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Living With Diabetes
There is an epidemic of diabetes in this world. I’m sure it was not as prominent 25 years ago. In fact it was not.
I remember a friend of my mum’s had it and I was astounded that someone had to stick themselves with a needle on a daily basis; now it is almost common place.
You don’t have to take my word for it. Research shows an increase in diabetes. A recent study, ‘A Global Prevalence of Diabetes’ shows the projection in the rise by the year 2030.
The goal of the mentioned study was to review the current incidence of diabetes and estimate it’s prevalence by 2030. Based on the study’s findings the total number of people is projected to rise from 171 million in 2000 to 366 million in 2030. This is a near doubling of the people worldwide who have been diagnosed in only 30 years!
This study shows an amazing rise of people with the disease with very scary statistics.
In addition a recent article in the Belfast Telegraph shows the annual number of diabetes-related amputations in England is now more than 7,000 a year.
It is a very real problem. For many not only is it a physical issue it is also an emotional rollercoaster ride.
We need to ask ourselves; What is causing it? What can be done about it? Can we prevent it? How can we take back control of our health?
The experts in this magazine will answer these questions for you. Diabetes CAN be managed and in some cases reversed. It will require a lifestyle change but, with the correct knowledge and input, your body can repair.
There is a lot of information in this magazine. Please share with anyone who you know will benefit from this information. This epidemic CAN be reduced when people have the correct knowledge.
 Wild et al., American Diabetes Association, May 2004.
 Belfast Telegraph, July 2005.