Tuesday, January 12, 2010

13 Million Diagnosed and Counting

My whole thing with low carb is to control my blood sugar and metabolism with a low carb diet.

I've recently been reading what Dr. Mary Vernon (a bariatric doctor who co-wrote the Atkins Diet and my hero) says about pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome which is a potentially dangerous condition associated with diabetes. This is a condition that can lead to Type 2 diabetes, but you need to know that you can stop the process simply by watching what you eat.

People who adopt a low carb approach toward eating can drop their blood sugar levels substantially and in many cases if you're already on blood sugar or triglyceride medications, you may be able to discontinue them. I will say that you should check with your doctor before discontinuing any meds. I have been off mine for over 2 years.

Recent studies show that two-thirds of the American population are overweight or obese and 13 million people have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Another 5.2 million don't even know they have it. I was suprised to find that every year, about 200,000 people die from complications brought on by the disease!

But the good news is that it is preventable! We just want to pass on low carb information as we get it, give you some tips and tricks to maintaining a low carb lifestyle and provide recipes to help you stay on track, so check the site often and if we can be of any help just let us know.

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