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SurvivalBlog Resources: The Diabetic Prepper’s Dilemma

Thursday, March 30, 2017 23:41
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< ![CDATA[Introductory Note: The following is another in a series of articles by JWR that will link to some of the thousands of archived SurvivalBlog articles, grouped topically. Today we address the issue of diabetes, with an emphasis on the particular requirements of preppers. Because 21st Century Americans are collectively both over-fed and incorrectly fed on sugary “junk food”, diabetes now affects more of our citizens than ever before. According the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans (9.3% of the population) had diabetes, as of 2012. Of those, about 1.25 million Americans (both children and adults) have the dreaded Type 1 diabetes >>> Link to: (the type that cannot be treated by just diet and exercise alone). Without supplemental insulin, most of Type 1 sufferers would perish. Alarmingly, 86 million Americans age 20 and older as classified as being in prediabetes. It is estimated that there are around 8 million Americans who have undiagnosed diabetes. It is wise for every adult to take a look at a list of the symptoms and watch for them. According to Infogalactic, “Untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Complications of relatively rapid onset include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Long-term complications include heart … Continue reading ]]>


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