Are Environmental Toxins Causing Surge In Diabetes Among The Young?

January 23, 2020

…according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But the establishment is looking in all the wrong places for the solution. Action Alert!

The CDC report, which followed almost 6,000 people aged 12 to 34 from 2005 to 2016, demonstrates the shocking rise in prediabetes—where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. The report found that one in four young adults and one in five adolescents have prediabetes. As we detailed previously, this epidemic of diabetes is likely caused in large part by exposure to toxic substances like BPA, but the medical establishment is too busy recommending drugs for people with prediabetes to see the truth. Many drugs to treat diabetes are dangerous and the drug-makers are being sued by those who have been harmed. You can help us get these and other dangerous drugs off the market by visiting our Legal Center.

The rise in prediabetes in young people is new, as historically it has more commonly been middle-aged and older adults who begin to develop diabetes. Numbers are rising for older Americans too: we previously reported that one in three Americans are prediabetic. That is a lot of people, and it has Big Pharma salivating: $322 billion is already spent annually caring for people with diabetes and prediabetes.

The medical establishment is completely missing the mark in handling this epidemic of chronic illness. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has recommended diabetes drugs for prediabetic patients. It should come as no surprise that the list of the AACE’s corporate sponsors includes the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world: Novo Nordisk, Merck, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and many others.

As we reported recently, emerging research is elucidating the real cause of the diabetes epidemic: exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals like BPA and other toxins. This research even demonstrates that obesity is not necessarily a cause of diabetes: obese people in the bottom 10% of toxin load do not have an increased risk of diabetes; 30% of lean people with a high toxin load will develop diabetes. About 90% of diabetes cases could be attributed to the “massive increase in body load of toxins.” The worst chemicals are BPA, arsenic, phthalates, and PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). What we need is not more drugs, but to limit our exposure to these dangerous substances to prevent the development of diabetes and obesity in the first place.

Some of the worst diabetes drugs have by now been taken off the market. But current diabetes drugs are still both ineffective and involve enormous risks, especially for the heart. Our Legal Center has an entire page dedicated to diabetes drugs that are the subject of legal action, and you can help us get these products off the market.

Action Alert! Write to Congress and the FDA and urge them to improve post-market safety surveillance of drugs. Please send your message immediately.

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8 responses to “Are Environmental Toxins Causing Surge In Diabetes Among The Young?”

  1. James A Clark Jr says:

    Improve post-market safety surveillance of drugs.

  2. Charlie Burns says:

    Make it safe

  3. Deborah Gandolfo says:

    The emerging research is showing the real cause of the diabetes epidemic: exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals like BPA and other toxins. This research even demonstrates that obesity is not necessarily a cause of diabetes: obese people in the bottom 10% of toxin load do not have an increased risk of diabetes; 30% of lean people with a high toxin load will develop diabetes. About 90% of diabetes cases could be attributed to the “massive increase in body load of toxins.” The worst chemicals are BPA, arsenic, phthalates, and PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). What we need is not more drugs, but to limit our exposure to these dangerous substances to prevent the development of diabetes and obesity in the first place.

  4. Sharon Wood says:

    Don’t let Big Pharma have their way! Make it safe, improve post-market safety surveillance of drugs.

  5. don cooke says:

    i followed natural health methods to reverse my pre diabetes

  6. Gopal Pandey says:

    It is not only Big Pharma but the Food Industry is complicit in creating favorable conditions for diseases. This is a match made in burning Hell and they should be constrained.

  7. Barbara Wolfrum says:

    For those like myself who were considered pre-diabetic it takes a bit of effort but the solution is what you put into your body. I found that the Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet by Mark Hyman MD was the answer for me and reversed my pre-diabetic status. It also eliminated symptoms that I had no idea were related to the problem.

  8. Joan Garnier says:

    I believe the use of Herbicides like Roundup is linked to the increase in diabetes AMONG OTHER ILLNESSES. We have to look to research done in other nations, because the EPA is complicit with Chemical manufacturers. Roundup started out as an ANTIBIOTIC. It is well knows that a healthy gut is essential to health. Roundup used liberally on our food supply causes a sterile gut…and all the bacteria that boost our immune system, and the bacteria that produce serotonin (a neurotransmitter) are killed every day people don’t eat a strictly organic diet.

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