Updated: May 9
The 7th leading cause of death in the United States is not contagious.
And it's not cancer.
And it's not genetic.
And it's not the result of accident or injury.
And the cure doesn't require drugs, surgery, or the advice of any highly specialized medical professional. Your general practitioner, nurse practitioner, or family doctor can provide more than enough support to help you do it.
So why does Type 2 diabetes cost Americans over a quarter of a trillion dollars a year?
Nearly 100 million Americans suffer from diabetes or a reduced insulin sensitivity called "prediabetes" (CDC 2015), making diabetes-related maladies the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.
It's important to know that there are two kinds of diabetes.