Type 2 diabetes is a "lifestyle" disease. Unhealthy food choices and lack of exercise have caught up with us.
It's estimated that 347 million people in the world now have diabetes (1).
It's becoming more and more obvious that we are what we eat. For those with the motivation to succeed a low glycemic raw food diet and juicing can reverse and cure many diseases including type-2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is often completely curable with a whole raw live food diet, and this approach may also benefit type 1 diabetics.
For more information watch the totally inspiring film "Raw For 30 Days" which documents the journey back to health of 6 American diabetics who have been eating a Standard American Diet (SAD diet). It's shows the joy and hardships of healing through a raw food diet.
For 30 days they eat no meat, no dairy, no junk food, no sweets or candies, and no sugar. Nor do they drink alcohol or caffeine. They eat a whole raw live food diet, and have their blood sugar checked daily.
By the end of the 30 days their blood sugar has stabilized, and they are cured of diabetes.
The documentary is really inspiring and positive. To get your hands on a copy go to rawfor30days.com.
While a trip to the Tree of Life Centre in Arizona is an ideal way to learn and implement this cure, the reality is that most of us folk just don't have that sort of money to spend. With this in mind Dr. Gabriel Cousens has written a really useful book There Is a Cure for Diabetes, Revised Edition: The 21-Day+ Holistic Recovery Program , which enables everyone to have access to this life saving information.
(1) Danaei G, Finucane MM, Lu Y, Singh GM, Cowan MJ, Paciorek CJ et al. National, regional, and global trends in fasting plasma glucose and diabetes prevalence since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 370 country-years and 2.7 million participants. Lancet, 2011, 378(9785):31–40.
Definition of diabetes used for the estimates: fasting glucose >= 7.0 mmol/L or on medication.