Diabetes research focuses heavily on treatments and not on prevention

Diabetes research focuses heavily on treatments and not on prevention

We know that changes to diet and lifestyle can wipe out most type II diabetes and that this is around 90% of all diabetes cases.  So why do we keep pouring money into drug research instead of prevention messages?

I have helped people to cut back and to get off their diabetes medications in our programmes.  They are thrilled to be off the drugs.  They are so much happier to be living a normal and disease-free life rather than a drug and side-effect-laden life.

Current research efforts looking at pharmaceutical remedies will not change the problem with diabetes because you cannot eat yourself sick and then drug yourself well. 

What has the latest study found?

  • Researchers examined 2,484 diabetes-related trials from 2007-2010
  • Over 75% emphasized diabetes drug therapy
  • Barely 10% were conducted to examine preventive measures
  • 63% of the trials involved a drug
  • 12% involved behavioral tests
  • Type II diabetes risk is highest for adults and seniors
  • Older individuals were focused on in only 1% of the trials
  • Diabetes is growing in young people astronomically all over the world
  • Only 4% of the trials focused on diabetes in people age 18 and younger

Study by Duke University researchers as published in the journal Diabetologia, 2013.  As reported by huffingtonpost.com on April 7, 2013.  

Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/07/diabetes-research-studies-trials-treatment-prevention_n_3022070.html?view=print&comm_ref=false

 

Posted: Monday 15 April 2013

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