The epidemic of diabetes is the topic that the latest Health
Letter of the Public Citizen Health Research Group covers.
They are correct in their assessment of the pharmaceutical companies’
need to “…develop new illnesses that can be treated with a drug that is
patent protected.” One of these “new” illnesses is “pre-diabetes.”
Also true is this statement from the Health Letter: “In order
to keep investors happy, a company must grow the market, even if it
means inventing a new disease to sell more drugs. Expanding the
boundaries of an illness such as diabetes has been called ‘disease
mongering,’ which was the subject of several recent articles in the
Health Letter.” (I have also mentioned “disease mongering” in one of
my previous Blogs.)
Rightly, they recommend lifestyle changes as the way to prevent type
2 diabetes. However, they do not spell out exactly what these changes
should entail, other than listing “recommendations for living with
diabetes” from the New York City Department of Health.
Everything that we have learned indicates that a low fat, whole
food, vegan diet can prevent, reverse, or cure Type 2 diabetes.
Please see the links below for more information concerning diabetes
from responsible medical doctors: