Prediabetes is Like Standing in a Burning House

Prediabetes is Like Standing in a Burning House

November 10, 2019 3 By Jose Scott


How many times have you heard about the
preventable disaster of someone failing to leave a burning home? Here are some of
the reasons. For fear of damage or looting at the home. Just a tragic
overconfidence. Pets were in the home and they went back to save them. There are
multiple other reasons. Now this is a heart attack and stroke channel
Why am I bringing this up? Because failure to acknowledge and deal
with prediabetes is the same kind of tragedy that’s happening over and over
and over right in front of our faces, in front of us, under our nose. And we’re
just not acknowledging it. Part of the reason is we don’t know that it’s
happening. Most people with prediabetes, over 90%
of them, don’t even know, and it’s incredibly common. As you see with the
UCLA study of just a couple of years ago, over half a 30-year olds and above have
insulin resistance or diabetes. Now, we know some of the things that can cause
it: excess weight, obesity, excess carbohydrate intake, sedentary lifestyle,
genetics, aging one of the major drivers. But we’re not… we also know the things
that it does. It causes elevated triglycerides, low HDL, polycystic ovary
disease, sleep apnea (it’s related to sleep apnea). But most of all, it causes plaque
and therefore heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, eye disease. Just incredible
numbers of problems, the major killers and disablers in our world. And again,
it’s not that it’s sneaking up on us. We know how to find it, but we’re not doing
it. We’re able to get oral glucose tolerance test. We can even do it
at home. I’ve done videos showing how I did oral glucose tolerance test with a
Freestyle Lite blood stick finger stick glucose monitor. And I even used Mott’s
apple sauce. You can use Coca-Cola. You can use whatever you want in terms of
sugar sources. Now, obviously, you get into some some argument about well colas have
fructose and that’s a little bit different. Maybe the sugar in a
sugar-laden applesauce is not as accessible. You know what, try it, and you
can see it. The other thing that we’re doing we’re
offering more services where we can have helped patients do an official a medic
more of a medical grade type of oral glucose tolerance test. We’re setting up
ways where you can look at a Kraft insulin survey. We’ll help you interpret
it. We’re also setting up ways where you can do just a simple home screening. So
give us a call. Look us up. We’d love to help help you understand whether or not
you’re in a burning house. Thank you for your interest. This is Ford Brewer. I started
off my career as an ER doc. And that can be frustrating because most of the
things bringing patients into the ER can and should be prevented, like heart
attack and stroke. So I went to Johns Hopkins for training in prevention, did
well ended up running the program, trained dozens of docs there, and have
trained hundreds and even over a thousand doctors since then in
preventing disease. What’s even more important is I’ve helped thousands of
patients prevent heart attack and stroke rather than waiting for the devastation
and hoping for a cure.