Diabetes Afflicts Nearly 10% of America

It turns out pre-diabetes increases your chances of a heart attack by about 50%. This is the first video in a series of short videos on Diabetes.

Today I am going to be talking about the leading cause of blindness, kidney disease and amputations…that is diabetes.

Chad Kreuzer here with Anchor Point Films…we just got back from doing a seminar in the Chicago area about reversing diabetes. It's such a blessing to see people's lives change as they change their lifestyle. We will be showing you a video coming up very soon of an 80-year-old man whose life was changed who's had diabetes for years. His name is Dell and we are going to tell you about that. Talking about this disease…it is literally an epidemic. Type 2 diabetes is now called type 2 diabetes…it used to be called adult onset diabetes. We don't call it that anymore because children are now getting it. What is causing it to take place like this? Why is it an epidemic? That's what we want to discover. And here is the thing, you may say "well, I don't have diabetes" Many people are excited…they only have pre-diabetes, but the reality is, if you have type 2 diabetes, you have a 65% higher chance of having a heart attack than the average person. Then you think well great, I'm just pre-diabetic so I don't have that struggle. Actually, the reality is that if you are a pre-diabetic, that it increases your chances of having a heart attack or a stroke somewhere around 50% more than your average person. So, just being a pre-diabetic does not mean that you are out of the woods. The good news is that we can actually reverse it. Now, I want to share with you some stats on pre-diabetes. Now, people between the ages of 20-39…so this is the age range that I am in. It is about 40% of them that have pre-diabetes. Then you work your way up to 40-59 and it's right around 50% of people that have pre-diabetes. Then, you move to 60-74 and roughly 2 out of 3 people have pre-diabetes. Once you get to the age of 75…roughly 75% of people, 3 out of 4 have pre-diabetes. The older we are, the more likely we are to get type 2 diabetes. The amazing thing is Dr. Dean Ornish, one of the great scientists of our day has shown prove scientifically that you can reverse heart disease. He simply says that 95% of people can reverse type 2 diabetes. You say, "but Chad, it's genetic. It runs in my family. It's just the way it is." It's in my family too. I had a great grandma with it and my dad has it and the good news is that it can be reversed and be reversed very rapidly. Roughly 95% of people with type 2 diabetes can reverse it within six months. The question is how? That is what we are going to start to talk about in the upcoming videos.