Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise – what you can do to prevent it
This past January, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 26 million Americans now have Type 2 diabetes – that’s up from 23.6 million in 2008. And that 79 million now have “pre-diabetes” (when blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not quite at diabetes levels).
That’s bad news, because diabetes can lead to cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, blindness and kidney failure, and it’s the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S.
What causes Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes can happen at any age and is often preventable. Being overweight is strongly linked to Type 2 diabetes, although not everyone with Type 2 is overweight. Certain factors increase the risk, including excess weight, low activity level, family history, race, age, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and high triglycerides levels.
Make True Citrus your partner in preventing diabetes
You can take steps to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. Exercising more than three times a week can decrease your risk, since physical activity helps you control your weight, uses up glucose as energy and makes your cells more sensitive to insulin.
And you can help control your weight by switching from high-calorie beverages and choosing low sodium foods. True Citrus is a zero calorie, all natural, no sodium way to flavor your water and season dishes, and can help you drink more and eat less.
Further, True Citrus is a good source of Vitamin C, which may be important in fighting diabetes. Recent Tufts University research shows that low levels of Vitamins E and C is linked to metabolic syndrome, a condition that increases the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes.
Our customers tell us that True Citrus has helped them in their fight to lose weight and to stay healthy:
"As a person with diabetes, I have to watch my sugar and sodium intake. I also can't drink diet soda anymore so True Lemon is great. I use it in my water and I season my food with it instead of using salt. I love it!" Jill, Olathe, Kansas
“After years of diet failures and potential danger I subjected my body to via crazy diets, pills, etc., I am finding cutting portions, exercise, and above all water is the solution; how simple, an answer I had at my fingertips always, but I felt the solution was in a magic pill! Here it is in simple willpower and your crystallized lemon! I thank you for this product and for it helping me save my own life!" Renee Santin, Findlay, OH
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