I realized recently that when I was in high school, I knew 2 people who were diabetic; now I know 100s, if not 1000s. The same is true of some other major illnesses such as Alzheimer's & Parkinson's which are considered to possibly be related to diabetes.
The world population has certainly increased, but the % of people who are now diabetic has also increased disproportionately. There are more type 1s (genetic/autoimmune) as well as more type 2s (life style related), so it's not simply a matter of our own personal lifestyle choices.
A few of you have mentioned conspiracy by major Rx companies to NOT find a cure, but my question goes more to why are we in this situation in the first place? Is this because of better diagnosis, different standards, changes in our nutrition, changes in our air/environment/farming practices, or what??
I was really surprised recently to see an article which stated that the countries with the largest % of diabetics were many of the Middle-East and Northern African countries. This threw a couple of my assumptions about diet and lifestyle into question.
Any thoughts on what the bigger issue may be?
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