The average lifespan of a type 2 diabetic is 15 years shorter on average than a person who does not have diabetes. This alarming statistic comes from the US Department of Health and Human Services. More specifically, it comes from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is calculated using several massive health databases. As such, I consider this data quite trustworthy.
15 years! That's almost a whole generation shorter! The implications of this stat are staggering and I wonder if most type 2 diabetics REALLY understand how serious their disease is.
It's actually about double the impact that smoking has since smoking is estimated to decrease the lifespan only 7 to 8 years according the the CDC.
Surprisingly too, type 2 diabetics actually have a shorter lifespan on average than type 1 diabetics! Let that sink in for a moment and then read on...
The number one way that type 2 diabetics die is from heart attacks and other heart related illnesses. This is because the elevated blood sugar levels in their bodies eat away at the linings of all their blood vessels and eventually their heart just gives out. This is the same reason their kidneys fail so too and the reason why so many diabetics go blind and lose their limbs due to amputation. Diabetes literally kills you by attacking every major system in your body - slowly but surely.
The thing I want to emphasize the most here is that even type 2 diabetics who CONTROL their disease with medication die on average 15 years before their counterparts that do not have the disease. AND... the time that they do have on this planet is much lower in terms of quality of life. They are often fatigued and otherwise sick and can't enjoy life to its fullest.
So, the traditional path of taking oral medications and/or insulin injections that most medical doctors prescribe does NOT prevent a diabetic from having a greatly reduced lifespan.
I'm sorry if you have diabetes and I'm scaring you. My objective is not to scare you but rather to tell the whole truth about this issue, one that I do not believe is talked about anywhere near enough. A much shorter lifespan on average is the reality of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I feel like if you have the truth, you can do something about it. This is not a subject I feel it is better to be "blissfully ignorant" as they say.
It is also a fact that some people do beat these odds - they do. However, if you start talking to these people you soon start to realize something. The vast majority of them, sometimes without even realizing it, were doing things that at least in part reversed their diabetes - not just managing it - usually through diet, exercise, stress management, and other natural means.
So, it seems the key to gaining back those years is to cure your diabetes, not just manage the symptom of high blood sugar. Doing the latter looks really good on a chart but it's basically cheating.
The problem is that traditional medicine is never going to get you all the way there, i.e. you are never going to COMPLETELY reverse diabetes - CURE it completely - if you continue to follow the traditional course of action for type 2 diabetes. For a complete cure and a complete reversal of the 15 year shorter lifespan, you need to follow the alternative medicine approach, at least in part.
I am living proof that there is a cure for diabetes. In fact, you can reverse your diabetes is less than 6 months! However, you will need to follow a plan that eliminates ALL causes of type 2 diabetes which also prevent people from completely reversing it - this includes information that your traditional doctor will NEVER tell you, partly because they don't actually know and maybe because they are scared to tell you because their medical malpractice insurance won't cover this type of advice.
You will also need to add things to your diet that you are probably not getting now, or at least not enough of - again, including things that your traditional doctor will NEVER tell you. AND... you will need to make some other changes that will help heal your body naturally. Nothing too extreme or difficult, in fact quite enjoyable in most cases - simple things that will make a world of difference.
The key to getting this done in 6 months or less to have the right information. I can't recommend highly enough getting this reference to reversing diabetes. It is a comprehensive resource based on scientific research. It will give you all the information you need to curing your diabetes completely, including some information that is near impossible to find elsewhere.
If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, this should serve as a wake up call to you! Yes, we all have limited time on this planet but there is no need to cheat yourself out of 15 years and lower your quality of life at the same time. I literally feel better now that I did when I was 30 years old (I'm now in my mid 40's) so in a way getting diagnosed with type 2 diabetes saved my life because I ended up improving my life. I want you to do the same.