less and better, half the nation will be obese in the next 18 years.
That is also a trend world wide. The world is getting fatter, not that that helps much. Misery does love company, though, so I guess we will be having lots of company.
That means Americans, and everyone everywhere, will be not only getting heavier, but sicker as well. Rates for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even some types of cancer will all rise.
So will the costs of treating it all. Just here in the USA, costs for treating our collective weight gain is estimated to be $66 billion if things don’t change.
I am not confident that they will, either. Go long on diabetes medication manufacturers.
- Fasting Blood Glucose Level: 97 mg/dl
- Weight: 185 lbs.
- Exercise: 45 minutes bike ride. Not into it this morning.
- Mood: 7.5 Hey, it’s Sensible Splurge Friday.
- Breakfast: Usual morning fruit medley, one slice of leftover pizza from last night.
- Lunch: Chicken/cole slaw tacos, which is left over chicken and cole slaw wrapped in whole wheat tortilla. Easy.
- Dinner: Tex-Mex. Grilled fajita and vegetables. It’s not not called sensible splurge friday for nothing.
- Snacks. None. No time.