While we are all at risk of being infected by the virus, individuals with diabetes and hyperglycemia and other markers of metabolic syndrome, such as hypertension and obesity, are at markedly increased risk of dying from the infection.
As Dr. David Ludwig of Harvard pointed out in his recent editorial in The New York Times, it’s impossible to think we can isolate “only those at risk” when two out of every three Americans are overweight, almost 50% have hypertension or cardiovascular disease, and 10% have type 2 diabetes.
With Europe and the UK showing similarly concerning trends, this is not an isolated problem.
In addition, a previous study estimated only 12% of the American population meet criteria for being “metabolically healthy.”
These staggering numbers highlight just how sick we have become and how now, more than ever, we need to refocus our attention toward reversing the trend of metabolic diseases.
To help better understand where to start, this article covers the three most common myths about type 2 diabetes. Busting these myths will help you reverse this condition and dramatically improve your health.