pre-diabetes

  1. Pre-diabetes patients could get pushed on drugs

    CURE your pre-diabetes with this exotic spice

    The mainstream is desperately trying to SELL pre-diabetes as a disease of its own, and you know what that means.

    It’s ulterior motive time!

    They’re not really selling the disease. They’re hoping to sell you a “cure” in the form of expensive and sickening meds.

    I’ll give them one thing: Pre-diabetes really is a disease of its own, and not just because it can lead to diabetes.

    Even if you NEVER develop full-blown diabetes, the spiraling blood sugar levels that mark pre-diabetes can ruin your health and threaten your life.

    But you don’t need a drug to cure it.

    I’ll give you the effortless secret to stopping this new “disease” cold in a moment. It costs just pennies a day, and in one clinical trial was 100 percent effective.

    First, let me share with you what NOT to do, and that’s fall for this crazy new push to sell the failing diet drug lorcaserin (Belviq) as a pre-diabetes cure.

    Over the course of a year, folks with prediabetes HbA1c levels of between 5.7 percent and 6.5 percent saw a drop of about 0.33 percent.

    Big whoop.

    They also lost an average of half a pound a month, or 6.2 pounds over the course of that year.

    Again, big whoop… especially when you consider that this med is supposed to help you lose weight.

    It’s the drug’s MAIN JOB, yet it barely made a difference!

    But it was enough to cut the risk of prediabetes turning into diabetes by nearly 20 percent, and that no doubt has Big Pharma dreaming of huge profits.

    After all, there are 84 million Americans with pre-diabetes. Since this drug costs $290 a month, you don’t need a calculator to see how quickly that can turn into BILLIONS of dollars.

    For patients, however, this drug is much less appealing.

    Not only will you NOT lose much weight, but you can face a risk of side effects ranging from bloody urine and bladder pain to headaches and dizziness.

    There’s a much simpler cure for pre-diabetes.

    It comes with no risks, and doesn’t cost $290 a month.

    In fact, you can get it for about 6 cents a day!

    The secret is curcumin, a potent natural anti-inflammatory locked inside the spice turmeric.

    In one study, curcumin went up against a placebo in 119 patients with pre-diabetes.

    Over nine months, 19 of the patients given the placebo developed diabetes versus NONE of the folks given curcumin.

    That’s right… it was 100 percent effective.

    Obviously, you can’t eat a sack of leftover Halloween candy and pop some curcumin to reverse the damage.

    But if you have prediabetes and are doing your best, curcumin can help make sure it never turns into diabetes. It may even help you reverse it completely and bring your blood sugar levels back down to normal.

  2. Walking after eating meals can control blood sugar

    Walk away from diabetes

    Preventing diabetes doesn't have to be a big challenge. In fact, it could be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other, because new research shows that walking after eating can help your body deal with the spike in blood sugar that hits after meals.

    You don't have to walk fast, and you don't even have to go very far. All you have to do is wait about 30 minutes after each meal, and then hit the pavement for about 15 minutes at a pace of roughly 3 miles per hour.

    That speed isn't very fast at all.

    But walking after eating can actually help your body control its post-meal blood sugar levels even better than a single 45-minute walk taken at another time of the day, according to a set of experiments on 10 overweight, sedentary, and pre-diabetic seniors.

    The benefits last for up to three hours after that walk, or most of the way to your next meal. But they don't carry over, so if you want to keep getting that benefit, you have to keep walking after eating every day, and after every meal, according to the study published in Diabetes Care.

    That should be easy enough for most people -- but let me throw in a bit of a reality check here as well.

    If you're overweight, sedentary, and pre-diabetic like the seniors in the new study, then that walking after eating is an excellent place to start. But by itself, I don't think it's truly going to keep diabetes at bay.

    To really prevent this disease -- and for overall good health and fitness -- you need more activity than just a 15-minute walk. And don't forget that what's in your meals is even more important than what you do after them -- so along with increasing your activity levels, work on eating better and losing weight.

    I recommend the Mediterranean diet, which can help prevent diabetes and protect the heart without placing too many limits on your food options or leaving you hungry after meals the way other diets will.

  3. Don't go low-cal to fight diabetes

    I can't think of any good reason to ever starve yourself on purpose -- but researchers keep pushing ultra-low calorie diets for everything from longevity to disease prevention. The latest: A new push to brand these extreme and dangerous diets as a "cure" for diabetes.
  4. Chinese herbs lower diabetes risk

    The latest news on diabetes is great if you're looking for a natural way to lower your risk for this condition -- but bad for the drug companies, since it proves you can bypass them altogether and get healthy on your own.

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